The 'hippy in a motorhome' tipped for snowboarding greatness

Mia Brookes has a cherished signed poster on her wall with 2018 Olympic snowboard champions Chloe Kim and Anna Gasser the prized autographs.

She was gripped by the Pyeongchang Winter Games and dreams of competing at future Olympics for Great Britain.

And it is not merely a pipe dream for the 11-year-old as she is being tipped for greatness herself.

This week she will be competing at the Brits, the British freestyle skiing and snowboarding championships, in Laax, Switzerland, where youngsters rub shoulders against Olympians including Pyeongchang big air bronze medallist Billy Morgan and X Games medallist James Woods.

"She is very, very good. As good as you can be for an 11-year-old," GB Park and Pipe programme manager Lesley McKenna told BBC Sport.

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