03 April 2018

Ward & Carrick-Smith continue good form

Windy conditions greeted competitors and spectators today at the 2018 Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships in Tignes and it was two of yesterday’s stars which shone brightest in the Under 14 Slalom.

Isla Ward (Apex 2100) was runner-up in 2017 but this year she has gone one better to stand atop the Under 14 Girls Slalom podium.

She is now a two-time winner this week, adding the Midland Ski Club Cup to her victory inn yesterday’s Super G.

Ward (1:40.34) was more than a second clear after the first run and maintained that advantage on the way to victory.

Kandahar Racing’s Emelia Acklerley (1:41.36) sent down the fastest second run to add Slalom silver to her Super G bronze, while Erin Ward (1:46.66) joined her sister on the podium for the second time this week to finish third.

“I just wanted to have fun because slalom is probably my favourite event,” said Ward. “It wasn’t my best… it was a bit scrappy but it was a difficult course.

It’s really windy but the snow’s held up really well. First run I had a good bed, but second run I was down near to last and it was fine, so it’s held up fine.”

Luca Carrick-Smith was desperately unlucky not to be on top of the podium in yesterday’s Super G when finished just 0.01sec away from victory, but he made amends today with a solid in the Under 14 Boys Slalom.

Leading by more than four-tenths of a second after the first run, Carrick Smith (1:36.46) extended his advantage in the second run to lift the Pinidsport Cup.

Oscar Morgan (1:37.46) finished one second off the pace while BSA’s George Black (1:39.46) took the final place on the podium.

Weather permitting, action will continue in Tignes tomorrow with the U16 Slalom and the Combi races for U10s and U12s.

Today’s results: https://www.teambss.org.uk/sites/default/files/Results%20Ladies%27%20Men%27s%20U14%20Slalom%203rd%20April%202018.pdf

 

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