Ormerod claims slopestyle World Cup bronze

Ormerod claims slopestyle World Cup bronze

16 February 2020 / 20:58

Snowboarder Katie Ormerod edged further towards winning the women's slopestyle World Cup after securing bronze at the penultimate event in Calgary, Canada. 

The 22-year-old recovered from a nightmare first run where she failed to land her last jump to leave her down the pecking order. 

However, a much-improved second run saw her receive a score of 68.71 which was enough to complete the podium. 

Canada's Laurie Blouin topped the standings with Norway's Silje Norendal clinching silver. 

Ormerod saw off fourth-placed Frenchwoman Lucile Lefevre by a slim margin with just 1.83 points separating the pair in the scoring.

The Brit has finished on the podium at each of the four slopestyle events in this season’s competition, and will go on to claim the World Cup crown if she accomplishes the same feat in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic next month.  

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