4 March 2020
Owen the Pick of the bunch in La Molina
It was a successful day for British para-snowboarder Owen Pick, as he took two gold medals in the inaugural Dual Banked Paralympic Snowboarding event in La Molina.
After the weather conditions in Spain forced the event to be postponed by 24 hours, Pick finally got the chance to shine in the SB-LL2 class on Tuesday.
The 2018 Paralympian adapted best to the conditions and took top spot ahead of Ben Tudhope of Australia, with Argentinian rider Carlos Codina Thomatis picking up his first ever World Cup medal in third.
There was also British success in the men’s SB-UL class, with James Barnes-Miller claiming silver after going down in the final to Italy’s Jacopo Luchini, while Mikhail Slinkin took bronze in Spain.
After a competitive day of action on the slopes, things look promising for the dual banked event, with the competition format currently under study to see if it will be included in the 2022 Beijing Paralympics.
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