Ormerod continues imperious form at slopestyle World Cup
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Ormerod continues imperious form at slopestyle World Cup

03 February 2020 / 17:07

Katie Ormerod recorded her third consecutive FIS Snowboard World Cup podium finish after taking bronze at the US Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain Resort, California.

The 22-year-old currently sits top of the overall slopestyle standings with a haul of 2000 points - 800 ahead of her nearest rival Laurie Boulin - with just two races remaining in Calgary, Canada and Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Republic.

Ormerod’s score of 75.83 was pushed down into bronze position after late surges by the USA's Jamie Anderson – 83.40 – and Canadian boarder Boulin – 76.16 – in the Californian heat, but the Yorkshire-born star could not hide her joy despite being pipped to the ultimate prize.

“Another week, another World Cup podium!” she posted on Twitter.

“Having so much fun - this also makes it my 10th World Cup podium.

“Stoked to get the yellow bib again too!”

Ormerod is also in contention for a medal in the overall freestyle standings - which consists of the slopestyle, half pipe and big air disciplines - sitting 300 points adrift of overall leader Reira Iwabuchi.

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