27 March 2019
Pick plucks another World Championship silver
Owen Pick hit the high notes once again as he sealed a second successive World Para Snowboard Championship silver in Finland.
In 2017, the former solider, who would go on to be ParalympicsGB’s flagbearer at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games, enjoyed a career-high as he finished second in the men’s banked slalom SB-LL2 category in Canada – and the 27-year-old has pulled it out of the bag again.
At the 2019 Championships in Pyha, Finland, Pick, who was GB’s sole representative, was second on the rostrum once again.
Owen Pick was Great Britain's flagbearer at PyeongChang 2018
The Cambridge native, who also won two World Cup bronze medals in La Molina earlier this month, set the second-fastest time (50.35) with his first run, breathing down the neck of Sun Qi, who came home in 49.95.
While Sun was unable to break the 50-second barrier in his second heat, crossing the line in 50.50, Pick did improve, posting a time of 50.13, with the Chinese snowboarder’s opening effort taking him to the world title.
Meanwhile, Pick finished more than a second ahead of third-placed Shinji Tabuchi (51.16) of Japan, underlining his impressive World Championship pedigree.
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