Thomas, who was born in Chelmsford in Essex, came in second place to take silver in Krasnoyarsk, Russia and said:
“I managed to put down the skiing I have been working on with my coach. It paid off. I made history for Great Britain, being the first ever GB athlete to achieve a medal on World Cup moguls event. I was very proud to represent my country on the second step of the podium – a massive thank you to everyone that has made this possible.
This season has been hard. With a 4th place in China (dual moguls) I set my objectives higher. I felt more and more capable of a World Cup podium. I struggled to get my skiing in place but I knew if I skied the way I wanted to that I would be close.
During the North American tour I made super finals in Deer Valley (top 6) Single moguls. I was feeling more and more confident with my skiing. Japan and Kazakhstan was a challenge, I couldn’t get my skiing in place and then the Russian event in Krasnoyarsk happened and I managed to get the podium finish I have been chasing. I am excited to now to use this as a platform for future events.”
Vicky Gosling OBE, Chief Executive Officer of GB Snowsport said:
“This is another incredible landmark moment in what has been a brilliant season for our athletes at GB Snowsport.”
We are so delighted for Thomas and the wider Moguls team for this result and the brilliant work the team put in”.
Gerken-Schofield was beaten narrowly by Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury in the super final to pick up his ninth straight World Cup overall moguls title.