Ellie Soutter, a snowboarder on Great Britain’s Youth Olympic team, has died on her 18th birthday.
Soutter was a bronze medalist for Team GB at the 2017 Youth Olympic Winter Festival and carried the British flag at the closing ceremony. She was slated to be on the country’s snowboarding team for the 2022 Winter Olympics, and was regarded as one of the top young snowboarders in the world.
She had been training abroad recently, but her death occurred at her home in the United Kingdom. Her cause of death is unknown.