Snowboarder Ormerod claims Big Air World Cup bronze

Snowboarder Ormerod claims Big Air World Cup bronze

26 November 2016 / 11:56

Katie Ormerod laid down a marker of intent for Pyeongchang 2018 after finishing third at the Big Air Olympic Test Event at the Alpensia Ski Stadium.

Fresh from claiming silver in the Pleasure Jam event last weekend, Ormerod upped the ante again to claim a World Cup podium finish.

The 19-year-old nailed a cab 900 and backside 720 in her first runs to score 156.75 for bronze behind winner Anna Gasser on 180.75 and second-ranked Julia Marino on 157.00.

"I landed both the runs I wanted," said Ormerod, who became the first female to land a backside double cork 1080 in 2014.

"I am super happy to get bronze, especially as the standard of riding was the highest it's been.”

Ormerod’s teammate Aimee Fuller placed 11th while in the men’s event Billy Morgan was sixth, Rowan Coultas eighth and Matthew McCormick 30th.

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