Great Start to the Northern Hemisphere Season for British Ski and Snowboard Athletes
Great start to the Northern Hemisphere season for British Ski and Snowboard athletes.
Last weekend contained the 2nd and 3rd Northern Hemisphere World Cup events of the season and both events included great results from British athletes.
On Saturday Team BSS's Snowboard Freestyle athlete Billy Morgan finished in 7th place at the Snowboard FIS World Cup Big Air in Antwerp, Belgium. In his first ever FIS World Cup event Billy scored a very strong 93.50 in qualification and moved straight through to the finals. His performance in the final earned him a seventh spot and catapults him up the world rankings.
See link below for FIS results.
This was followed on Sunday with one of the best results for a British Alpine racer in the last 8 years. Dave Ryding, competing in the men's World Cup slalom in Levi in Finland, started in bib 55 but managed a great 23rd fastest time to qualify for the final 30. Although he was over a second behind the heat winner and last season's world number 1, Andre Myhrer, he was only 3 tenths of a second away from the top 10. His second run began brilliantly and his first split put him in 4th place. Unfortunately he stuttered a little on the bottom section but still came in a very credible 26th. Dave has now secured his first five points in the World Cup standings - a brilliant start to the year.
See link below for FIS results from the event: