James Machon invites Jessica Ennis-Hill to try half-pipe skiing

Team GB skier James Machon receives a good-luck message from Jessica Ennis-Hill, before inviting her to practise her slope skills with him.

Freestyle skier James Machon has invited his idol Jessica Ennis-Hill to try half-pipe skiing with him, after receiving a good-luck message from the athlete via Twitter.

Machon has stated that he would like to emulate Ennis-Hill's London Olympic Games success from 2012 when he takes to the slopes at Sochi 2014.

After tagging her in an article, Ennis-Hill responded to Machon, saying: "Wishing u lots of luck James! Have a great one."

Machon replied back: "Thanks for the tweet Jess! If you ever want to try Ski Halfpipe let me know!"

The 23-year-old will be taking part in his first Winter Olympic Games.

James Machon of Team GB Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard poses at the Team GB Kitting Out on January 23, 2014
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