Katie Ormerod Closes In On Crystal Globe

GB Snowsport athletes enjoyed another weekend of great results across the board.

  • Katie Ormerod finished third to complete four straight world cup podiums and retain the World Cup lead with one event to go
  • Mani Cooper gets first podium finishes as she takes 2nd and 3rd place in Nordic Combined events Knyken, Norway
  • Ski Tour 2020 gets underway as Andrew Young finishes in 18th in 15km pursuit classic – his best ever finish in the classic pursuit

The ever consistent Katie Ormerod reached her fourth-straight slopestyle podium of the season in the Calgary Snow Rodeo.

Ormerod was able to stomp her signature double wildcat on the final hit of her second run for a score of 68.71 which secured a podium finish. The Yorkshire born star finished behind PyeongChang silver medallist Laurie Blouin (1st) and Silje Norendal of Norway who was returning from injury (2nd).

Katie now has 2600 FIS points with just one slopestyle World Cup left to go in the season but Calgary winner Blouin has closed the gap to just 400 points, with the Canadian amassing 2200 points this season so far.

The race for the Crystal Globe will go down the final event in Spindleruv Mlyn (CZE) next month where Katie can guarantee the Crystal Globe win with a result of silver or gold or to simply better the score of Blouin on the day.

In Europe GB Snowsport rising star Mani Cooper got her first podium finishes of her career in Nordic Combined discipline 

Cooper was competing in the FIS Youth Cup for the first time. The event consist of two days of 75m Ski jumping and a 3km cross-country course. Cooper was 3rd overall in the first day of racing and 2nd in the second day.

Speaking after the event, Cooper said: “I was thrilled to get second place in the FIS Nordic Combined event in Norway at the weekend. It was a great experience and has really boosted my confidence for future competitions.”

Mani Cooper recently made history by becoming the first ever female Briton ski jumper at an Olympic Games when she competed at Lausanne 2020 

In cross-country, the Ski Tour 2020 started in Östersund, Sweden and GB Snowsport athlete Andrew Young got his best ever finish of 18th in the 15km classic pursuit.

The Ski Tour 2020 continues across five different locations between the border of Sweden and Norway with the final event on 23rd February.

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