Zoi Sadowski-Synnott made history in Park City, USA, over the weekend. In a first for New Zealand, the 17-year-old has claimed the FIS World Championship title in women’s snowboard slopestyle.
Sadowski-Synnott was the top scorer in February 10’s qualifying rounds with an impressive 91.75 points from a possible 100. The following day’s finals had to be cancelled due to bad weather and under international competition rules the qualifying results count as a final result.
The world championships have been hampered by bad weather this season, with Sadowski-Synnott missing out on the opportunity to compete in the women’s snowboard big air when that event also had to be cancelled.
Sadowski-Synnott was the silver medallist at the 2017 World Championships and signalled that she was on track for a top result at the 2019 World Championships when she claimed X Games gold medal in snowboard slopestyle and silver in snowboard big air last month.
Silje Norendal (NOR) claimed World Champs silver and the USA’s Jamie Anderson took home the bronze medal.