Zoe Sadowski Synnott (NZL) and Chris Corning (USA) have triumphed in the 2016-17 season's slopestyle World Cup finale which was staged at the Snowjam.cz in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic today.
In the women's final of the top-6, last to drop Sadowski Synnott scored a 87.35 in her final run – which actually was a victory lap - to edge off Spencer O'Brien (CAN; 81.22) and last year's winner Silvia Mittermueller (GER, 73.40) to the respective second and third rank bringing home her career's first win.
The 16-year-old teenage slopestyle sensation therefore became the third Kiwi in history since Juliane Bray (Sapporo, 2001) and Christy Prior (Stoneham, 2014) to win a snowboard World Cup event.
Corning topped the men's podium with a score of 92.34 earned in his second run of the three run, best one count final which featured the best 10 men of the qualifiers and semis to secure his career's second ahead of Fridtjof Tischendorf (NOR; 87.20) and defending Snowjam.cz champion Jamie Nicholls (GBR; 86.40).
Jamie's run consisted of frontside 270 off, frontside 540 indy, frontside 180 pretzel 270 out, lip 450 to 270 out, cab 1440 melon. He said "I'm happy to be here, the crowd is amazing, I'm happy to be on the podium again. I won last year, and I felt so much pressure. It's a nice end to the season after the qualifiers had been a nightmare for me."
Rowan Coultas finished in 8th and Matt McCormick 17th.
Seventh ranked Redmond Gerard (USA; 72.22) claimed his first ever slopestyle World Cup title with 2,460 points ahead of Nicholls (2,040) in the final rankibgs this season. Rowan Coultas finishes the season in 16th, Billy Morgan 18th and Matt McCormick 48th.
The UK's Aimee Fuller finished in 4th just 0.16 points behind 3rd place. That also leaves Aimee ending the season in 5th place overall in the World Cup slopestyle standings. Big Air specialist Katie Ormerod finishes the season 23rd in the slopestyle rankings.