I'm Victoria (Tory) Bell - I'm 20 years old and a ski racer representing Ireland at International level. I have just finished my 5th season of FIS competitions.
In 2011 I was the only girl representing Ireland at the European Youth Olympics in Liberec, Czech Republic (www.eyowf2011.cz) where I carried the flag at the closing ceremony.
In 2012 I was the only athlete to represent Ireland at the World Junior Alpine Ski Championships in Rocarasso, Italy where I carried the flag at the opening ceremony.
I was awarded an Olympic Scholarship by the International Olympic Committee at the end of 2012.
In 2013 I captained my school team to the "Overall School" and "Overall Team" trophies and 23 other podiums in total at the British Schoolgirls' races in Flaine; a new record for any school in this event's 54 year history. I also represented Ireland again, as the only female athlete, at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria.
During the 2013/2014 season I finished with 7 top 15 places, 3 top 10 places and finished 2nd in GS at the Greek National Championships, missing out on winning the race overall by 0.02 of a second.
During 2013/2014 I trained and raced in New Zealand, Austria, China, Japan, Spain, Germany and Greece.
My journey along the road to Pyeongchang 2018 has already begun with selection to represent Ireland at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail & Beaver Creek (in the USA) in February 2015.