Ormerod fifth in Snowboard Big Air World Cup
Mon 19 December 16
Katie Ormerod secured a 5th place finish in the Copper Mountain Snowboard Big Air World Cup, despite having to pull out of the final due to a minor injury.
Ormerod fifth in Snowboard Big Air World Cup © Peter Morning
After qualifying in second place, she was one of the favourites for a podium, but despite not competing in the final, she still secured a 5th place finish. In qualification, unfortunately Rowan Coultas, Billy Morgan, Jamie Nicholls and Aimee Fuller all missed out on going through to the finals against two world-class fields.
GB Park and Pipe Half Pipe skier Madi Rowlands just missed out on the finals of the Copper Mountain Ski Halfpipe World Cup, but secured a very respectable 11th place overall. Rowan Cheshire finished in 29th place and for the men, Murray Buchan finished 23rdoverall, and Pete Speight in 33rd position.
British Ski and Snowboard Cross
After finishing 20th in qualification in Val Thorens and 24th in Arosa, British Ski Cross racer Emily Sarsfield made up a few places in Montafon, Austria, finishing in 18th place and missing out on qualification for the finals by just two places. Emily is now in Innichen, Italy for the next World Cup and the final leg of the Ski Cross-Alps Tour. Qualification begins tomorrow.
For the British Snowboard Cross team, Zoe Gillings-Brier missed out on qualification for the finals of the Montafon Snowboard Cross World Cup, finishing in 25th place in her World Cup return. Teammate Maisie Potter finished in 30th on her World Cup debut.
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