Rohrer and Ravnjak new Halfpipe Junior World Champions

26 March 2014 16:35
The top halfpipe talents of today
The top halfpipe talents of today -
FIS

European riders have dominated the podium at the Valmalenco FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships today.

On the women's side of things, Verena Rohrer earned her career's first title and thus stepped it up big times compared to last year when she head won Silver in Turkey.

Today, she threw down back-to-back 540s to back-to-back 360s, a stalefish and a mc twist to finish things off earning the high score.

“After placing second in the qualifiers I knew that it would be a close decision. Now, I couldn't be happier that it worked out,” she said.

Two weeks before turning 18 years, Rohrer edged off Zoe Kalapos (USA) and best qualifier Emily Arthur (AUS) to second and third.

The strong Swiss result was completed by Michael Schärer who claimed his career's first medal at junior worlds as third after stomping a run consisting of fs 900 to bs 540, back-to-back 720s and a final crippler.

The title went to pre-event favourite Tim-Kevin Ravnjak (SLO) who thus brought home his second title at his last JWCh. Lyon Farrell (NZL) finished in second place.

Full results can be viewed here:

ladies

men

The Junior World Championships continue on Sunday with the slopestyle event.