Only one week after the X Games, British super rookie Katie Summerhayes took gold in the Protest Slopestyle Championships at The Brits in Laax, Switzerland.
Killing it as always, Katie totally owned the fierce course and sent 7s and 9s in all directions. The 15 years old from Sheffield took gold for the third consecutive year stomping the day’s only 270 onto the gas pipe, gapped the kink box and laid out a stylish switch 5. Servanne Herant from Stoke-on-Trent, also 15, went big with big 3’s and 7’s all day as well, taking home the silver. Finally Molly Summerhayes joined her sister on the podium with a 180 on the quarter pipe, followed by a smooth and technical section on the rails. Katie was super stoked about her win: “I am so happy, this is my third year in a row! I tried my best and tried to get a better run in than I did last year. But I’m so stoked that my sister got third today.”
And at the Giro British Big Air Championships, the snowboard ladies took it to the next level as well, showing how much the women’s side of the sport is progressing with spins off the large kicker as well as some styley tweaked out straight airs.
Newcomer India Stephenson took gold spinning a backside 360 tail grab and a method off the large kicker, scoring an impressive 41.5 points. Last year’s champ Katie Blundell from Devon picked up silver with a floaty backside 360 and Becky Menday took the final spot on the podium after landing a frontside 180, a method and only just failing to finish off her frontside 360.
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