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Junior World Championships in Big Air and Slopestyle conclude amidst challenging weather in Livigno


Apr 2, 2024

Winter continues to hold a firm grip on the European Alps, despite the calendar officially turning over to spring almost two weeks ago. This has led to unfavorable conditions for late-season competitions taking place in the region following the end of the World Cup season. One of the events affected by this inclement weather was the Livigno 2024 FIS Park & Pipe Junior World Championships for slopestyle and big air.

The competitions in Livigno saw some harsh weather conditions throughout the week, culminating in the cancellation of the big air finals on Saturday due to unsafe competition conditions. However, most of the scheduled competitions were able to award results, with slopestyle finals taking place on Wednesday. Snowboard big air podiums were awarded based on qualification results from earlier rounds, and women’s freeski big air finals were able to be held in full.

Unfortunately, the men’s freeski big air competition could not be completed due to the weather preventing any phases of the competition from taking place. In the snowboarding events, Laura Zaveska of Czechia claimed the gold medal in the slopestyle competition, followed by Yura Murase of Japan with silver and Rebecca Flynn of the USA with bronze. In the men’s slopestyle event, Brooklyn Depriest of the USA took home the gold medal, with Romain Allemand of France securing silver and Rocco Jamieson of New Zealand earning bronze.

Despite the challenges posed by the lingering winter conditions in the European Alps, the Livigno 2024 FIS Park & Pipe Junior World Championships were able to showcase the talent and determination of the competitors who braved the elements to compete in the prestigious event.

By editor

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