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DOUBLE PODIUM FOR GB ATHLETES
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GB Park & Pipe riders, Katie Ormerod and Billy Morgan, took medals at the latest World Cup Snowboard Big Air contest. Elsewhere other Brits have been in action. UPDATED

Ormerod continued her superb form with a silver in Moenchengladbach, Germany, stepping up from her bronze last weekend in the Olympic Test event in South Korea.

It was her third podium in as many weeks.

"I'm extremely happy to get second at another World Cup Big Air," she said.

"The standard was really high and I'm stoked to put down my two best runs and also try two different 900s.

"It's so awesome that two Brits were on the podium at this event."

Moenchengladbach, women's podiumMoenchengladbach, women's podium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Austrian Anna Gasser won her third consecutive gold after winning in Milan and South Korea. Miaybi Onitsuka (Japan) took the bronze. 

Morgan & Ormerod at MoenchengladbachMorgan & Ormerod at Moenchengladbach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morgan, who had claimed 6th in South Korea, did even better in Germany finishing 3rd against tough competition and a big field of athletes.  

"I had an epic day riding, it was a lot of fun and getting a podium is the icing on the cake," he said.

"It's also epic to be up there with Katie, she rode so well."

Finland's Roope Tonteri won the contest.  Jonas Boesiger from Switzerland picked up the silver medal.

Moenchengladbach, men's resultsMoenchengladbach, men's results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The other British riders didn't make the finals, but were well placed in the top half of the leaderboard.

Aimee Fuller was 9th of 22 women.

Rowan Coultas finished 13th,  and Jamie Nicholls - who also happens to be Katie Ormerod's cousin - was 21st from 49 starters. 

GB Park & Pipe TeamGB Park & Pipe Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We don't know about you, but we think these results bode well for the rest of the season.

FIS has put together a highlights video, which features Katie Ormerod in action at last week's Big Air at  Alpensia, South Korea. 

 

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British Nordic
 
British Nordic's Andrew Musgrave had a mixed bag of results in the 3-day Tour in Lillehammer.

After finishing 57th in the Sprint Classic on Friday, Musgrave put in a storming performance in Saturday's 10km Freestyle to finish in 11th position in a field of 97.

He then finished a respectable 29th in the 15km Classic, meaning a 29th place finish overall in the Tour and bagging some World Cup points.
 
After yesterday's concluding race Musgrave said: "A tough day for me today, but still managed to stay in the top 30 and get a few World Cup points. Could have been worse!"

Andrew Musgrave photo c/o Alex StandenAndrew Musgrave photo c/o Alex Standen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
British Aerials Team
 
Lloyd Wallace clocked a good result at the Aerials Europa Cup in Ruka on Friday, where he finished in 10th place with a double twisting double (full, full) and triple twisting double (full double-full).

 
British Snowboard Cross
 
The end of last week was the Pitztal Ladies Europa Cup.

In the first race Zoe Gillings-Brier finished 15th and then in the second race on Friday, Maisie Potter and Gillings-Brier finished joint 17th with Anna Richardson in 33rd position.

Yesterday, Maisie Potter finished 3rd in the Junior FIS races in Pitztal.
 
Delancey British Alpine Team
 
For the British Delancey Alpine Team, Charlie Raposo and Nick Moynihan were competing in the GS Europa Cup in Gaellivare, Sweden, but both unfortunately did not finish in the first race, and then the second race was cancelled.

This coming weekend both Alex Tilley and Dave Ryding will be in World Cup action.

British Ski Cross

Emily Sarsfield will compete in her first World Cup of the season on Thursday, with the World Cup tour beginning in Val Thorens, France.

Sarsfield will be competing in the first ever Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Cross Alps Tour which, after Val Thorens, goes to Arosa in Switzerland, Montafon in Austria and finally Innichen/San Candido in Italy.

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