Kirsty Muir Wins World Cup Silver for GB
20th March 2021
Last modified on May 20th, 2021
The 16-year-old is the new star of GB Park & Pipe. She’s picked up her first World Cup medal, coming second in the ski slopestyle at Aspen in Colorado. It’s only her fourth World Cup competition.
The teenager from Aberdeen has been getting better and better.
At the World Championships in Aspen she was the only British female to get through to the 8-woman slopestyle final and finished an impressive 6th.
She followed that up with 11th place in the big air.
Now, just days later she has produced a stunning result in a World Cup slopestyle over the same course on Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain.
With the best of three runs counting, Muir scored highest in her second run, scoring 81 points.
It was enough not just for a podium but for the silver medal behind Tess Ledeux of France (83.90)
The bronze went to Anastasia Tatalina of Russia (78.55).
Muir was the youngest skier in Saturday’s final and this was only her fourth World Cup start.
“Today was incredible!!! 2nd place at the US Grand Prix World Cup!!! My first World Cup final, podium and first landed dub 12 in comp!!! Thanks to everyone for the love and support!” she said on Facebook.
She has shot up to third place in the overall slopestyle standings with one event to go in Silvaplana, Switzerland, next week.
Muir is a double Junior World Champion from 2019 and she has a silver medal from the 2020 Youth Olympics.
We identified her as one to watch back in April 2018 when she was just 13 and we watched her compete at the British Snowboard & Freeski Championships, the BRITS in Laax.
We caught up with her a year later by which time she had already won three Europa Cup medals.
In the last week she has shown that she is more than ready to compete – and beat – the world’s best freestyle skiers.
We are sure there is much more to come.
Congratulations Kirsty Muir from all of us at PlanetSKI.