April 21, 2024 11:25 pm
Junior World Championships conclude in Livigno amidst challenging weather for Big Air and Slopestyle events

Despite the calendar turning to spring almost two weeks ago, winter has continued to hold on tight in the European Alps. This has resulted in some rough weather conditions that have impacted late-season competitions scheduled in the region after the conclusion of the World Cup season. One such event that was affected was the Livigno 2024 FIS Park & Pipe Junior World Championships for slopestyle and big air.

The competition faced a tough week with inclement weather conditions, culminating in the cancellation of the big air finals on Saturday due to safety concerns. However, results were still awarded in most of the competitions that were part of the championships. The slopestyle finals took place as scheduled on Wednesday while snowboard big air podiums were determined based on qualification results leading up to the cancelled finals session on Saturday. Unfortunately, women’s freeski big air competition had to be scrapped entirely due to weather conditions, but men’s freeski big air competition went ahead as planned.

In snowboarding events, Laura Zaveska from Czechia secured gold medal in slopestyle while Yura Murase from Japan earned silver. Rebecca Flynn from USA took home bronze medal in this category. In men’s slopestyle competition, Brooklyn Depriest from USA claimed gold medal followed by Romain Allemand from France with silver and Rocco Jamieson from New Zealand securing bronze medal. Despite these challenges posed by weather, athletes displayed their skills and determination in facing adversity.

Overall, it’s clear that even though we are into spring now, winter still holds a strong grip over parts of Europe and can cause significant disruptions to sporting events held during this time of year.

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