Britain’s Katie Ormerod has taken the bronze in the Laax Open today, in her first competition after returning from injury.
Ahead of the finals, Ormerod posted, “Super happy to qualify into Friday’s finals …Thanks Laax for creating such an epic and fun course!”
Julia Marino from the US set the bar high with an incredible first run including a Backside 900 Melon, a Cab Double Underflip Mute and a Frontside 720 Mute on the kicker line which earned her 81,30 points. None of the other finalists was able to get close to her score. Reira Iwabuchi from Japan took second place.
? What a return to Slopestyle contests by Katie Ormerod !Katie-O puts it down in the Laax Open Final, to take the final step on the podium!#GoBeyond #GBSnowboard #LaaxOpen
Posted by GB Snowsport on Friday, 17 January 2020
“The weather played along another day putting smiles on all faces while witnessing today’s Snowboard action in the innovative course for the highly anticipated Slopestyle finals in LAAX,” a Laax spokesperson commented.