A DETERMINED girl has braved the slopes to win a gold medal at a worldwide sporting competition.

Amy Clayton, from Crowthorne won gold in the Big Air and Slopestyle in the BRITS freestyle ski championships.

The 14-year-old, flew to Laax in Switzerland to compete against worldwide athletes on March 31 and April 5.

Sue Clayton, Amy's mother, said: "She has worked really hard for it.

"She has been skiing with us, as a family, since she was six years-old and has really taken to the sport. She is a daredevil."

Amy won the Big Air competition by playing it safe and using her tac tics.

However, in the Slopestyle competition, she felt less deserving of her win because she was the only girl competing.

Despite this, her mum Sue, feels this is an even bigger win, proving that women can compete in 'male' dominating extreme sports.

She added: "Amy has a 'This Girl Can' sticker on her helmet because quite often she gets mistaken for a boy.

"The sport isn't for everyone, you have to be strong minded and Amy is definitely that."

In December 2018, the Edgbarrow school student had her confidence knocked after crashing from a double back flip in a competition in Italy.

Ever since, Amy has felt 'anxious' when competing, however playing it safe ensured she secured two gold medals in one of her toughest competitions yet.

Amy intends to keep on practicing and one day take part in the Winter Olympics.