Atkin counts down to PyeongChang 2018 with X Games silver
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Atkin counts down to PyeongChang 2018 with X Games silver

27 January 2018 / 22:34

Izzy Atkin’s preparations for PyeongChang 2018 took another boost as she landed herself a silver medal in the X Games Aspen 2018 women’s slopestyle final.

The 19-year-old was this week named among Team GB’s largest ever delegation for an Olympic Winter Games.

And the good news kept coming as Atkin, who will be Team GB’s youngest competitor at the Games, stormed onto the podium in Aspen on Saturday.

Atkin has already made history during her career, becoming the first British woman to win a World Cup ski slopestyle event with gold in Silvaplana, Switzerland last March while she also won World Cup silver, in Aspen no less, earlier this month.

The Winter X Games sees the best freestyle skiers, snowboarders, snowmobiles and snow bikers come together across four days of competitions mixed in with a music and festival experience.

And Atkin now joins the X Games medallists club alongside PyeongChang 2018 teammate James Woods after finishing second to American Maggie Voisin.

Atkin’s first run scored her an impressive 88.00 points and, while unable to better it on her second and third runs, it was enough to keep her in silver position.

Voisin took the tile on 92.33, also from her opening run, while Jennie Lee Burmansson was third on 85.00.

There could yet be further silverware for Britain too with Woods in action in the men’s slopestyle final on Sunday, looking to add to his 2013 slopestyle bronze  and 2017 big air gold.

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