FULLER CRASHES OUT OF BIG AIR FINAL CONTENTION

Team GB snowboarder Aimee Fuller failed to reach the Big Air final as the event made its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang.

Having finished 17th in the ladies’ slopestyle last week, Fuller was one of 26 riders looking to reach Friday’s 12-woman final in the Big Air.

In her first of two qualifying runs, the 26-year-old was unable to land the jump, scoring 25.00 to leave her second last.

Needing an improved second run to qualify, the Briton came up short on her second rotation, digging her snowboard into the ground (pictures below) before sliding down the slope and out of the running.

“That was pretty brutal – just gutting really. I got it really good in training, so I was like yeah, this is the one, but not meant to be,” Fuller told Eurosport.

“I gave it everything. On that last one I thought I was going big, but it just didn’t work for me unfortunately.”

Anna Gasser proved she will be the woman to beat in the final, with the Austrian posting a mammoth 98.00 in her second run. Japanese duo Yuka Fujimori and Reira Iwabuchi also impressed, scoring 94.25 and 92.75 to come second and third respectively.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *