Alpine and Telemark events start Meribel 2023 on opening day of action

WATCH: Flying Officer Kirsty Guest wins on debut at Meribel for RAF

The Inter Services snow sports championships have kicked off with Alpine and Telemark skiers taking the headlines in Meribel.

The first event saw the Alpine Ski Slalom take place as the Army's Lieutenant Joshua Serdet won the men's race and RAF athlete Flying Officer Kirsty Guest was victorious in the women's competition.

In the Telemark Giant Slalom, the Army dominated the men's race with Stefan Hurst winning for the second consecutive year while in the women's competition, Squadron Leader Clare Thomas from the RAF stood at the top of the podium.

Men's Alpine Ski Slalom results:

  1. Lieutenant Joshua Serdet (British Army)
  2. Corporal Barney Rudge (Royal Air Force)
  3. Sapper Matthew Jessop (British Army)

Women's Alpine Ski Slalom results:

  1. Flying Officer Kirsty Guest (Royal Air Force)
  2. Major Tessa Pirie (British Army)
  3. Lieutenant Lilias Hopkinson (Royal Navy)
WATCH: Captain Stefan Hurst continues his Telemark winning streak

Men's Telemark Giant Slalom results:

  1. Captain Stefan Hurst (British Army)
  2. Captain Ben Atkinson (British Army)
  3. Staff Sergeant Danny Johnson (British Army)

Women's Telemark Giant Slalom results:

  1. Squadron Leader Clare Thomas (Royal Air Force)
  2. Flight Lieutenant Sarah Shape (Royal Air Force)
WATCH: Opening day winners react to their victories

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