France and Australia clinch first ever Junior Worlds Team SBX title
The 18th FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships concluded in Valmalenco, Italy, with the first inaugural Team SBX event today. France and Australia wrote history with teams of two winning the well-respected title.
On the women's side, yesterday's SBX Junior World Champion Charlotte Bankes added another Gold to her belt winning the ladies final together with 2014 Olympic SBX Bronze medallist Chloe Trespeuch.
As Juliette Lefevre and Emma Bernard came in second, team France celebrated a one-two-punch in the final event of this year's Junior Worlds.
Italians Sofia Belingheri and Francesca Gallina rounded out the first ever Team SBX podium on this level as third.
On the men's side, also one of the pre-race team favourites won.
Jarryd Hughes and Matthew Thomas earned their first Junior Worlds title ahead of Russian SBX Junior World Champion Daniil Dilman and Aleksandr Guzachev.
Nick Watter and Jerome Lymann of Switzerland finished in third position.
Check the full results here:
With the last of six snowboarding events at the second ever combined FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Junior World Championships since Otago, New Zealand, 2010 in the books, France was able to pass Switzerland in the medals table and finish in second position of the snowboard standings.
The most successful nation, however, was Russia. Eight of 36 medals were won by athletes from the Russian team which was able to celebrate a total of five titles.