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GB Snowsport has announced its squad for the World Championships which begin in Utah this week.



The 2019 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Championships take place in Park City, Utah from 31st January to 10th February.

The British squad includes two reigning World Championship medallists, a reigning Junior World Champion, four World Cup winners, two X-Games medallists, an Olympic medallist, six Olympians and four sets of siblings.

Freeskiers Izzy Atkin and James Woods both picked up bronze medals in slopestyle at the 2017 World Championships in Spain and head to Utah on the back of strong recent performances at the X-Games in Colorado last weekend.

Woodsy won the bronze in the big air and Atkin was 5th in the slopestyle.

James WoodsWoodsy wins bronze in big air at X Games 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atkin and Woods will compete in their respective slopestyle and big air events alongside Chris McCormick who is taking part in his first World Championships.

Izzy's younger sister Zoe Atkin will compete in the ladies' ski halfpipe and Sam Ward will ski the men's halfpipe.

Chris's older brother Matt McCormick will also be in Park City competing in snowboard slopestyle and big air alongside 2018 Olympian Rowan Coultas.

Two-time Olympic snowboarder Jamie Nicholls will compete in snowboard slopestyle.

Aside from the park and pipe disciplines, GB is sending a strong team in ski cross, snowboard cross and moguls.

Charlotte Bankes (snowboard cross) will compete at her first World Championships in British colours since transferring from France earlier this season.

Charlotte BankesCharlotte Bankes - photo FIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 2017 medallist in the team event, Bankes is chasing her first individual World Championships medal at the World Championships and is in good form following a World Cup podium and three Europa Cup victories.

Junior World Champion Ollie Davies scored his best World Cup result at the weekend and is the only GB male ski cross competitor at the World Championships.

Junior World Championships Ski X PodiumOllie Davies is Junior World Champion - photo Neil Kerr, Winter Games NZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Peters and 2018 Olympian Emily Sarsfield are in the ladies' event.

Two more sets of siblings will feature in the moguls events: Thomas and Makayla Gerken Schofield and Wil and Max Willis.

They will also be joined in the individual and dual moguls by Will Feneley who made his World Cup debut last weekend.

Will FeneleyWill Feneley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The World Championships will be broadcast by BBC on the red button, connected TV, iPlayer from this Friday.

2019 WORLD FREESTYLE SKIING & SNOWBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (GB athlete events only)

Thu 31 January: Snowboard Cross qualifying (Charlotte Bankes)

Fri 1 February: Snowboard Cross final (if qualified: Charlotte Bankes)

Fri 1 February: Ski Cross qualifying (Ollie Davies; Emma Peters, Emily Sarsfield)

Sat 2 February: Ski Big Air qualifying and final (Chris McCormick, James Woods; Izzy Atkin)

Sat 2 February: Ski Cross finals (if qualified: Ollie Davies; Emma Peters, Emily Sarsfield)

Tue 5 February: Ski Slopestyle qualifying (Chris McCormick, James Woods; Izzy Atkin)

Tue 5 February: Snowboard Big Air qualifying and final (Rowan Coultas, Matt McCormick)

Wed 6 February: Ski Slopestyle final (if qualified: Chris McCormick, James Woods; Izzy Atkin)

Thu 7 February: Ski Halfpipe qualifying (Sam Ward; Zoe Atkin)

Fri 8 February: Moguls (Thomas Gerken Schofield, Will Feneley, Max Willis, Wil Willis; Makayla Gerken Schofield)

Sat 9 February: Dual Moguls (Thomas Gerken Schofield, Will Feneley, Max Willis, Wil Willis; Makayla Gerken Schofield)

Sat 9 February: Ski Halfpipe final (if qualified: Sam Ward; Zoe Atkin)

Sat 9 February: Snowboard Slopestyle qualifying (Rowan Coultas, Matt McCormick, Jamie Nicholls)

Sun 10 February: Snowboard Slopestyle final (if qualified: Rowan Coultas, Matt McCormick, Jamie Nicholls)

** dates subject to change due to weather; follow FIS social media for schedule changes

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