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Izzy Atkin picks up another medal - silver at the slopestyle World Cup in Italy. James 'Woodsy' Woods also gets on the podium. NEW & UPDATED


 

 

It turned out to be a fabulous Friday for British skiing, with Telemark's Jasmin Taylor taking GB's tally of World Cup medals in one day to three.

She won bronze in the parallel sprint at the Telemark World Cup in Norway.

On Saturday she followed that up with another bronze in the sprint in what was her 100th FIS World Cup race.

There's also been GB medal success in the moguls at the Europa Cup.

Ski slopestyle

The slopestyle at Seiser Alm was the last World Cup of the 2017-18 season and Izzy Atkin's return to competition after winning the bronze medal in Pyeongchang last month.

On Wednesday she had to launch a second run charge to qualify in the top eight to make the finals, and she showed similar poise to come through the field on Friday.

Atkin was only seventh after the first run but sent down the best second run of the competition to score 80.40.

She then watched on as the next six skiers failed to pass her score and she took second place behind Caroline Claire (USA 84.00). Yuki Tsubota (Canada) was third (80.00).

Ski Slopestyle Seiseralm podium March 2018Izzy Atkin (left) at Seiser Alm (what's with the broomsticks?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since March 2017, Atkin has claimed her first World Cup victory, and been on the podium at the Winter Olympics, X-Games and World Championships.

In the last two years she has finished in the top 10 in 14 out of the 15 World Cup events she has entered.

In the men's event at Seiser Alm, James Woods, who finished fourth at the Winter Olympics, took the bronze medal.

Ski slopestyle Seiser Alm podium March 2018Woodsy (right) at Seiser Alm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodsy started the season with a World Cup podium, when he finished first in New Zealand in August, and has ended it with another podium.

Woods was in fourth after the initial final runs but jumped up to second with a score of 89.20, sitting just adrift of Switzerland's Andri Ragettli (89.20).

However Olympic silver medallist Nick Goepper (USA) came through on the last run of the competition with a score of 92.60 to take top spot on the podium.

The results delighted GB Park and Pipe's head freeski coach.

Pat Sharples and James WoodsHead coach Pat Sharples with Woodsy in Pyeongchang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"To finish off the World Cup season with two podiums, especially after the busy year with the Olympics, it's sort of been a dream end to this chapter," said Pat Sharples.

"The whole team have showed consistency at the highest level all year and have gone on to earn World Cup, X-Games and Olympic medals.

"I'm super proud of everyone from the athletes and coaches to the support staff who've all worked so hard to get us to where we are all today."

Telemark

After failing to progress past the round of 16 on Thursday, Jasmine Taylor was keen to make amends in Friday's parallel sprint World Cup at Rjuken, Norway.

She did just that earning the bronze medal.

It was her 12th podium of the season and the 20th of her career.

Jasmin TaylorJasmin Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor also won the bronze in the sprint on Saturday.

Jasmin Taylor on sprint podiumSprint bronze for Jasmin Taylor (right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moguls

Siblings Thomas and Makayla Gerken Schofield had a day to remember at the Europa Cup in Airolo, Switzerland, where they both stood on the podium.

Makayla was first to crack the top three when she was second in the single moguls before older brother Thomas made it a double by finishing third in the men's event.

Thomas then stepped it up in the dual moguls later in the day where he was second to round out a fantastic day for the Gerken Schofield family and the new British Moguls programme.

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