Brother and Sister duo medal in Freestyle Ski Slopestyle competition
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Granada, Spain – The Slopestyle competition held in Snowpark Sulayr of Loma de Dílar, Sierra Nevada featured some of the best skiers from around the world. USA Team capitalized on perfect conditions and spectacular runs to bring three more medals home for the United States.
With three tricks, ‘switch 540 screaming seamen’, ‘cork 900 truck driver’ and ‘switch right side 900 mute’, Fabian Braitsch reached the top on the podium. It has not been the first gold that the Austrian has gained, since he already got the Gold in the European Cup in Brand last year. The rest of the podium on the Men’s side with filled with Amercians as Broby Leeds captured the Silver and teammate Cody Potter snagged the Bronze.
In the female category, Brooke Potter has achieved the first place on the podium after having performed a ‘switch 180′, a ‘360’, different ‘grabs’ in the third module and 270 out off-axis. The USA has stated that she got very nervous after the fall of her colleague, but it has not stopped her for winning the gold. ‘I love Sierra Nevada, I wish to come back´. The freestyler is also happy for his brother Cody, who reached the third position in the same discipline. Alexis Keeney who had the best score in the qualification rounds suffered a knee injury going into the finals. Keeney tried to fight through the pain for one run in the finals but fell on the first jump and was unable to finish.
MALE FINAL RANKING:
1.- Fabian Braitsch (AUT) 81.83
2.- Broby Leeds (USA) 78.00
3.- Cody Potter (USA) 75.33
10.- John Leonard (USA) 65.50
FEMALE FINAL RANKING:
1.- Brooke Potter (USA) 73.16
2.- Zuzana Stromkova (SVK) 69.83
3.- Stefanie Moessler (AUT) 58.00
5. – Alexis Keeney (USA) 9.83 (injury)