More good news by the Brits at FIS World Cup Final
Mon 23 March 09
Ben Kilner finished ninth to lead a superb performance by the Team GB quartet in the Halfpipe in Valmalenco, Italy
Britain’s top ranked male snowboarder Ben Kilner finished ninth to lead a superb performance by the Team GB quartet in the Halfpipe discipline at the FIS Snowboard World Cup Finals earlier today (Saturday) in Valmalenco, Italy.
The 20-year-old athlete from Banchory in Scotland recorded his highest-ever World Cup placing by finishing ninth in the men’s Halfpipe. Dom Harington, 24, from Leeds finished 20th in the same event. In the women’s event, Kate Foster, 23, from Painswick, and Lesley McKenna, 34, from Aviemore, finished 15th and 16th respectively.
British team Halfpipe coach Leo Addington said: “The World Cup finals ended with a great finish to the World Cup tour for the British team.
“Ben Kilner qualified for the finals for the first time and achieved a personal best result. Dom Harington and Kate Foster both pulled out top finishes in an Olympic qualifying event, and Lesley McKenna’s result has placed her inside the top 20 in the World Cup ranking list.
“The team will now head to Laax in Switzerland for the British National Championships, and after some well deserved downtime, will begin summer training to gear back up for the next World Cup event, the first of the 2009-2010 season in Cardrona, New Zealand.”
Mon 23 March 09, Stratton, USA
US rider Chas Guldemond and Kjersti Oestgaard-Buaas of Norway win the slopestyle, with Brit Jenny Jones coming 2nd in the Swatch TTR 6Star Burton US Open in Stratton. Peetu Piiroinen who came 4th became the overall TTR tour winner.
Mon 23 March 09
We've got some video of the Burton US Open halfpipe & slopestyle
Mon 30 March 09, Aspen Snowmass, USA
The silly season begins. A dozen teams came out to compete in Aspen and rode human-powered crafts down Fanny Hill hopefully across the pond. My favourite, the Dumb and Dumber themed team, I Got Worms.
Mon 30 March 09, Val Senales, Italy
Last stop on the Burton AM Tour was up on the Val Senales Glacier in Italy, despite the weathers best efforts, the event till took place. Some excellent results for the Brits with 11yr old Katie Ormerod winning the overall Youth girls series
Tue 31 March 09, Laax, Switzerland
Day 1 of the Brits, and would overwhelming favourites Zoe Gillings and James Foster take the top prize in the boarder cross?