Kirsty Muir (left) claims slopestyle silver at the World Junior Championships in Sweden
09 April 2019

Kirsty Muir wins silver at World Juniors

Kirsty Muir has scored the best result of her young career by claiming a silver medal in ski slopestyle at the World Junior Championships in Sweden today.

Having finished seventh at the 2018 event in New Zealand, Muir qualified through to the final on Sunday in a field which included defending champ and three-times X-Games medallist Kelly Sildaru.

While the Estonian had it her own way out in front with two scores in the 90s, Muir scored 81.00 on her first run, challenging the rest of the field to knock her off the podium.

However just one competitor managed to improve their score on the second run, leaving Muir as runner up and the winner of Britain’s third medal in the history of the event.

“It went really well – my first run, I landed it clean which is what I wanted to so,” said Muir. “I’m super happy – I was definitely excited just to land a run.

“Now I need to focus on big air later in the week which I’m really looking forward to.”

Over the years the ladies’ slopestyle has been a strong event for British skiers at the Junior World Championships: Katie Summerhayes was third in 2013 before winning the title in 2014, while Madi Rowlands, Anna Vincenti and Connie Brogden have all finished in the top 10.

** Gabe Adams was due to start today’s snowboard slopestyle final after qualifying second in his heat yesterday, however a heavy knock in practice ruled him out of not only this event, but the big air which was to come later in the week.

** Over the weekend at the moguls Junior World Championships in Italy, Will Feneley finished 10th in dual moguls and 16th in the individual event. Skyler Nunn (11th) was the best-placed Brit in the ladies’ moguls while Makayla Gerken Schofield was 18th in dual moguls.

 

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