Woods and Ormerod take X-Games gold and bronze

Woods and Ormerod take X-Games gold and bronze

29 January 2017 / 09:07

James Woods produced a stunning performance to win Ski Big Air gold at the X-Games in Aspen.

Woods has made no secret that a gold in the world's biggest freeskiing and snowboarding competition was one of his major career targets and he enjoyed a day to remember in Colorado.

A slight mistake on a rail section cost him a medal in the slopestyle event earlier in the day, the 25-year old finishing fourth.

But he put that right to take Big Air gold in style, four years after winning bronze in the slopestyle event.

Meanwhile, fellow Brit Katie Ormerod, 19, also made the podium with a bronze in the snowboard slopestyle, two days after her fifth in the Big Air competition.

"I'm super happy to get my first X Games medal,” she said. 

“It's always been on my bucket list to medal here so I couldn't be happier. Especially to medal in the most high profile event of the season in such a tough and progressive field of riders."

Woods and Ormerod's success caps another successful week for British winter sports, following Jamie Nicholls's silver in the slopestyle World Cup in Italy.

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