14 February 2019

Gabe Adams & Jaz Taylor score historic results

Snowboarder Gabe Adams has claimed Team GB’s first medal of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Sarajevo while telemark skier Jasmin Taylor is on the brink of creating history after a great day for GB Snowsport.

Having qualified through to the big air final by finishing third in his heat, Adams fell on his first run in the final to sit in ninth position. However his next two runs were amongst the best in the final, seeing him move up the leaderboard to earn the bronze medal.

“I’m super excited to have won [the bronze medal] – it was such a good experience,” said Adams. “I managed to put down a pretty decent run that got me into third.

“I wasn’t expected to win like that – my mum and dad were so excited; my mum even cried a bit.

“It’s been wicked that they even came to watch - I can’t thank them enough.”

Switzerland’s Nick Puenter (184.25) completed a perfect week in Sarajevo by backing up his slopestyle victory on Tuesday with another win, just edging Lithuania’s Motiejus Morauskas (183.00) with Adams (169.25) leaping four places on his final run to get on the podium.

Lewis Moore also qualified through to his second final of the week, ultimately finishing in 11th.

Meanwhile in Slovenia, Jasmin Taylor has opened the final telemark World Cup of the season with third place in today’s classic behind Swiss ace Amelie Wenger-Reymond and Germany’s Johanna Holzmann.

It is Taylor’s seventh World Cup podium of the season and the 29th of her career.

That result brings the 25-year-old equal with freestyle skier Jilly Curry’s all-time British record. Curry achieved her 29 podiums between 1987 and 1994, with Taylor now preparing for two more races in the next two days where she will attempt to break the 25-year-old record.


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