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WOODSY GETS ANOTHER X GAMES MEDAL
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GB freeskier James Woods has added a bronze X Games medal to the gold he won in January. We also have news of what all the other GB athletes are up to this weekend. NEW & UPDATED

Woodsy won his first X Games gold at the event at Aspen earlier this winter in the Big Air event.

It was a dream come true and he was trying to the double at the Oslo competition.

See here for our story as he won in Aspen

Woodsy qualified in first place for the final of the Ski Slopestyle, so was clearly in great form.

Watch his run here.

He didn't quite make the gold, finishing with the bronze, but a second X Games medal in one season is a great feat.

The Norweigan Øystein Braaten won gold and Nick Goepper (USA) the silver.

"To be given the opportunity to compete at the X Games and show myself and everyone what I can do, has always been, and always will be my dream," Woodsy said.

"Thank-you to everyone involved and everyone who was competing, especially Øystein Braaten, the home town hero, claiming gold."

PlanetSKI's Katie Bamber spoke to Woodsy last month about his season, his hopes and the future in this earlier article.

The GB Park and Pipe snowboarders have been in action at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Championships in Sierra Nevada.

In the men's Snowboard Slopestyle competition, Billy Morgan finished in a solid 7th place, progressing through to tomorrow's finals.

Matt McCormick finished in 14th place with Jamie Nicholls in 16th and Rowan Coultas in 17th place.

After sustaining a back injury in training, Katie Ormerod wasn't able to compete in Slopestyle qualification and will be out of action for around six weeks.

Unfortunately Aimee Fuller had a fall on her second run, meaning she finished 14th overall and didn't go through to finals.
 
Action from the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships can be seen on the BBC red button and website as well as on Eurosport.

Billy Morgan: photo c/o Matt GeorgesBilly Morgan: photo c/o Matt Georges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


British Moguls and British Aerials
 
At the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Championships in Sierra Nevada, Makayla Gerken-Schofield finished in a respectable 23rd place overall in the Moguls, not quite making it through to finals.

And in the Dual Moguls she didn't progress to the latter part of the competition.
 
In the Aerials competition at the World Championships, British Aerial's Lloyd Wallace finished in 20th position in qualification, unfortunately not doing quite enough to get through to finals.
 
British Snowboard Cross
 
Zoe Gillings-Brier and Maisie Potter are in action at the Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada with qualification taking place today.

Finals take place on Sunday. 
 
Delancey British Alpine Team
 
Alex Tilley is back in World Cup action in Squaw Valley today and tomorrow. 

Today sees her competing in the Giant Slalom, with the Slalom taking place on Saturday. 

Alex Tilley c/o British Ski & SnowboardAlex Tilley c/o British Ski & Snowboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Over in Are, Sweden at the Junior World Alpine Ski Championships, seven members of the Delancey British Alpine Team are in action over the next few days.
 
Friday and Saturday sees Billy Major in action in the Alpine Combined.

Then on Sunday Yasmin Cooper, Jessica Anderson and Darcie Mead compete in the Ladies GS ahead of the Slalom the following week. Also on Sunday is the Men's team event.
 
British Nordic
 
After clocking Great Britain's best ever Nordic World Ski Championship result in Lahti, Finland, finishing fourth in the 50km Free Mass start.

Andrew Musgrave will compete in the next Cross Country World Cup in Oslo this Saturday, tackling the 50km Classic Mass start.

Andrew Musgrave in actionAndrew Musgrave in action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
British Speed Skiing
 
Jan Farrell has been in action for Great Britain in Sun Peaks at the Speed Skiing World Cup. He finished in 9th place on Tuesday clocking a time of 158.21 KM/H and a 10th place finish on Monday.

 We will be updating this article as the results come in, so do check back over the weekend.

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the world of snowsports.

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