Woods upbeat ahead of his ski slopestyle Olympic debut

12 February 2014 / 11:23

World medallist James Woods admitted he's nursing an injury but insists it won't hold him back in Thursday's Olympic ski slopestyle.

The British medal hope, who finished last season ranked number one in the world, injured his hip after a fall during at training run at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park last Friday.

But he completed training today under the watchful eye of coach Pat Sharples.

"I'm not 100 percent and certain motions do hurt but everyone is carrying something and this is a gnarly sport to do," said Woods.

"It's never going to be perfect, you just have to do the best you can to perform as well as you can.

"It happened on the course about a week ago (last Friday). It was a run of bad decisions from myself and rather than landing smoothly I took a bit of a slam."

Woods claims he was inspired watching snowboarder Jenny Jones take bronze on the same course and will seek to continue a strong run of top ten British slopestyle performances in Sochi.

"I don't know what it will take but it's going to be an amazing show," he added.

"I'm excited to be a part of this team, it's something I will cherish forever. I want to get out there and give my absolute all, whether it's battling myself or everyone else in the field. "

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