GB Wins Gold & Silver at X Games
26th January 2024
Last modified on February 16th, 2024
Mia Brookes wins snowboard slopestyle at X Games with a silver from Zoe Atkin. There are currently huge GB results across many snowsport disciplines in what is turning into a bit of a golden era.
We start with news of the latest success from Aspen in Colorado as GB’s Zoe Atkin takes the silver in the ski superpipe.
Atkin won gold in the event last year.
She wrote on social media that she was “crying happy tears”, despite missing out on a second X Games title.
“So happy to snag second and back-to-back podiums at the X Games.”
“Finally feel super proud of my comp [competitive] skiing and a lot more confident on my skis.”
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It follows on from the X Games gold of Mia Brookes.
She has just turned 17-years old and was the youngest competitor in the field.
She held her lead in all three rounds – the best score of the three counts.
- Mia’s second run, finishing with a Cab 12, was enough to propel her into first place in an eight-strong field of invited riders.
- Mia’s third run also saw her land the Cab 1440, though her second run remained the highest scoring of the competition.
- 2024 marks Mia’s second invitation to X Games, and her first time on the podium.
And here’s her run:
— Team GB (@TeamGB) January 27, 2024
MIA BROOKES: X Games 2024 Slopestyle Gold Medallist 🤯🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/llaSllvA0d
— GB Snowsport (@GBSnowsport) January 26, 2024
Mia Brookes recently won the accolade of BBC Young sports personality of the year
Brookes started snowboarding at 18-months old and she made her debut at World Cup level in October 2022.
She finished in the top five in all four 2023 big air World Cup competitions.
It crowns an amazing past week for GB’s snowsports athletes.
Last Sunday there were three British slalom skiers in the Top 20 in Kitzbuehel.
PlanetSKI’s Jane Peel caught up with Dave a few days later after the night slalom in Schladming:
Then 16-year old Zak Carrick-Smith won two golds and a silver at the Youth Olympic Games in South Korea.
The achievement and hope for the future should not be underestimated.
If you are a fan of GB snowsports this is turning into a bit of a golden era with much promise of things to come.
Great Britain’s four-man bobsleigh team has won their first medal of the season with a bronze at the World Cup in Lillehammer, Norway.
Brad Hall, Leon Greenwood, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett secured a podium finish behind a German one-two.
It was only GB pilot Hall’s third World Cup appearance of the season after recovering from a back injury that required surgery in October last year.
Your favourite bobsleigh team are back on the podium!
— Team GB (@TeamGB) January 28, 2024
Here’s an update on the BBC:
“To come out here and win a medal is fantastic,” said 33-year old Brad Hall.
“We weren’t prepared for this race in four-man, we had problems with the sled and our brakeman Greg struggled with Achilles problems.
“But it’s a great position to be in a month away from World Championships.”
Gerg Cackett added: “We’re over the moon to be back in the top three – that’s where we feel we belong.”
The second British four-man team finished 17th on their World Cup debut.
Earlier in the day, Adele Nicoll and Kya Placide finished 11th in the women’s bobsleigh, with Nikki McSweeney and Willa Gibb 14th.
The next World Cup meeting is in Sigulda, Latvia, on 2nd and 3rd February.
The World Championships take place in Winterberg, Germany, between 24th February and 3rd March.
More to follow folks….