Atkin and Woods end slopestyle season in fine fashion
Freestyle Skiing

Atkin and Woods end slopestyle season in fine fashion

16 March 2018 / 14:10

Great Britain scored a ski slopestyle double in Seiseralm as Olympic bronze medallist Izzy Atkin and James Woods claimed silver and bronze in the final World Cup of the season.

Atkin made history in PyeongChang last month as she won Team GB’s first ever Olympic Winter medal on skis with bronze in the slopestyle.

And she went one better in Italy as her 80.40-point performance edged out Canada’s Yuki Tsubota, who totalled 80.00, into third.

America’s Caroline Claire completed the podium with a gold medal-winning total of 84.00, with her compatriot Nicholas Goepper victorious in the men’s event as his 92.60 performance beat Andri Ragettli’s 91.20.

But it was not to be another agonising fourth place for Woods, with the PyeongChang pain turning to delight in Seiseralm.

His 89.20-point performance landing him bronze by just 0.40 points from France’s Antoine Adelisse, a month after missing out on the Olympic podium by 1.40 points.

Today's silver was Atkin’s second World Cup podium of the season and moves her up to ninth in the overall slopestyle World Cup standings, despite competing in just three of the seven rounds.

Woods, meanwhile, finishes the season fourth in the men’s slopestyle standings with Seiseralm also his second podium of the season – following up his win in in the opening round in New Zealand.

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