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Izzy Atkin takes silver in the women's Ski Slopestyle and James Woods bronze in the ski Big Air. Check out how other GB athletes did too. UPDATED





It was a great performance from both athletes with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics just weeks away.

Izzy Atkin took the silver medal in Women’s Ski Slopestyle, Saturday afternoon at X Games Aspen 2018.

See her run below:


And Woodsy made the podium too. 

Woodsy on the podiumWoodsy on the podium


"Today was next level crazy here in Aspen!! 2nd place in X-Games womens slopestyle for Isabel Atkin and a 3rd for James 'Woodsy' Woods in Big air and we still have mens Slope finals tomorrow. Thanks for the incredible support," said head coach Pat Sharples on Saturday.

And on Sunday Woodsy almost added to that in the slopestyle finals, but was pushed from second to fourth on the final run, less than two points from the top step of the podium.

It is the third year in a row that Woods has finished fourth in the event at the Aspen X-Games.

Elsewhere, Jasmin Taylor continued her phenomenal run on the Telemark World Cup circuit, Dave Ryding prepares for his last pre-Olympics race and our best up and coming alpine and cross country skiers are in action at the Under 23 and Junior World Championships.

FIS Alpine World Cup, Lenzerheide SUI - Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 January FIS Alpine World Cup, Stockholm SWE - Tuesday 30 January

Delancey British Alpine skiers Dave Ryding and Alex Tilley have raced in their final World Cup competitions this week ahead of the Winter Olympics.

Tilley unfortunately had troubles at Lenzerheide where she failed to finish the first run in both Saturday's giant slalom and Sunday's slalom.

On Tuesday Ryding took part under the floodlights in the City Event in Stockholm, a head-to-head parallel slalom format which he has performed well in recently.

Unfortunately, he did not progress through the first round, going out over the two runs to the Swede Mattias Hargin.

He finished in a tie for ninth place earning his fifth Top 10 of the season.

Last year at this event he finished fourth, and he achieved the same result on New Year's Day in Oslo where he eliminated world number one Marcel Hirscher in the quarter-finals.

FIS Telemark World Cup, Sugarbush Resort USA - Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 January

Last week Jasmin Taylor notched her first World Cup victory and it took her just four days to double her tally when she won the opening classic event at Sugarbush Resort.

The 24-year-old was a class above the rest of the field, finishing almost three seconds ahead of second-placed Argeline tan Bouquet (FRA) and Simon Oehrli (SUI), third.

On Thursday she then notched her 17th career World Cup podium when she was third in the second classic race before finishing just off the podium (fourth) in Friday's sprint.

Taylor (17) has now moved past Mike Nemesvary (16) into second place on Britain's list of all-time World Cup podiums.

Freestyle skier Jilly Curry remains on top with 29 top three finishes between 1987 and 1994.

FIS Nordic Junior & Under 23 World Championships, Goms SUI - Sunday 28 January to Friday 3 February

FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships, Davos SUI - Monday 29 January to Thursday 8 February

Britain's stars of the future are in Switzerland this week at the Junior World Championships of alpine and cross country skiing.

James Clugnet, 21, took his great form from the Dresden World Cup to Goms where he finished 13th in the U23 sprint prologue to qualify for the knockout stage.

Unfortunately, he missed out on the final place in the semi-finals by the narrowest of margins - 0.01 seconds - to finish 13th overall.

Nichole Bathe finished 39th in the women's U23 sprint event, while on Sunday Hamish Wolfe was 86th in the Junior sprint.

Over the coming week, the team - which also includes Oliver Newman in the junior events - will take part in the 10km (junior men and U23 ladies) and 15km classic (U23 men) races as well as the skiathlon.

In Davos, nine British athletes will be taking part in the alpine Junior World Championships.

Jess Anderson, Victoria Palla and Abi Bruce will compete in the female giant slalom and slalom, Honor Clissold will be in the giant slalom and Ella Still in the slalom.

Iain Innes has the busiest schedule of anyone competing in the male giant slalom, slalom, super G, downhill and alpine combined.

Will Beney, Zak Vinter and Robert Poth are each competing in the giant slalom and slalom.

Anderson, Palla, Vinter and Poth will also compete in the Team Event. 

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