Summerhayes and Kangas take slopestyle titles at Junior Worlds
British skier Katie Summerhayes and Finnish ripper Joona Kangas came out victorious of the slopestyle event at the FIS Freestyle Ski Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy, today.
About one year after she had missed the podium as fourth at the last Freestyle Ski World Championships in Norway, Katie Summerhayes met the expectations as being one of the odds-on favourites winning the ladies' contest with 86.60 – a score which held out all the way through the second and final run of the competition.
As a result, the 2013 Bronze medallist relegated Johanne Killi (NOR, 82.40) and Sabrina Cakmakli (GER, 77.00), who had clinched the halfpipe event just a few days ago, to second and third respectively.
On the men's side, Finnish young gun Joona Kangas, a skier with so far only three slopestyle events on FIS Race level to his belt, earned all the glory becoming the third ever Junior World Champion due to an 88.80 for his second run.
All slopestyle decisions in this event so far took place in the Palu Park at Valmalenco.
Today, Silver went to World Cup experienced Swiss athlete Till Matti (86.00) who had led the pack after the first run of the finals while Robert Andre Ruud (NOR, 82.20) took home the bronze medal.
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