05 February 2016

A high flying 7th place for Lloyd Wallace at Deer Valley Aerials World Cup

British Aerials skier Lloyd Wallace has finished in an amazing 7th place at the Deer Valley Aerials World Cup, USA. Lloyd achieved a personal best score of 113.97 performing a back Lay-Double Full-Full. He had previously qualified in 12th place so was able to jump with confidence in the 12-man final round.

 It was a good day for Lloyd, despite needing to get up at 5am and perform the first triple somersaults in training before 8am, he was delighted to land his qualification jump cleanly on his feet. The score of 104.37 was a personal best already, and that put him into 12th place, and the top 12 go again into the final, scores reset. Again he went for the triple twisting triple and now with nothing to lose he went really big – so big he was one of just 3 that day to get a maximum height score of 2.0 – as far as the judges are concerned you can’t go any higher. The form was tight, the technique good and landing was clean and the points, a new personal best of 113.97. Then he could relax and watch as just 6 of the following 11 overtook his score.

Speaking after the competition, Lloyd said: "I am absolutely ecstatic with my result! Both jumps were the best I've ever done on snow I think! I still can't believe it; I was aiming for a top 20, and to come away in 7th is just a dream! Big thanks to my coach Mich Roth who deserves just as much credit".

 

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