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Fresh from his X Games victory, British freeskier James Woods has come second in the Ski Slopestyle in Quebec City, with silver success for Katie Ormerod too. NEW & UPDATED

Woodsy showed his strong form in the Slopestyle at the Quebec City event, which is also known as the Snowjamboree World Cup.

He qualified first in his heat and with the third highest score of all the skiers.

He went on to take the silver in the final on Sunday with an impressive score of 93.80 in his second run.

Woods, who's 25,  said after his podium finish: "I kept it pretty mellow as I wanted to do a run I knew I could land. I'm here to collect points but it's so good to know this type of run is still at the top!"

There have been other strong performances from the GB Park & Park team over the weekend.

Isabel Atkin finished 5th in the Ski Big Air contest.

Isabel Atkin in QuebecIsabel Atkin in Quebec - photo GB Park & Pipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Snowboard Slopestyle Katie Ormerod just missed out on another podium, finishing 4th.

However, she has finished 2nd overall in the Big Air World Cup Super Series, which included two previous stops in Milan and Moenchengladbach. 

This was despite Ormerod failing to qualify for the final in Quebec City after crashing in her attempt to land a cab 9.  She finished in 11th place.

Katie OrmerodKatie Ormerod in Quebec - photo GB Park & Pipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ormerod is having a superb season.

She took the gold in the World Cup Moscow Big Air, silver at the inaugural women's Air & Style in Innsbruck and bronze at the X Games in Aspen.

In the men's Snowboard Slopestyle, both Rowan Coultas and Jamie Nicholls qualified for the final,  holding off a strong field in qualification.

In the finals, Nicholls finished 9th and Coultas 12th.

Jamie NichollsJamie Nicholls in Quebec - photo Jamie Nicholls Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week the GB Park and Pipe Halfpipe skiers are in PyeongChang for the Olympic Ski Halfpipe test event.

Competing for Great Britain are Rowan Cheshire, Molly Summerhayes, Murray Buchan, Pete Speight and Alexander Glavatsky-Yeadon with action starting on Thursday.

Snowboarder Billy Morgan will head to LA Air + Style later this week with finals taking place on Saturday.

Here are all the results and what's coming up for the rest of the GB athletes:

Delancey British Alpine Team

The alpine skiers are in St Moritz for the second week of action at the Alpine World Ski Championships. On Monday Cara Brown successfully negotiated the the qualifying race to compete in the GS  The top 25 athletes progressed to the main GS race.

At his first World Championships, Laurie Taylor will be looking to qualify for both the GS and Slalom main events, with the qualification GS on Thursday and the Slalom on Saturday.

Laurie Taylor - photo Vanessa FryLaurie Taylor - photo Vanessa Fry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Tilley will be in action in both the GS on Thursday and Slalom on Saturday, while in form Dave Ryding will be racing on Sunday in the Men's Slalom.

Unfortunately Charlie Guest has had to withdraw from the World Championships after having to have surgery on a hand injury.

Charlie Raposo will concentrate on Europa Cup competition, so has decided not to compete in the World Championships.

You can watch  the Alpine World Ski Championships on Eurosport and also on BBC Red Button and website. 

British Ski and Snowboard Cross

Zoe Gillings-Brier finished in a solid 11th place at the Snowboard Cross World Cup in Feldberg, Germany at the weekend. Team-mate Maisie Potter finished in 31st place,  scoring her first SBX World Cup Points.

At the Idre Fjall Ski Cross World Cup in Sweden, Emily Sarsfield and Pam Thorburn unfortunately missed out on qualification for both final. Sarsfield finished 19th and Thorburn 23rd in qualification for race one, and Thorburn placing 22nds in the second qualification race, which unfortunately Sarsfield DNF.

British Aerials Team

Lloyd Wallace finished in 27th place at the World Cup and Olympic test event at the Bokwang Phoenix Park on Friday.

Lloyd WallaceLloyd Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Moguls Team

At the Gaissau Moguls Europa Cup in Austria, Thomas Gerken Schofield showed consistent form with a 3rd placefinish in both races, with William Feneley taking 8th in both races.

Also taking to the podium, was Makayla Gerken Schofield who finished 3rd in her opening race followed by 6th in the second event, whilst Leonie Gerken Schofield finished 6th and 4th respectively.

Thomas, Leonie and Makayla will next compete in the Prato Leventina Europa Cup beginning on Wednesday.

Erzurum 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival

Eleven skiers and snowboarders will represent Team GB at the Erzurum 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival, which kicked off today.

Ryan Brown, Angus Wills, Abigail Bruce, Alicja Krahelski and Olivia Ward will compete for Team GB in Alpine Skiing, with the Girls GS on today, Boys GS tomorrow, Girls night Slalom on Wednesday, Boys night Slalom on Thursday and Team Parallel Slalom on Friday.

Maisie Hill and Ellie Soutter will compete in Snowboard Cross with qualification and finals on Wednesday.

In Cross Country, Jack Nicholls, Fergus Newman, Oliver Newman and Brodie Murray will be in action, with the action starting with the Boys 7.5km Classic today. This is followed by the Boys 10km Freestyle on Tuesday, Boys Sprint Freestyle Thursday and Mixed Relay on Friday.

You can keep up to date with all results on www.teamgb.com

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