29 February 2016

X Games bronze for Billy Morgan & 15th for Ski Cross' Sarsfield in PyeongChang

GB Park and Pipe
GB Park and Pipe's Billy Morgan claimed a prestigious bronze medal at X Games Oslo, landing a backside 1440 triple cork on one of the largest jumps ever built. 
After this brilliant result, Billy commented on his success : "I've always seen X Games as one of the biggest, raddest things out there. So to be on the podium and compete with so many riders I look up to is amazing."
You can watch Billy's impressive bronze medal run here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnqaDNA7NJI
Katie Ormerod is back in Colorado ahead of competing in the Burton US Open in Vail. Qualification starts on Wednesday, with finals running on Friday.
Friday sees the start of the Silvaplana World Cup in Switzerland where Youth Winter Olympic Gold Medalist Madi Rowlands and teammate Cal Sandieson will compete in their first ever Ski Slopestyle World Cup. They will ride alongside James ‘Woodsy’ Woods, Katie Summerhayes and Izzy Atkin.
British Ski Cross
Emily Sarsfield took 15th place in the finals of the Ski Cross World Cup in PyeongChang, which doubled up as the Olympic Ski Cross test event. Meanwhile in Grasgehren,  Germany, Emma Peters took 16th in the Ski Cross Europa Cup on Saturday.

British Nordic Team
The Nordic World Under 23 and Junior Championships concluded last Friday in Rasnov, Romania, for British Nordic’s Lynne Gray, Annika Taylor, Sarah Hales, Duncan Gibb and James Clugnet. The best results came from Annika Taylor who was 30th in the U23 Ladies 10km Freestyle and 34th in the U23 Ladies 10k Classic.
This week sees the Cross Country World Cup move over to Canada, with the ‘Ski Tour Canada 2016’ running from 1st to 12th March in Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec City and Canmore. 
Delancey British Alpine Ski Team 

At the World Junior Alpine Championships in Sochi, Russia, Billy Major finished a respectable 49th place in the Downhill on Saturday and followed that up with 56th in the Super G. Billy will compete in the Alpine Combined tomorrow and then along with teammate Charlie Raposo, they will both compete in the GS on Thursday and the Slalom on Friday. 


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