|1, When did you first think of becoming a pro snowboarder?|
How did you get into Snowboarding?
I was on the British Ski Team for three years before I snowboarded and the Scottish Ski team for four years before that. The last few years I skied I went snowboarding now and again as a hobby, I really loved it and thought the people involved in the sport had a great outlook on life. Then I got hurt skiing and I could not put ski boots on and could only put on soft snowboard boots so I went riding for a month. At the end of the month (March 1996) I was hooked. I then met my good friend and traveling companion Melanie Leando.She really wanted to go and do snowboard world cups and I though ‘why not’. So, off we went! Definitely a case of right time right place and straight in at the deep end
Check out Lesley's Website www.lesleymckenna.com
|6, What are your thoughts on the Winter Olympics Next Year?|
Scotland's best known snowboarder, British Champion and Britain's most successful Snowboard World Cup competitor ever. Lesley has been competing on the Snowboard World Cup Tour since 1998 and has notched up many top 5 results, including 6 podiums and 2 wins in women's half pipe. Lesley also rides slopestyle competitions and loves to free ride in her spare time. Her high energy approach to life makes her a well known face in the world of snowboarding and helps fuel her pioneering spirit. She is currently aiming for the Turin Olympics in February 2006 and will also ride the World Cup tour in the coming season. Having been the only British snowboarder selected for the Salt Lake City Olympics, she is looking forward to another Olympic experience and hopes to ride hard, go big and get noticed.
better and once people saw we were trying our hardest they were a lot of help. We did not have a coach then and the coaches from the other teams really helped us out - without that help we would not have made it to where we are now.
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