Katie Summerhayes will head to next month’s Olympics in Sochi back in the best form of her career after claiming freestyle skiing slopestyle World Cup silver in Gstaad.
Summerhayes is clearly a fan of Switzerland’s slopes having won her maiden World Cup medal in Silvaplana in February last year and now repeating the trick.
Silver on that occasion before finishing fourth at the senior World Championships and winning bronze at the junior equivalent, she underwent a second reconstructive surgery on her right knee.
Returning in Breckenridge last week and finishing 20th, she roared into her form of last season in Gstaad and claimed silver after laying down a run that scored 80.00 in the final.
Lisa Zimmermann of Germany took gold with a best effort of 91.20 while the other side of Summerhayes in third was Silvia Bertagna, who recorded 78.60 on her first run.
Zimmermann leads the slopestyle World Cup standings with 205 points while Summerhayes now has a total of 91 and is up to 12th. Her fellow Brit Anna Vincenti was 11th overall.
Slopestyle will make its Olympic debut at Sochi 2014 next month and consists of athletes performing tricks of rails, quarter-pipes and jumps, all bidding to be the most daring to impress judges.
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