Jenny Jones and Aimee Fuller Qualify For Semis!
Thu 06 February 14
The Women's Slopestyle went off this morning and both Jenny Jones and Aimee Fuller made the Semi Finals!
Despite Team GB strong efforts first place in the first heat of the women's slopestyle Qualifier went to Isabel Derungs with a score of 87.50, Torah Bright, Spencer O'Brien and Enni Rukajarvi finished close behind to also take an automatic place in the final.
Isabel Derungs put down an unstoppable run to claim the top spot which included a switch back 5, back 7 and a rodeo. Torah Bright laid down a very stylish switrch back to finish in second.
Jenny Jones was in fifth and narrowly missed out on an automatic place in the finals with Aimee Fuller finishing in a very respectable 10th position.
"That was so much fun! Will get things a little cleaner, see you in the semis on Sunday!!! PUMPED".
She had the following to say about her runs:
"I definitely didn’t get down what I wanted to get down so I am a little disappointed there.But I see it as a good building block for Sunday’s semi-finals. Riding in front of this big crowd is a completely new experience. I enjoyed every minute and when I didn’t land [my second run] I still continued on and made the most of it. I have had a good day."
They will be both riding again on Sunday to battle it out for a spot in the finals! Both of the Team GB ridershave the ability to step it up on Sunday so we will be watching with baited breath.
Given all eyes were on the safety of the course a few slams were also to be expected but the biggest one of the day had to go to Kjersti Buass after a huge back off the kicker she landed in a painful heap at the bottom of the run out. She limped off but showed just how tough the girls are in the slopestyle event.
Heat two offered four more place in the finals and it was a number of old hands who filled the top spots.Anne Gasser and Jamie Anderson took 1st and 2nd ins the second qualifier and experience seemed to count. Anna Gasserscored a massive 95.50 with an impressive run including a cab underflip. Anderson held nothing back either with a run including a switch back 5, back 5 and cab 5.
The lineup for the final looks like this so far:
Isabel Derungs (SUI)
Anna Gasser (AUT)
Torah Bright (AUS)
Jamie Anderson (USA)
Spencer O'Brien (CAN)
Elena Koenz (SUI)
Enni Rukajarvi (FIN)
Karly Shorr (USA)
Fri 07 February 14, Fieberbrunn, Austria
They did it again! While the Freeride World Tour competitors had to wait for a later contest date and a different venue, the junior face at Fieberbrunn, Austria was good to go last Saturday!
Mon 10 February 14
We are still getting over the fact that Britain won it's first Olympic medal on snow. Here is what Jenny Jones though of her success.
Wed 12 February 14
Jenny Jones has become the first ever British Olympic Snowboard medallist winning Bronze in Ladies Snowboard Slopestyle Finals.
Wed 12 February 14, Mayrhofen, Austria
Mayrhofen´s legit snowpark will be the stage of the Final Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards Tour-stop on February 22nd and 23rd 2014.
Sun 16 February 14, Snowbird, USA
The SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® (FWT) announced the location of the fourth 2014 season stop has been moved to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Utah, USA.
6-9 February 14
New to the Olympics for 2014 athletes perform on a slope featuring various forms of obstacles (rails, quarterpipes, and jumps).