Gutted Woods misses out at X Games

25 January 2014 / 08:37

James Woods admitted to being gutted and confused at the X Games in Aspen as he failed to better his freestyle skiing slopestyle bronze from 2013.

Woods took X Games bronze as part of a fine pre-Olympic season that also saw him crowned World Cup champion and win World Championship silver.

However the 22-year-old couldn’t medal once again at the X Games in Colorado less than two weeks before the start of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

He scored 73.33 and 79.00 from his two runs in the elimination round but that was only good enough for tenth with the best eight skiers advancing to the final.

Henrik Harlaut led the way with a score of 95.00 from his second run with Woods taking to Twitter to express that he felt he should have progressed.

He said: “Well that is a very disappointing X Games. Threw down two of the best runs I’ve ever done and get a top score of 79?! Really confused and gutted!”

Meanwhile fellow Brit Zoe Gillings was due to race in the latter rounds of the women’s snowboard cross but took a hard fall in training and pulled out.

Gillings will make her third Olympic appearance in Sochi after being confirmed on the 56-strong British team this week and took the sensible approach in Aspen.

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