British Slopestyle Ski Championships Results & Review 2019
TOM & AMY DOUBLE DOWN AT THE BRITS
Tom Greenway and Amy Clayton have capped off perfect weeks in Laax by winning ski slopestyle gold today at The BRITS.
The pair swept to big air glory in a weather-affected competition on Wednesday, and after the cancellation of halfpipe yesterday both were back in action and on top of the slopestyle podium.
In the ladies’ event, 14-year-old Amy Clayton produced a 98-point final run and marked herself as a star of the future on a course reduced due to the conditions.
“It was really fun actually,” said Clayton. “It was so smooth up there. The view from the top was amazing with the low cloud – it was great.
“I was slightly relieved when I found out it was only the top rail and two kickers, but nevertheless it was still fun.”
The men’s competition was always going to be the highlight with some of Britain’s best going head-to-head.
With Tom Greenway and Chris McCormick earning two of the highest scores in qualifying, it was clear that the pair would be locking horns to see who claimed the gold.
McCormick’s best run featured a 270-on pretzel-270 off, nollie 3, cork 9 with Cuban grab and a switch 7 safety, however it would only be good enough for second place on the day.
Greenway – who emulated McCormick’s 2018 performance by taking the big air-slopestyle double - threw switch tails 270-on 270 off followed by a hand drag 3, left double 12 safety and finished it off with a switch dub 9 safety to earn a commanding 94 point score and a safe margin of victory.
“It was so good to throw down the tricks I wanted to do against some hard competition,” said Greenway. “I crashed first run in finals so it was a lot of pressure in the second so I was happy to walk away with the win.”
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