Aimee Fuller and Alex Tilley make their first appearances in PyeongChang on day 3 (Tommy Pyatt/Vanessa Fry Photography)

11 February 2018

PyeongChang 2018 - Day 3 Preview

SNOWBOARD: LADIES’ SLOPESTYLE at Phoenix Snow Park

1:00am (GMT) Final – Aimee Fuller

While the men’s slopestyle final was able to be run and won earlier in the day, officials at Phoenix Snow Park decided the wind conditions – which also saw the postponement of the men’s downhill – were too harsh for the ladies’ slopestyle qualifying to take place.

Today’s two-run qualifying stage was to be followed tomorrow with a three-run final for the top 12. Now, the competition will take the format of a two-run straight final including all athletes.

Competition is scheduled to begin at 1am GMT, the same time as the original final, with Aimee Fuller hoping to improve on her result from four years ago.

Fuller finished 17th in Sochi in the same event which saw Jenny Jones claim her historic bronze medal.

The 26-year-old has seven World Cup top 10s to her credit in slopestyle, and while she has competed sparingly this winter, she capped last season with her best ever finish, fourth place in the Czech Republic.

 

ALPINE: LADIES’ GIANT SLALOM at Yongpyong Alpine Centre

1:15am (GMT) Run 1   |   4:45am (GMT) Run 2 – Alex Tilley

Alex Tilley makes her Olympic debut in the Giant Slalom on Tuesday and in doing so becomes the first Delancey British Alpine Ski Team member to make an appearance in PyeongChang.

While her results have been somewhat mixed this season, she has shown signs of her true potential with some of her best World Cup results in this, her preferred discipline.

Tilley was the fifth-fastest skier in the second run at Courchevel in December to finish 13th, her best ever World Cup finish. She also won a FIS race at Levi in November.

She has had previous success at Yongpyong where she finished first and second in two Far East Cup giant slalom races in January 2017.

Known for skiing to the limits, Tilley will leave nothing on the table.

 

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