World Cup silver for Ormerod in Milan opener

World Cup silver for Ormerod in Milan opener

11 November 2017 / 22:20
Katie Ormerod underlined her Olympic Winter Games medal prospects after claiming silver in the Big Air World Cup opener in Italy.

Ormerod scored 143.25 from her jumps in Milan, second only to Austrian Anna Gasser who took gold, despite leading going into the final run.

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West Yorkshire native Ormerod is seen as one of Britain’s brightest podium hopes at the upcoming Games in PyeongChang, and this silver adds to the four Big Air World Cup medals she already has in her cabinet.

Ormerod has one Big Air World Cup gold under her belt after triumphing in Moscow, while she has silvers from events in Monchengladbach and Quebec, and a bronze from Alpensia, South Korea.

Gasser, who won World Championship gold in Sierra Nevada in March, claimed victory with a combined 160.25, despite failing with her first jump, to claim the title she won in Milan last year.

Sina Candrian of Switzerland, who claimed World Championship bronze in Big Air in 2015, completed the podium line-up, with an effort of 130.25.

"I'm really pleased with silver today at the first World Cup Big Air of the season," said Ormerod.

"It really boosts my confidence going forward into such a busy and important few months."

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