Today saw the Ladies World Junior Championships Halfpipe Finals in Valmalenco, Italy with GB Park and Pipe athletes Molly Summerhayes and Madi Rowlands competing. Molly aced her run, scoring 71.40 and taking the overall title and gold medal.
Her run consisted of a straight air mute, ally-oop tail, truck driver to fakie, switch hit safety, left 540, right 540 and right ally-opp safety. Molly was the only girl landing back 540s, spinning both ways with good amplitude and solid grab, stomping the competition. Madi put down an impressive run too, finishing 7th overall.
Molly said: “I really can’t believe this has just happened! I felt I put down one of the best results I’ve ever done, and I was just so happy to be representing Great Britain at the World Juniors. Thank you so much for everyone’s incredible support! I’m on cloud nine!
Molly’s coach Pat Sharples said: “Molly’s result was 101% deserved today and it’s probably one of the best runs I’ve ever seen her do! She’s worked and trained so hard over this last year and also battled through this week with a slight knee injury too. I certainly couldn’t be any happier and prouder of how Molly and Madi skied today at the World Junior Championships as well as all our other young slopestyle athletes who also got awesome results
Yesterday saw Madi Rowlands also competing in Slopestyle at the World Juniors, finishing 6th overall. Cal Sandieson and Mike Rowlands represented in the men’s but both just missed out on finals, finishing 16th and 19th overall respectively.
Written by British Ski and Snowboard