Ormerod secures first World Cup podium

Ormerod secures first World Cup podium

14 February 2016 / 13:20

Snowboarder Katie Ormerod couldn’t hide her delight after clinching a maiden World Cup podium place at the big air event in Quebec City, Canada.

The 18-year-old landed a backside 720 mute and backflip indy to notch 126.25 points, which secured her a silver medal behind USA’s Jamie Anderson, who scored 178.75.

Bronze went to Spanish halfpipe specialist Queralt Castellet but Ormerod’s second place confirms that she is a legitimate medal contender when big air makes its Olympic debut at Pyeongchang 2018.

Aged 15, Ormerod became the youngest girl to land a double backflip on a snowboard before becoming the world’s first female to land a backside double cork 1080 a year later.

And she acknowledges that she couldn’t have enjoyed the first World Cup podium of her career more.

“I’m so stoked to get my first big air World Cup podium here in Quebec, it was such a fun event,” said Ormerod.

“The jump was really nice and it was great to ride with all the riders. The girls were killing it!”

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