GB Park and Pipe
The GB Park and Pipe Halfpipe skiers are in PyeongChang this week for the Olympic Ski Halfpipe test event. With only six skiers going through to finals in the Ladies event, the British girls just missed out with Rowan Cheshire finishing in an excellent 9th place and Molly Summerhayes in 16th. In the men’s event, young gun Alexander Glavatsky-Yeadon put in a great performance to finish in 20th. Murray Buchan finished in 25th place overall and after showing impressive form in training, a hand down cost Pete Speight valuable marks, with him finishing in 29th position.
Billy Morgan is in Los Angeles for this weekend’s Air + Style event. The Big Air event kicks off on Saturday with qualification and finals on Sunday.
Today we see GB Park and Pipe Pathway athletes Glen Ironside, Gabriel Adams and Ethan Smith competing at the Big Air Europa Cup in Groetschen.
Erzurum 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival
At the Erzurum 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival, Snowboard Cross athlete Ellie Soutter won Team GB’s first medal of the event, claiming a Bronze medal on Wednesday. Teammate Maisie Hill finished just behind her in 5th overall after winning the small final.
“I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet,” said Soutter, “I’m a little bit emotional. I cried as I crossed the line. I was just so emotional as it hasn’t been the best season for me and it’s finally on the way up.”
British Ski and Snowboard Cross
This weekend sees the first of the World Junior Championships with the World Junior Snowboard Cross Championships in Klinovec, Czech Republic. Competing for Great Britain will be Maisie Potter and Anna Richardson in the ladies contest and Brandon Cain, Bradley Gaulter, Douglas Green and Michael Searing for the men. The individual race is on Saturday and team event on Sunday.