26 February 2016

The first edition of X Games Oslo kicks off and Sarsfield through to finals of Ski Cross Olympic Test Event in PyeongChang

GB Park and Pipe

​Today sees snowboarder Billy Morgan and skier James ‘Woodsy’ Woods tackle the Big Air at the inaugural X Games in Oslo. Downtown Toyen will host one of the largest jumps in X Games history. With heats beginning today, just six riders from each discipline will go through to Saturday’s finals.
Next Wednesday is the start of the Burton US Open in Vail, Colorado, where GB Park and Pipe snowboarder, Katie Ormerod, will be looking to continue her recent success in Slopestyle. Qualification is Wednesday 2nd March with finals running on Thursday 4th March.

British Ski Cross

Emily Sarsfield is in PyeongChang, South Korea, for the Ski Cross World Cup, which is also an Olympic Ski Cross test event. In qualification today she finished in 14th place, making it through to the top 16 final which runs on Sunday.
Emma Peters is competing in the Ski Cross Europa Cup in Grasgehren this Saturday and Sunday, and is hoping to secure a result in Germany. 

British Nordic Team

The Nordic World Under 23 and Junior Championships continue in Rasnov, Romania for Lynne Gray, Annika Taylor, Sarah Hale, Duncan Gibb and James Clugnet.
The best results so far have come from Annika Taylor who was 30th in the U23 10k Freestyle and 34th in the U23 Ladies’ 10k Classic. Sarah Hale came 40th and 47th respectively in the same two races.
Other results for British Nordic: include two 69th place finishes for James Clugnet and an 84th and 89th for Duncan Gibb in the Junior Men’s 15k Freestyle and Junior Men’s 10k Classic.
In the Junior Ladies’ 5k Classic, Lynne Gray came in 77th position.

British Ski Jumping

Young British ski jumping twins Robert Lock and Jake Lock have also been competing at the Championships. Robert finished 52nd place and Jake in 56th   place.

Delancey British Alpine Ski Team

Downhill training was cancelled yesterday at the World Junior Alpine Championships in Sochi, Russia. The next training is scheduled for today where Billy Major will hope to get some practice in ahead of Saturday’s Downhill race. Then both Billy and Charlie Raposo will compete in Sunday’s Super G, the Alpine Combined on Monday, the Slalom on Thursday and the GS next Saturday.

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