Two World Championships medals for Woods and Atkin in Ski Slopestyle
Woodsy was leading after putting down a fantastic second run of 90.40, but was overtaken in the final run by USA's McRae Williams who won gold and Gus Kenworthy who took silver. In the women's Ski Slopestyle, Isabel Atkin pulled a fantastic third run out of the bag to climb up the rankings and take bronze behind French skier Tess Ledeux who took gold and Emma Dahlstrom from Sweden who claimed silver.
For the other GB Park and Pipe skiers in the Slopestyle competition, Madi Rowlands finished 17th in the ladies competition and in the men’s event Tyler Harding finished 21st overall, with Cal Sandieson in 35th after making semis and Mike Rowlands in 48th place.
On Friday evening, Rowan Cheshire showed that she is back to being one of the World’s best female Halfpipe skiers as she finished sixth overall in the World Championships. After qualifying for the final, Cheshire showed that she is back at a level where she can challenge again for world-class podiums. Madi Rowlands finished in 11th place and Molly Summerhayes in 15th position. For the men, Murray Buchan was the highest finishing Brit in 16th place and Pete Speight finished in 18th position.
GB Park and Pipe Head Ski Coach Pat Sharples congratulated the GB Park and Pipe team at the end of the Championships: "This is an amazing finish to a tough week of competition. I couldn't be more proud of the whole team. Everyone came out and killed it and rode to the very best of their abilities."
In the Snowboard Big Air, Aimee Fuller landed a new trick in qualification, narrowly missing out on finals and finishing 18th overall. In the men’s competition Matt McCormick finished 27th overall and Jamie Nicholls in 48th place. Billy Morgan and Rowan Coultas withdrew due to injuries.
GB Park and Pipe Pathway snowboarders Billy Cockrell, Fin Bremner, Henry Shackleton, Glen Ironside, and Cerys Allen were all in action at the Slopestyle and Halfpipe Europa Cup in Laax. Cerys Allen impressed in the Slopestyle finishing in 5th place and in the men’s competition, Ironside had the best result for GB Park and Pipe, finishing in 27th place with Shackleton in 39th and Cockrell in 48th place. In the halfpipe Glen Ironside finished in 32nd place.
Glen Ironside will today compete in the World Junior Snowboard Halfpipe Championships in Laax. The Halfpipe event has been brought forward after being due to run at the end of the April.
British Ski and Snowboard Cross
Pam Thorburn was in action this weekend at the Ski Cross event at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada, finishing in 19th position overall to conclude the season.
British Snowboard Cross were in action at the Europa Cup in Lenk, Switzerland. For the ladies Anna Richardson finished in 17th position in Friday’s race and for the men Bradley Gaulter was 53rd, Paul Moralee was 62nd, Brandon Cain was 70th and Rory Ewart was 76th. Saturday’s race was cancelled due to weather.
British Ski Cross athletes were also in Europa Cup action in Mora, Sweden. For the ladies, Alannah Lawrie came 10th in both Saturday and Sunday’s race and Emma Peters was 11th and 12th respectively. For the men, Ollie Davies finished 27th on Saturday and 17th on Sunday, and Finlay Davies finished in 42nd and 43rd respectively.