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Ed Leigh and Jenny Jones present highlights of the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships from Sierra Nevada in Spain.


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Everything about Sierra Nevada feels different. It is warm, really warm.

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What little snow that is close Orange tinted by sub Saharan sand.

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At first glance this place looks like something from another planet.

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When you see these giant courses chiselled into these mountains, the

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backdrop fades into insignificance. The riders will soon take centre

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stage, and elite group of athletes from all corners of the Earth. If

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they are to take gold here, their performances will have to be out of

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this world. Oh, brilliant stuff! My goodness

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gracious! Oh, it is beautiful. Hello and welcome to Sierra Nevada

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for the snowboard and ski freestyle World Championships. We have got a

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packed programme of action for you. There will be no shortage of

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creativity and skill on display. Plus we will have all of the mayhem

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from the snowboard and ski cross. With less than a year to go until

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Pyongchang, these athletes are looking to lay down their markers

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ahead of the winter and pics. That includes the British team. This is

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the stronger squad that GB Park and Pipe have sent to a Championships.

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For the competition got under way, Jenny went to capture with a few

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familiar faces. -- catch up. Here we are, ladies. Are you good? Yes,

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thank you. How was practise? Was it all right?

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I will show you my room. Probably not as tidy as I would have liked

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but we arrived late yesterday. What are you expecting from the contest?

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I would love to macro top fives. Slopestyle and I have two top fives

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in January. To keep that run going would be awesome. It would be the

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ultimate for me and I would be really happy with that. Where are

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the other guys? Billy is probably doing handstands. Jamie is next

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door. I will drag him outside make him do some yoga with. Yes! Jamie...

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Can we come in? Oh, it is locked. You smell really nice. I was

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wondering if you wanted to do some stretching with me. I am really bad

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at stretching. I thought we could do a bit of this and this. I think you

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need to do it anyway. It is not often you are in a ski resort and it

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is 20 degrees, tops are off and you are playing frisbee.

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Knees out. Now do it. There we go. I am doing quite well for an old bird.

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Not bad. The snowboard is already here, chilling and training in a

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couple of days, the skiers will arrive. Managing this programme is

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Leslie McKenna. I wanted to catch up with her to find out how everyone is

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feeling and how important the World Championship 's is to them. How does

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this event fit into the bigger picture? This is the event we have

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targeted, if you like, to do a good performance across the whole

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programme. It is considered one of the most important, if not the most

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important in a series of events. What would you like to see from the

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team at this event? We have had some brilliant results, podium positions,

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in both ski and snowboard. If they all had a good day, we would be

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loving it. A few days ago when we filmed that peace morale was

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sky-high. The very next day Katie Ormerod fell and fractured

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vertebrae. It is a huge shame for Katie. I know she will come back

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stronger. Our priority has always been the Winter Olympics now she can

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rest up and get some tricks in her bag. We will kick things off with

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the snowboard slopestyle. We decided to take a look at a course that is

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undoubtedly the most challenging and creative we have seen all winter.

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Slopestyle courses are traditionally linear. You have three rails and

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three jumps. Since the Olympic test event last year, things have become

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a lot more creative and challenging with the courses. This one is no

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exception. We have your first standard kicker, into this, a huge

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take-off. The more creative options on the side as the transition hits.

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This is the third feature. Two standard kicker is and in the

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middle, this. It is a ship's boiler. There is a kicker in the centre with

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an uphill gap onto the centre of this. With the speed you have to

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carry, it means you fly out of this into the landing was a bit is pretty

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intimidating. If you think that is intimidating or take a look at this,

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feature number four. A standard kicker but absolutely massive.

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Coming out of that huge kicker, you must control your speed really

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quickly. You are arriving at feature five, the rail garden. We have a

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multitude of options. The first is the central run, the gap into the

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Dragons Bay. On the right-hand side you have this flat bar. The centre

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is the long ball. On the right-hand side to have another flat part. Then

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the land in the Dragons and another kicker into the knuckle. These are

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just the right hand and central features. You have a high flat damn

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bar and a wide flat bar with a creeper row along the side and a

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cheeky flat bar. The top athletes will look at interlinking these

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features. The sixth and final feature is the most aesthetically

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pleasing. We have a gap from that kicker onto the Casa. There is a

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rail and you can ride onto the roof back onto the rail.

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You have this gap onto the terrace with a close-out rail. That is just

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the right hand side. On the left you have a huge gap to the high bar with

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a slight step down. Then there is the damn bar with a slight kink at

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the bottom. After all that, I think it is time for a cup of tea. This is

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the life. You do know that is a rail? Yeah, I knew that.

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OK, let's talk about the women's slopestyle finals. Amy Fuller did

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not make it through. Of the women who did, who has impressed you most?

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I think the Japanese rider for pure consistency and she is hard to beat.

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What about the young New Zealand rookie? I know put at this girl was

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incredible. She attacked the kickers like none of the other girls will

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was brilliant. She did not seem intimidated in the slightest. Let's

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take a look at the men. We have Billy Morgan into the final. He is

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the only Brit left into the final. He did not look that comfortable"

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the geisha but he has had more practice. We have had a bit of a

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date clash with the X Games in Oslo which means we do not have some of

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the big Canadian and Norwegian big names. That leaves this rising tide

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of rookies to make a name for themselves. The top rookie is the

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big kiwi. There are the one name I like the look of. You will hear a

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lot about him. This kid is on fire. Tim is your commentator.

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First up it is the men's final. The conditions are warm. What a picture

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that is! Goodness gracious! Billy Morgan, what can he do? He is a

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gymnast turned snowboard. This man is no stranger to going upside down.

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No stranger to a podium. A huge double flip to start things off.

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A front side double ten and he has gone too big on it.

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He has got core strength, like a silverback gorilla. He can get

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upside down off pretty much anything he has to. Let's start things off.

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Here is the Switch double. And foremost. Here is the front side.

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Front side ten. He could not clean it up. He had a triple cork.

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You are looking at a really good score. Coming out of whale tail the

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midsection. This kid knows how to snowboard. Let me tell you that. A

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goofy rider by trade. Sebbe, a big 900. The more you look at that jump,

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you more than you think it landed a bit flat. Double cripple. Well hell.

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I see landing with that. -- well held. That was a good run. They

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switched backside 1260. Back 12 from Sebbe. Three and a half rotation is

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both ways. Just gives you an indication as to the standard. These

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riders a 180 on an 270 off the top rail. Here is this double. Double

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crippler. Look at that ex-commissioner he was really

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straight. The moment your legs lock, you lose all control. Look at that!

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Easy. Nick Hooper, coming out Switzerland. So, to this first jump.

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-- Huber. Beautiful. He could not have done better. Cab 900. Front

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side 1080. He holds it. I really like this run. It is the triple.

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Here it is the all new leader. If you can get through these next two

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sections, 180 on. Hold it. Up now on to the roof of this house. Very

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nice. Not perhaps the best style on the front 360. He loves that. Look

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how long he is holding the grab for. Really nice front side 1080. Then

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the triple cork. Grabbing melon on it. Not many people grabbing melon.

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83.25. Keep your eyes peeled and prepared to watch something very

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special indeed. This kid is good. Is that a frontside 14? A switch by the

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way for them then is this which, backside nine. Another rookie that

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is really turning heads with the big triple cork. Upside down three times

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during that trip. Then a flat spin 14. Oh, my goodness! What a run!

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Backside rodeo off the A-frame rail. First rider we have seen hit that.

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Then switch into the damn bar. Then opposite way 360 off. He has to stop

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his inertia, stop the movement and spin the opposite way. The judges

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like that kind of thing. Two, three, four. 1440 triple cork. That was

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just a blur for me. Frontside 1440. Four four rotations. I do not think

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that will trouble the top spot. 82.5. So, Billy Morgan representing

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Great Britain. He can sometimes be perhaps a little pressure affected.

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You would not think it. Throwing out big cap doubles like that.

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Frontside... Oh, my goodness! He has over rotated it and that is the end

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of the World Championship is for Billy Morgan. The top three all

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failed to improve their scores at the second attempt, leaving them a

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touch disappointed with nervous wait in the finish area with the Belgian

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ready to drop. A lot of speed into this first jump. You need it. A very

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nice ten. 1080 the nose grab. Coming off the side of the 900. That is

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really nice. A good use of course. The judges will like that. Switch

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backside 1084 that this is what he wanted the first runaround. Into cab

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12. Yes! We could be looking at the new leader. He need some points

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through this section. Very nice. The final feature.

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180 on. Oh, that is good! Look at what it means to him! I think that

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is enough will stop the 1260 is absolutely tractor perfect. The

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angles were spot-on. The 450 out there again, very nice indeed. Look

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at that! Come on. A huge 91.4. So, Belgium's Sepe Schmid takes the

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gold. -- Seppe Smits. In their women's final, run by macro proved

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to be an anti-climax that all but one of the top riders failing to get

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a clean run. Plenty of room for improvement going into run two. Out

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of New Zealand she is 16 years of age. She should trouble the top

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spot. A very nice start to things. A frontside 360. This is good.

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Backside 360. Looks like she is just cleaning this run up a little bit.

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Under good instruction. Double backflip. Oh, yes, well held! This

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could be your new leader. Clean in the top section so far. Very nice.

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The cameraman is not happy with himself. Up onto that rail and the

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180 out. What a run! The 360 here with the new grab. Coming up a

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little bit short. She wants to be landing further damp or I think she

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will lose out on overall impression. For me, that was a bit Bon Jovi,

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living on a prayer. What have we got? It is huge. I have been made to

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look a right fool. 77.5. Karlee sure from Milford. -- Karly Shorr. Look

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at that! Beautiful. The 360 of the hip. Going nice and big. The judges

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want to see you going be. They want to see their tricks put down. Too

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big. What a shame! Stays in third place. She has now got a very

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nervous wait. There are two riders still to go. She will have to wait

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and see what Laurie Blouin does. Coming out of Canada, just 20 years

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of age. A big double flip. Well held! Goodness me. A switch double

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flip. This is looking really good. A little short on the landing.

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Throwing on the anchors, just trying to slow it down. I will tell you

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what, she needs a clean bottom section and she is on the podium.

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That was good. Look at her! She is happy with that. He is that switch

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double under flip. Into the back seat a little bit but she holds on.

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She needs bigger than a 68. 78. The new leader. Goodness gracious. She

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gets a hug from Karly Shorr. Well, she is happy with that. That came

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from absolutely nowhere. So, the final rider of the day. Needs a big

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run here. And she is going absolutely guns blazing at this. I

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think it will be too fast. She is flying at this first jump. A big 722

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starts. She does have the biggest bag of tricks out of these ladies

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were whether she has a double flip in Arsenal, I am not too sure.

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Switch now into this jump. Riding backwards. No grab on it.

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Backside lip slide. Getting the back foot over the rail. Onto the high

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box. A drop of the end and she is happy with that. I don't know how to

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call this. She very nearly went down there. That was a really nice

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backside 720. I thought she was going to fly to big on that jump.

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Here we have the cab 900. No grab on it. You have to be grabbing your

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snowboard. She is guaranteed bronze. 77.4, she does improve her score but

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not her position on the podium. There you go. We have a Canadian

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world champion. The action is coming thick and fast in Sierra Nevada.

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Snowboarding has dominated the first week of competition. The slate style

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is done and dusted. -- slopestyle. We do not have any riders in this

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competition. It is all about being exposed. This is a wonderfully

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technical event for that it is relatively easy to judge.

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Difficulty, execution, amplitude and learning. Amplitude is the height

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they get out of the pipe. Names to look out for are the Swiss and the

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young Australian, Scotty James. He has beaten Shaun White before. It

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happened in the Korean test event for that the half-pipe finals take

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place at night. As the sun sets on Sierra Nevada, time to get the final

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is under way. Time for the half-pipe final. Each person gets three runs

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were only the best school camps. The early run was set by the Finn. --

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squawk counts. A strong first round. Throwing down the gauntlet to his

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Australian rival. Mr Scotty James. The defending champion from 2015.

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Second place in the U.S. Open behind Shaun White. Absolutely

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stratospheric. Watch this! Absolutely huge start. Front side

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nine into the 1080. Huge double. Look how big he is going! Oh, my

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goodness! Four hits. What a run for Scotty James! Look at this! One,

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two, three. A 1260. Excuse me. Here we have the huge double. So much

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commitment on the trick. Get ready for the smile that can melt ice.

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95.70 five. I'm going to say that is untouchable. Run two saw strong

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performances from other competitors. The only person who looked like he

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could match Scotty James was the defending champion. A switch

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backside 14. A big double to start things off. Into 12, into a cab ten.

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Back-to-back tens now. Hold on! Oh, my goodness ex-commissioner how on

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earth did he land back. He cannot believe it. Look at him. He has

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dodged a bullet without a shadow of a doubt. Let's see this again. Look

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how high he goes! He lands right in the back-seat. He's somehow hold

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onto it. 93.20 five. Is knocking on Scotty James door. This is

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Australia's Scotty James. Grew up watching a female shredder who paved

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pathway for Australian snowboarders. Winning everything in her path.

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Huge! The backside 12. Beautiful to stop -- beautiful. Look how big the

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final hit is. It absolutely defies logic and science. Isaac Newton

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would be having kittens if he saw this. What a run! Eight double 1080

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at the bottom. Look how big the final Switch 1080 is excavation that

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he lands it perfect. 97.5 from Scotty James. That will take some

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beating. The gold and silver were sewn up but the bronze medal is up

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for grabs. Now for Pat. The front double 1080 to start things off into

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a switch double 1080. Nice and high at the transition. There is the

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1260. Backside 360. Blind the whole way round. Need to improve if he

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can. No switch backside 720. Really nice trick. Looking for the landing.

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Oh, look at that! 90.5. He improves on his score. Gets into the 90s but

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he does not challenge for first. The Japanese rider pushed close for

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bronze. Scotty James took a brilliant gold medal. In the women's

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final, the overwhelming favourite was the defending champion. Dropping

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before her was a Japanese woman. Let's see what she has here, hard

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across the pipe. A big 900 to start things off. The camera is going a

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bit while. Nice and tight on that shot. A front side seven. Switch

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now. Switch seven. Back-to-back sevens from her. Front side five.

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Into a back side five. Six hits for her down the pipe. It is enough for

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first place. 84.7 five. And, the defending champion out of China.

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The defending champion out of champion. A bit of a almost in the

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middle of that half-pipe. Straight back across. Big frontside five.

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Nearly over-rotates it. 5. 40.

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And a nice 7. 20 to finish things off.

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Held right at the top of that. This is now the third jump down. She

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lands perfectly at the top of the transition. Look

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The standard was set and the top two put water between themselves and the

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rest of the pack. The closest to them was the Japanese rider. The

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bronzed medal was there for the taking, going into run three.

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Grimal needs luck on her side. She's got everything else there.

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This is nice now. Back-to-back fives. Good, solid

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grabs. Put the landing down a little early. Oh, she had to open up early.

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She over rotated that. She opts for a switch air to normal at the

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bottom. She has to open up there just to

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stop the rotation to slow it down, otherwise she would have landed on

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her chest in the bottom of the half-pipe.

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Silver went to Haruna Matsumoto of Japan. With Grimal, from France

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taking the bronze. Next up, we have got an event which

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has given us arguably one of the most iconic moments ever in

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snowsport - the border cross. Going straight through the fence!

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This is a lap of honour for Lindsey Jacobellis. Jacobellis is down. Oh,

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look at her! Freedom! Unbelievable! Lindsey Jacobellis has

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grown a gold medal away in the last 100 metres.

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I will never tire, Ed of listening to your commentary on that. Believe

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it or not, 11 years on Lindsey Jacobellis is still competing and

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con#2e7bding. It is ironic one of the most successful athletes is

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famous for not winning an event. Make no mistake she'll be after gold

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here and the men's race promises to be battle for the ages as well.

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Lindsey Jacobellis is going all out for gold here in Sierra Nevada. She

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sailed through her quarter final. Maisie Potter couldn't handle the

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pace. She was pleased with a 14th place finish overall. It was a

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similar story in the semis. Jacobellis crushed the field and

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cruised into the final, leaving Zoe in her wake. She'll go again in the

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small final. Right, the

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Keep your eye centre of the picture there.

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The Olympic champion, it is her's to lose.

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So, here we go... Zoe, one of the better starts. Look

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at that an amazingly fast start in the

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So fast there out in red. The blue bib belongs to Bremmen.

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Look at them, going as fast as they K

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Samkova has done the business there. Oh, she's down... She's lost her

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edge. The Olympic champion has gone from hero to zero in the small

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final. She now has the hop of shame to get up to the top of that little

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loop there. What it does Zoe up the inside here. Can she get it done?

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Come on, Zoe! So Lapteva, currently in third and Gillings has taken her.

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It will be a third position. Oh, the lazy boy straight to her back.

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Gillings takes it. Lapteva just gets... It was like she

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was fired out of a cannon! Oh, what a finish that was! The French girl,

:36:18.:36:22.

I think a little unlucky. With speed like that she's unlucky not to be in

:36:23.:36:26.

the final, really. This will be good. Eyes on the gate. It gives

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them a two-second warning. The gate can drop any time in that two

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seconds. Jacobellis in the brown trousers. Keep your eye on her. So

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fast out of the gate. Look the French workers have worked on their

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starts.ly will not enough. Jacobellis now neck and neck with

:36:46.:36:53.

Respeuch. You have to say the experience of the girl who threw

:36:54.:36:58.

away a gold medal in 2016, Lindsey Jacobellis, should be enough to see

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her through here. She's not stupid enough to throw it away again. We

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saw her in the Olympics in soy n the final, after getting there so

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convincingly. Maybe nerves might get the best of her here. At the moment,

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Jacobellis, in the lead. Followed by the Bulgarian. Now the two Italians,

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in Mr Tumble's trousers, contesting for fourth. Look at the it Italian

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go. Brutto from third. Respeuch. So,

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which way will this go? Jacobellis holds the line and the Italians are

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battling for third. Respeuch could throw away a silver

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here. Jacobellis, back-to-back world champion. Oh! And breathe!

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I tell you what, can you hear the chat going on? She's saying she's

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holding her line as you're coming into me. Let's see if's any

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misdemeanours going on here. This is where... Should make the most of

:38:29.:38:31.

this turn. Goes through the inside... I think that's fair.

:38:32.:38:37.

There's nothing wrong with that. That was fantastic racing from

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Jacobellis, oh, my goodness! Look at that! Oh, brilliant. It is

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Jacobellis all the way. The big favourite in the men's

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competition is reigning Olympic champion. He lived up to his billing

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in qualifying. He cruised through his quarter final and semifinal in

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style. It wasn't quite as smooth for the current world champion. He lost

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control early in his quarter final and collided with Kevin Hill. That

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was the end of his title defence. And with this being snowboard cross,

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we were not short on carnage. The slushy course here taking out rider

:39:23.:39:27.

after rider. Oh, my goodness! Oh, and he's gone

:39:28.:39:34.

down! They have both gone down! Here we are the men's small final.

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Kearney missed out after finishing forth in his semifinal.

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Keep your eye on the man in the black. Kearney, he's got it down,

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the Italian there, with the Italian flag, currently in third position.

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Keep your eyes on the three as they fly through this section.

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So, Kearney leads from our man, the Italian.

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Momono, in the middle and nearly loses his edge. He manages to keep

:40:37.:40:43.

it on the straight and nor row. Look at this, the Austrian now into third

:40:44.:40:49.

position. Makes it stick on Momono. And this could have been the final.

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All these guys so fast through. The eighth and the quarters and the

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semis, but here we go... And it is a dive for the line.

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That man, the American, Kearney takes the small final.

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The men's big final then. The Olympic champion is in

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Vaultier straight into the lead. He will not relen constituency that.

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Pullin so fast. This is not over yet.

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The Spanish crowd here in Sierra Nevada willing the man in orange

:41:59.:42:02.

pants to the bottom. We have a man down. Forget about

:42:03.:42:06.

him. His day is over. Pullin now in third.

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Pullin is making a move on the leader. He doesn't make it stick

:42:11.:42:14.

though. He loses speed. Nobody will get near the French man.

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So Vaultier, now we... Ignore the placings on the screen. It is Pullin

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now in third. Can he get second? Oh, there we go! It was Vaultier in

:42:36.:42:39.

first. It was Pullin, Alex Pullin in Bronze

:42:40.:42:45.

Medal position. There's plenty more to come,

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including ski cross, which guarantees edge of the seat racing

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and ski cross in which Britain has hopes in the men and women's events.

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Now it is time for the last snowboarding event of the

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championships. It is big air. This is an event where Britain had high

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hopes in the shape of Katie Ormerod. Injury are a part of the game. I am

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absolutely gutted for Katie Ormerod. Aimee Fuller didn't make it through

:43:22.:43:24.

to the final either. There is a strong field. I always look forward

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to watching the women ride. They are not as technical as the men. As

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consequence there is way more style involved. Talking about the men,

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sadly none of our Brits have made it through to the final. This is big

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air snowboarding, these are the biggest tricks in the game.

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Well, we can expect the riders to live up to Ed's big billing tonight.

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The athletes get three jumps each, with their best two scores added

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together for their final total. Sandbech, from Norway.

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One of the most stylish riders out there. There's one, two, three,

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there's four... Goodness gracious! Now, interestingly, a little bit of

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a slide out of the bottom here. Be a bit of a grey area, really, as to

:44:21.:44:28.

where that control... Where did the judges judge to? Watch the spins

:44:29.:44:33.

here. There's one, two, three, there's four... Getting it done so

:44:34.:44:37.

clean. Rocking the nose grab there.

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86. 25. They have not penalised him for that landing, have they? Now Now

:44:47.:44:58.

this man is so good at snowboarding. Keep your eye on this! Oh, my

:44:59.:45:02.

goodness, right to the flats with it.

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Oh, that would have given the scientists at zern a headache how --

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Cer, in a headache. The backside triple. There's one, two, three,

:45:15.:45:21.

four rotations. Look how high he is. He knows he's good. New leader. That

:45:22.:45:23.

will take some beating! In the Norwegians were looking

:45:24.:45:32.

strong, so too were the Americans. A stunning backside triple court saw

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this rider into second place after his run with his compatriot in

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fourth going into run two. Sandbech... As far as big area

:45:43.:45:49.

results go, this year not been too lucky, really.

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Chucking the backside triple. Oh, my goodness gracious! Backside triple.

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14. 40. And he knows that's a good one.

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So those arms on the backside there. There are four full rotations.

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Upside down four times. There Indy grab. Boom! Doing it all!

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Look at that, 92 for jump number two for Sandbech.

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Leader after run one Kleveland, the Norwegian. This is switch. Throws

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the switch front side. 16. 20. He just holds on.

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And there's one, two, three, four-and-a-half.

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A bit of a hand drag. He's traversing off.

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Marcus Kleveland will have it all to do on his third run.

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Corning dropping in here. Oh, my goodness gracious! That is as

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good as ten, ladies and gentlemen! Oh, my... Let's just relive it!

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There's one, there's two, there's three, there's four. The front side

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14. 40. And he absolutely locked it in. His

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hands go nowhere near the snow. There you go... 91.75.

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Last to drop in round two Sven Thorgren with a typical stylish 14.

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14.40. He would have to land a big trick in

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run three to catch the competition leader, Sandbech.

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Now, Sandbech then. Can he improve here? It will be the 16... Oh, my

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goodness gracious! Front side, 14. 40. A awaiting score from the

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judges. He's happy with that. So there's one, two, three, there's

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four... A little hand drag. See him try and pick his hand up from the

:48:16.:48:21.

snow. Fist-bump there. What do the judges

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make of it? It's huge! 96. 25. If anybody can upset the apple cart, it

:48:32.:48:36.

is this boy. He will bring a sledgehammer to the apple cart.

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Kleveland, oh, look at that! Oh, it's huge! Did he stop his spin

:48:41.:48:49.

mid-air there almost? Switch 16. 20. Well, normally rides goofy. There's

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one, two, three, four-and-a-half. He had time to spare on that. That's

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going to be a big, big trick score. Now, what does he need? Sandbech, 92

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and 96. So he needs a 96.5 or higher for the win here. What are the

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judges going to give him? 84.5. Someone call the police! There's

:49:16.:49:22.

been a robbery! 84.5! I think they saw a different trick to me there.

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Kleveland into second. Can he bump this man out? Oh, my goodness! Yes,

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Chris Corning getting it done there on the final jump. He got bumped

:49:35.:49:40.

down into third position. He's gone and answered Marcus Kleveland

:49:41.:49:43.

straight back! He's thrown the backside triple 14. There's one,

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two, three, there's four... Oh and he goes so deep into the landing.

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The judges will love how big that was! There you go. 91 for jump

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three. It does, it pushes him above Marcus Kleveland into second. No

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catching Sandbech there. Now, the man that currently holds

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the second highest single trick score. 93.75, Sven Thorgren,

:50:13.:50:17.

dropping in switch now. What can he do? How can he answer his man back?

:50:18.:50:21.

Oh, it's not enough! He's popping his arm back in. Oh,

:50:22.:50:34.

goodness! That's not good. I'm wining here!

:50:35.:50:38.

Look at that... Chicken salad or roast beef? I will go for chicken

:50:39.:50:50.

salad on that one! Through the legs... And Sven Thorgren cannot get

:50:51.:50:55.

it done. Marcus Kleveland in third. Chris

:50:56.:51:02.

Corning, from the USA in second. The winner here tonight, from Norway, Mr

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Sandbech. To the women's final. Boom! There it is. Look at that, she

:51:05.:51:08.

says! There's one, two, let's go early.

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Opens up. Brings the landing gear down!

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Not Winning a few weeks ago on home

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soil. Rukajarvi, a veteran. She gets the

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7. 20 done. You can hear how icy it is getting.

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It's been a warm day out there. Backside, 7. 20. She shows her back

:52:04.:52:09.

to the landing first. There's one, and there's two.

:52:10.:52:16.

Enni... Have a resurgence. Good results shown from her.

:52:17.:52:29.

Gasser, she can jump. Gasser, signature trick almost for her.

:52:30.:52:41.

Takes off switch, chucks it side ways. Upside down twice. Throws down

:52:42.:52:46.

the landing gear and rides straight for the bottom and says, what you

:52:47.:52:54.

worried about? Because look at that. 89.5 from Gasser.

:52:55.:53:06.

Norendal... Backside 7. 20 from her. Very nice indeed.

:53:07.:53:16.

Very composed. Very composed from the 23 year old.

:53:17.:53:31.

Right, 162.75 for Silje Norendal. Rukajarvi, from Finland.

:53:32.:53:34.

Dropping in, riding switch here. That's backwards to you and me.

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Switch front side. Going to be a seven. Oh, very nice. Look at that,

:53:40.:53:46.

look how bumpy that run out. That was the trick that won her first

:53:47.:53:51.

place at the Innisbrook. It is very clean.

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85. 72. 165. 25 is her two jump total.

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The Finn briefly took the lead. Gasser's second jump saw her regain

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top spot. As neither could improve on their scores in run three,

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Gasser's final jump had something of an exhibition feel to it.

:54:16.:54:21.

One, two, oh, it's proper! Oh! It's beautiful! Oh, my goodness! She can

:54:22.:54:32.

not believe it! Double ten. Look at this! It's a work of art! Oh, she

:54:33.:54:38.

went massive. She had to ep up to slow that down. If she had stayed

:54:39.:54:44.

grabbing that board, she would have landed on her head. There's no-one

:54:45.:54:48.

catching her now. 100! She's got 100!

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100 points! History in the making, right there, ladies and gentlemen!

:54:55.:55:00.

You have a new world champion. Norendal from Norway in third.

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Second place, Rukajarvi, from Finland. Taking the win, with that

:55:05.:55:10.

perfect 100 points, for her third and final jump it is Austria's Anna

:55:11.:55:13.

Gasser. So that was the final event for the

:55:14.:55:20.

snowboarders here in Sierra Nevada. They make way for the free-skiers.

:55:21.:55:24.

The first we have for you needs little selling or explanation. Sit

:55:25.:55:26.

back and enjoy the ride! Smith in the red trousers very fast

:55:27.:55:50.

as is the yellow bib of David. The French have a very good ski cross

:55:51.:55:53.

programme. You have to say business as usual. Smith, look at the start

:55:54.:56:00.

she's got here. She's been so fast through qualifications, has the 24

:56:01.:56:04.

year old. She's commanding this... Oh and some scrapping at the back.

:56:05.:56:10.

Oh, some skis tangled. It will not affect the proceedings though. Only

:56:11.:56:13.

the top two advancing through to the final. Oh! And David... Going huge

:56:14.:56:23.

in the yellow bib. It is all about timing and rhythm.

:56:24.:56:28.

She's right in the slipstream. Doesn't want to do anything stupid

:56:29.:56:34.

here. Now into... Oh, and she's caught that there... That little

:56:35.:56:41.

mistake might have cost her. There's the blue bib from Canada. She won a

:56:42.:56:47.

medal at track-side in cycling at Rio. It don't think it will be

:56:48.:56:52.

enough from her. Smith and David will be advancing through to the

:56:53.:56:53.

final. Keep your eye on the green bib of

:56:54.:57:15.

Thomas. Thompson... She is the current leader. Oh, look at the

:57:16.:57:19.

lead. She's into that first turn. And the battle for second place is

:57:20.:57:21.

on. A couple of podiums between them

:57:22.:57:52.

here. Oh, and she's making the move on her

:57:53.:57:56.

here! Look at this. Naeslund, she's going to take it through... She

:57:57.:58:02.

does. And she's got the insideline here. In the pink helmet, she's

:58:03.:58:07.

going to push out. Thompson is getting pushed out here. Can Zacher

:58:08.:58:14.

hold on to this? The German has gone on to take second place. Oh, what a

:58:15.:58:19.

race! Relatively comfortable for Naeslund, but she'll be joined by

:58:20.:58:21.

Zacher in the final. Finals time. First, second and third

:58:22.:58:36.

are all that matter here and that all-important World Championship

:58:37.:58:37.

title. Zacher with a good start out in the

:58:38.:58:45.

yellow. As we know, Smith has a very good start on her, in the red

:58:46.:58:49.

trousers. Keep your eye on her, from Switzerland. But she's being kept

:58:50.:58:54.

true here by Naeslund. Look at the Swede. 20 years of age... She almost

:58:55.:59:00.

cuts in front of her there. Stamps her authority on this race!

:59:01.:59:04.

Brilliant skiing. Brilliant start from the young 20 year old.

:59:05.:59:11.

Can she now win Sweden's first medal of these World Championships? She's

:59:12.:59:16.

got just probably around about a kilometre to go on this track.

:59:17.:59:20.

And she looks very comfortable, doesn't she? Fanny Smith, she's

:59:21.:59:27.

playing chase here. That's when mistakes are made, as

:59:28.:59:32.

you are pushing yourself, Naeslund, she's got the bracing line here. And

:59:33.:59:36.

there is a racing line through this track. Definitely the fastest line.

:59:37.:59:40.

Looks comfortable. Smith needs to go here. What can she do on these final

:59:41.:59:46.

jumps? I don't think she'll do it. No, so, there we go!

:59:47.:59:52.

Naeslund, from Sweden takes the goltd. Smith takes the silver. A

:59:53.:00:00.

very respectable bronze for David of France.

:00:01.:00:04.

A commanding run from start to finish. She led from the off. That

:00:05.:00:08.

first corner, she did it all. And the 20-year-old is now a world

:00:09.:00:10.

champion. In the men's competition there were

:00:11.:00:23.

a handful of crashes in the early rounds. We had a big shock. The

:00:24.:00:29.

Olympic champion failed to progress through the round of 16. The

:00:30.:00:32.

Frenchman was the one noticeable absence from the semifinal line-up.

:00:33.:00:46.

Jamie of New Zealand in the blue. The Canadian in the green. Look at

:00:47.:00:55.

Jamie Prebble. No business being at the front and he is leading

:00:56.:00:59.

semifinal number one. I thought it was all going to be about the

:01:00.:01:06.

Canadian. So far, he is chasing the kiwi. He went very big. Prebble very

:01:07.:01:18.

nearly ended up on his back. Lent back of the jump and he has managed

:01:19.:01:23.

to keep hold of it. The same again from Leman, the Canadian. Trying to

:01:24.:01:30.

chase these boys, waiting for any mistake was that he will make a

:01:31.:01:35.

move. Oh, my goodness! Leman nearly went down. Now Prebble and Place

:01:36.:01:47.

will advance. That is ski cross to 18. Look how fast things can change!

:01:48.:01:55.

Leman was in contention. He just came up short and look how wide it

:01:56.:02:03.

took him! The men's semifinal number to. The Austrian bronze medallist.

:02:04.:02:17.

Flisar from Slovenia in the luminous yellow. He is the defending

:02:18.:02:22.

champion. The Austrian in the yellow. Turn one relatively clean.

:02:23.:02:33.

Look at Flisar! Out in front. The defending world champion. How he

:02:34.:02:37.

would like to retain that Crown. Being chased here by the Swede. So

:02:38.:02:58.

far so good. A high line. Very nearly getting unsettled through

:02:59.:03:01.

here. You have to say, business as usual upfront. He is without a win

:03:02.:03:14.

is Norberg, the Swede, so far this season. It looks very comfortable

:03:15.:03:18.

for these two and they will both be in the final. The defending champion

:03:19.:03:29.

Norberg and the Swede, Flisar, advance. The men's ski cross final

:03:30.:03:34.

setup for a very good show. -- Norberg and France. The unknown

:03:35.:03:44.

quantity, the outsider, Jamie Prebble from New Zealand, who has an

:03:45.:03:50.

absolute flyer. Look at Prebble in the grey trousers at the Mizrachi

:03:51.:03:55.

has pushed the defending champion. Flisar, the defending champion, has

:03:56.:04:02.

gone back to last place. They are coming together. They have both gone

:04:03.:04:10.

out. Oh, no! Let's get a handle on things. Prebble in second in the

:04:11.:04:17.

yellow bib, chasing Norberg of Sweden. Will it be a Swede and

:04:18.:04:23.

double in the ski cross? The gold medal well and truly up for grabs.

:04:24.:04:29.

The unknown quantity, the kiwi, Prebble, he has never been on a

:04:30.:04:32.

podium before and he is fighting for gold. This is the last corner. He

:04:33.:04:41.

tries to go around the outside. The door is closed on him. And it will

:04:42.:04:47.

be Norberg to take the win, closely followed by Jamie Prebble. That is

:04:48.:04:56.

Flisar. He has his skis back on. It'll be a bronze for the defending

:04:57.:05:00.

world champion. He is not happy with it. Look at that! Under review. What

:05:01.:05:12.

has gone on here? So, Flisar... His skis are everywhere through there.

:05:13.:05:16.

Tries to push Prebble out. I think he straddled the gate and come out

:05:17.:05:26.

of the course. Oh, look! He has been demoted to fourth. Hard lines for

:05:27.:05:32.

the defending world champ but that puts Place into third. There is your

:05:33.:05:39.

official podium. The action here in Sierra Nevada is relentless. Next up

:05:40.:05:45.

is the ski half-pipe event. Like the snowboarders, the British riders

:05:46.:05:51.

struggle against the top athletes. The half-pipe is not something we

:05:52.:05:57.

can replicate in a snow dome or a dry slope. A special mention to Ryan

:05:58.:06:02.

Cheshire for making the finals. Take it away.

:06:03.:06:09.

Though women's half-pipe final here. All British hopes lay with Rowan

:06:10.:06:23.

Cheshire. A big 540 to start things off. Into the 900. Very nice. Into

:06:24.:06:39.

the right side 540. 720. Coming backwards across the half-pipe. Now

:06:40.:06:46.

they switch. Oh, no! She just slightly overcooked that. She has

:06:47.:06:53.

left it into long. She pops that a bit too high. She has over rotated.

:06:54.:06:58.

That must have affected confidence. That turns out to be the best score

:06:59.:07:08.

of the night. Next up was the French competitor. The super pipe gold

:07:09.:07:17.

medallist, Martineau. Here with her mum and her daughter. Back-to-back

:07:18.:07:23.

540 40s would look how high in the transition she lands. Generates so

:07:24.:07:29.

much speed. Back-to-back flares. Good from the Frenchwoman. Ends with

:07:30.:07:35.

a big 900. What a run from her! She knows that is a good one. Number one

:07:36.:07:44.

on the bid for a reason. A huge flare. A left side there followed by

:07:45.:07:50.

a right side there. With a 900 at the bottom was getting the grab. A

:07:51.:07:58.

perfect rotation. Martineau lead going into the second rounds. Not

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everyone was finding it as easy as her.

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Next up, trying to put some pressure on Martinod. Got the bronze in

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Sochi. Starting off with a big 904 that she is a technical skier.

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Kryptonite definitely is the amplitude. Not getting as high. This

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is a nice run for the spinning in all directions. Finishing with a

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540. Look at what it means to her! What will the judges make of it?

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Start things off with the 900. The judges rewarding the risk for such a

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big trick to start with. A 720 here. Then a clean 540. Down at the

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bottom. Landing nice and solid. I think they are going to like this

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run. 89.8. First place for Onozuka. That proved too much for the rest of

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the field and Martinod fell to improve on her best run but held on

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to second place. Onozuka adds to her other win with her first World

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Championship gold medal. Next up, the men's final in Sierra Nevada.

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First to drop in will be Aaron Blunk. Known for these big

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back-to-back doubles. Into Switch double ten. A huge 900 tail grab.

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Has a tendency to land a bit flat. Then the 1260. It is a work of art.

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He knows that is a good run. A stylish rider, technical. Has a

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tendency to land that. The judges want them to land at the top of the

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transitions. This is the 1260 at the bottom with their tail grab. He puts

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it down very clean indeed. That is a solid run from the American. Look at

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that! 91.8. That will take some catching. Next to drop, the French

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skier. Goes absolutely massive this guy. A Switch double. Into a huge

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right side 900. A big 1260. Back-to-back 1260 's. Oh, absolutely

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huge! The Olympic bronze medallist from Sochi 2014. Eight gold in the

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World Championships back in 2009 can he make it a gold here? Back-to-back

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1260 's. What a run from the Frenchman. 88.4. He looks a bit

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surprised by that. So, Blunck lead from Onozuka into the next round.

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Sometimes the half-pipe as a way of bringing you back down to earth with

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a bump. The Canadian Mike Riddle next up, trying to upset the apple

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cart and getting onto the podium. Amplitude seems to be something the

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judges are loving this World Championships. Switch seven is like

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that will definitely help his cause. The rotations with the tail grab. A

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big double to finish. What a run from the Canadian! He has an Olympic

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silver medal to his name. One of the older guys on the circuit. A super

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nice style. That is what it is all about. The judges will like that. A

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little high load to his mum and dad. It is 89.6 four Mike Riddle. So, he

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jumped above Onozuka into second spot going into run-through. No one

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could topple Blunck at the top of the leaderboard. So, Rolland takes

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home the bronze and Riddle gets silver and Aaron Blunck takes his

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first World Championship title. The last event of the World Championship

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is the ski slopestyle. We have genuine medal contenders in this

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event, both men's and women's for the first up is the women. Katie

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Summerhays got a silver medal in the World Championship 's but she has

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competition and it is within the team, which is exciting. Izzy Atkins

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came first at the last World Cup of the season. I think she has taken

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inspiration from Katie at the last World Championships. Katie

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Summerhays has not made finals, such are the margins. Then the man, Jamie

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Woods is arguably the most consistent rider. He just won gold

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at the X Games. That event is not recognised by the Olympics or FIS. I

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think Woodsy is the best pound for pound float skier in the world for

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that this is the most competitive category in the World Championships.

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I am excited for this one. First up the women's final and in difficult

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conditions. Only two riders managed a clean first run. Devon Logan and

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Izzy Atkin. A stylish run saw the 18-year-old move into second place.

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The rest of the field found it tough going with the French skier showing

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how difficult it was to judge the course. She will be hoping to get a

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handle on it in run two. Big young French skier. A big five. She

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crashed on it last time. A switch 540. It is the switch seven. Trying

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to scrub a little bit of speed. A Switch five. Just caught the

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knuckle. Now the left side. 720. This is a really tidy round from the

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first place qualifier. A big 450 out.

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Oh, there we go! Ladies and gentlemen, that is what she wanted

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first time around. From France, tests with that run. In my opinion

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she has gone into first place. Everything was really tidy, apart

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from that one, as I said it. The 450 out was lovely on the A-frame. For

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me, she had control. 85.6. We have a new leader. The Swede for her third

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and final round at the world champs. She is flying into this first jump.

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A big super Cork 720. Fully upside down on that, followed by a left

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side 540. Now Emma Dahlstrom. She has tackled

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the house. She has bested it. A former Olympian is Emma Dahlstrom.

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She does have a winter X Games gold medal back in Aspen. Oh, 83.8. Look

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at that! Second place. Izzy Atkin from Great Britain,

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qualified in third. She has topped the podium already this season at

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the World Cup. She has got it all to do in this third and final run. With

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a very nice silky start things off. Followed by the opposite 720. So,

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spinning in both directions. A really nice 450 out. Coming in

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switch. Switch seven. Really tidy run.

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This is looking very good indeed from Izzy Atkin. And she claims it.

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I don't want to get too ahead of myself but that was definitely her

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best run. She has done. She needs to best and 82.6 to get third full if

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she wants to get onto the top spot of the podium she needs 85.6 or

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higher. An anxious wait for that she is hoping and we are hoping. Look at

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that! 83.2. Izzy Atkin currently sits in third place. It is an

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anxious wait now. This is the Swiss skier. She is currently out of the

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top three. It is only heard that can not Isabel Atkin of the podium. --

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only her that can knock. Switch five. Very tidy. Very fast out of

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the flat bar. 900. She is down and gone. She has dropped a ski. She is

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absolutely gutted. Well, ladies and gents, it does mean that Great

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Britain is guaranteed a bronze medal. So, there we go. Tess Ledeux

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from France goes home the world champion in ladies slopestyle with

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Emma Dahlstrom collecting silver and Isabel Atkin of Great Britain

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getting the bronze. I was nervous thinking about my tricks and what I

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needed to do to improve. I knew I had them all. I just needed to clean

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them up. In the men's competition, the early pace was set by the Swede.

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The best run was from James Woods. Sheffield's finest made it look

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really easy. Run to was littered with mistakes. James Woods for Great

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Britain looking to improve on his lead. Huge. A massive switch 1080.

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Into switch 99. Opens up to slow the rotation down. This boy knows where

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he is in the air at any point. A little loose on the trip. That is on

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point. -- the triple. Absolutely huge from Woodsy. The style on that.

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Just to stall at mid-spindles his legs stay in the same position. One

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of the few skiers to hit the high bar. I don't know if it is an

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improvement that it is a solid run. -- but it is a solid run. The triple

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Cork. Oh, he has improved! 90.4. McRae Williams. We like him. He is a

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good dude. Huge! A big 99. A Switch double. Ten. Into this flat bar.

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Really nice from McRae Williams. He just needs a few... Oh, goodness me!

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1260, was it? And then the 450 out from the flat bar. This is looking

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good. A solid run for McRae Williams. 70 points in his first run

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and a definite improvement. A cheeky little mystique off there. I think

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it will be a podium. Second place. The nemesis for many of the riders

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proved to be the house at the bottom of the course. Some dealt with

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disappointment more gracefully than others. The gold medal for the

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biggest tantrum of these championships!

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So, the man from Colorado, Kenworthy. The switch double ten.

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Really nice. Flying off the flat bar. Of the huge

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rocket rail. And now a double Cork 12 into the

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flat bar. This is looking very tidy from gas Kenworthy. Careful on this

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one! So smooth. He made that look effortless. My barometer for schools

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and judges more often than not is to look at the riders. -- schools. If

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they celebrate and know it is a good run, you know it is a good run. Is

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it enough a second, or is it enough for third? Oh, my goodness! An

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absolutely huge score. 91.8. Kenworthy, straight into the lead.

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Great Britain's James Woods next to drop. 98.4 and he is chasing a 91.8.

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What can he do, the man from Sheffield, on his third and final

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run. That is the biggest ten eight we have seen all afternoon. There is

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the double 900. A huge triple. His head nearly came

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off. I am holding my breath between every single run. Oh, the jumps were

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absolutely faultless. Oh, no! He had to bring allot of speed into that.

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He needed to clear that and hit the transition. He caught the nose of

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his ski there. I think that, right there, would have been a gold medal

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run. Still sitting in silver position. From the US of A, McRae

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Williams. Bringing a lot of speed into this first jump, as he throws

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the double 900, straight to the flats. A switch 1080.

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Again, we see that cheeky little slip of the end of the flat bar from

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McRae. There is a triple. Oh, it was absolutely seamless! He did not land

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that, the ground came up to meet him. Oh, he could see -- we could

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see a change on the podium here. Solid, solid from McRae Williams.

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There is one, two, three. Triple 1440. 93.4. Look at that! And pushes

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Kenworthy down into silver. James Woods is now down into bronze. James

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Woods now has a very nervous wait at the bottom. Now for the final run of

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the slopestyle World Championships. Starts off very nicely. The switch

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double Cork 1080. It is looking very tidy indeed. The

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1260. Now... ABM from Canada needs to get through these rails

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unscathed. He is looking very tidy. Oh, no! Oh, and he has been undone

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by the house. So, McRae Williams takes the gold with his compatriot

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Kenworthy taking silver. Great Britain win their second medal of

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the championships with James Woods taking the bronze. I am really

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happy. I got on medal at the World Championship Samak is huge was

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really happy. Iggy pop doing fantastic. Everyone doing brilliant.

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I think we all did really well, considering the conditions as well.

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Performance wise, I could not be more proud, to be honest. That is

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it. The World Freestyle Championships are done. It has been

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a case of both highs and lows with special moments to savour and

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special riding across Sierra Nevada. Excitement and expectation levels

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are rising ahead of the Winter Olympics. Our build-up will take

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place before the games with the return of Ski Sunday. We will see

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you then.

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Ed Leigh and Jenny Jones present highlights of the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships from Sierra Nevada in Spain.