McRae Williams (USA) and the 15-year-old Tess Ledeux (FRA) claim in Sierra Nevada last World Championship golds in slopestyle (FS)
The North American wins in the World Championships he helped to promote two years ago in a sunset photo shoot in Sierra Nevada's big air.
The North American McRae Williams won today the slopestyle gold medal in the World Championships 2017. Williams helped to promote these Championships two years ago with a photo and a video shoot in a big air jump built at the Laguna de las Yeguas.
In the adjacent valley to the Laguna de las Yeguas, the Loma de Dílar, Williams was the best rider of the slopestyle discipline in Sierra Nevada 2017. The course was composed of a line of six jump platforms and modules crowned by an “Andalusian village”, which had to be avoided before arriving to the finish line, and whose difficulty was a serious obstacle for the riders.
The discipline that culminated the 2017 FIS Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships did not disappoint fans at all. A lot of spectators gathered at the finish line of the Montebajo Snow Park in a sunny morning. There, Williams made the most of his last run, since he was already bronze medalist before his last attempt. Williams delighted the attendees with each trick and raised his final score to 93.80 points to win the last gold medal of the Championships. Silver medalist was the also North American Gus Kenworthy (91.80) and the third position was for the British James Wood 90.40. Honour podium was completed with Henrik Harlaut (SWE 87.80) and Antoine Adelisse (FRA 86.80).
Some minutes before, the ladies' race concluded. The final was dominated since the second run by the 15-year-old teen sensation Tess Ledeux (FRA 85.60). Her tricks and figures during her ride were worth the best score of the judges. Silver and bronze medalist were Emma Dahlstrom (SWE 83.80) and Isabel Atkin (SUI, 83.20), both of them achieving their best runs in the last attempt. Honour places were for Sarah Hoefflin (SUI, 82.60) and Mathilde Gremaud (80.80), forth and fifth finalists out of eight riders.