The British World Cup Halfpipe and Snowboardcross teams proved they where world-class this weekend when they bagged top results at the Winter X Games, Colorado, USA and the World Cup in Bardonecchia, Italy.
Zoe Gillings (pictured above) equalled her best result of the season so far on Saturday when she finished in an impressive 6th place in the Snowboardcross at the 2008 Winter X Games, Aspen, Colorado. Gillings made a speedy start in the final but was wiped out by another competitor at the first banked turn, effectively ruining her chances of a podium spot. Olympic silver medallist and world ranked number one, Lindsay Jacobellis, went on to take the title. Zoe, currently ranked 6th in the world at only 22 years of age, said: “Even though this is one of my best results, I should have done better, I can’t wait to go to Leysin on Wednesday for the next round of World Cup competitions.”
Meanwhile over in Bardonecchia, Italy, the British Halfpipe Team were on top form in the World Cup Halfpipe event. Aviemore’s Lesley McKenna finished an impressive fourth in the Women’s World Cup Halfpipe, behind winner Anne Sophie Pellissier of France. Kate Foster also competed and secured 14th place overall.
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