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GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE FOR GB AT DEW TOUR

It’s the full set of medals for British athletes competing at the prestigious Dew Tour in Colorado.  They’re on the podium in both para snowboard and freestyle skiing.

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Top honours go to para-snowboarder Owen Pick (centre, main photo above).

He won the gold medal in the adaptive banked slalom.

It’s the first time a British athlete has topped the podium at the Dew Tour.

GB Snowsport’s newest athlete, Gus Kenworthy, picked up his first individual podium place competing under the British flag.

The 28-year-old Olympic medallist, who changed allegiance from the USA to GB in December, won silver in the men’s modified pipe event.

Gus Kenworthy (l) takes silver at the Dew Tour 2020

Gus Kenworthy (left) takes silver at the Dew Tour 2020

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Here’s Kenworthy’s medal-winning run, which scored him 92.66 points:

Dew Tour Modified Pipe 2020

My 2nd place run from today's Dew Tour modified pipe event! 92.66????

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It was a bronze for Utah-based Zoe Atkin.

The 17-year-old picked up the final podium place in the women’s modified pipe.

Zoe Atkin (right) bronze at Dew Tour 2020

Zoe Atkin (right) bronze at Dew Tour 2020

Atkin is having a great season

She won a World Cup competition for the first time – also at Copper Mountain – at the start of the winter.

The Dew Tour, which took place in Copper Mountain, is an annual competition which is independently run and not a World Cup event.

It attracts the best skiers and snowboarders in the world and getting on the podium is a big deal.

Away from the Dew Tour, there was success too for freestyle skier Katie Summerhayes.

She topped the podium in the Big Air and was second in Slopestyle at the Rev Tour at Mammoth Mountain in California.

Katie Summerhayes triumphs at Rev Tour 2020

Katie Summerhayes tops the podium at Rev Tour 2020

The competition is organised by US Ski & Snowboard and is a Nor-Am Cup event.

It is aimed mainly at those working their way up to elite level rather than established skiers and snowboarders.

But Summerhayes is coming back after a long injury lay-off and it’s great to see her picking up a confidence-boosting win and a runner-up spot.

Since returning to action this season she has finished  9th and a 6th  in two World Cup slopestyle competitions.

Finally, and perhaps not surprisingly, telemarker Jasmin Taylor collected another medal.

Britain’s most successful skier in history won bronze in the World Cup sprint at Rjukan in Norway.

Jasmin Taylor 3rd World Cup sprint Rjukan Feb 2020

Jasmin Taylor (right) is 3rd in Rjukan

It’s almost no longer news when Taylor wins a medal.

She now has a staggering 32 World Cup podiums.

Among the other British snowsport athletes in action over the last few days was Dave Ryding.

The PlanetSKI editor James Cove was, once again, slopeside to watch him and the rest of the world’s best slalom racers.

Slopeside at Chamonix World Cup

Slopeside at Chamonix World Cup

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