Woods and Atkin win slopestyle bronze medals at World Championships
Freestyle Skiing

Woods and Atkin win slopestyle bronze medals at World Championships

19 March 2017 / 18:02

There were smiles all round for James Woods and Isabel Atkin as they both won slopestyle bronze medals at the Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Atkin arrived in Spain in a confident mood having won her first-ever World Cup gold in Silvaplana earlier in the month.

And she carried that form over into the World Championships as she followed up her third place in Saturday's qualification by finishing in the same position 24 hours later with a score of 83.20.

Isabel Atkin

Gold went to Tess Ledeux of France with a score of 85.60, while Swede Emma Dahlstrom was second on 83.80, while fellow Brit Madison Rowlands was 17th.

"I am stoked with how I skied in the conditions and glad to put down a solid run,” Atkin said.

“It is a great end to the season and I am so happy to get bronze at my first World Champs! Thanks to Pat [Sharples] and everyone from GB Park and Pipe, all my sponsors and my family."

Despite Woods leading after round two, the men's event was won by Mcrae Williams with a score of 93.80, with fellow American Gus Kenworthy claiming silver with 91.80 points.

And third place and the bronze medal was secured by Woods with a total of 90.40, adding to the slopestyle silver he won at the 2013 World Championships.

Woods said: "I am obviously happy to come away with a medal and really happy with my skiing.

“The contest wasn't easy and how it was run needs to be looked at, but I am pleased to secure a podium finish."

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