Skiing: Woods wins again to reach Sochi
Sunday 13 January 2013
Great Britain's James Woods has won his second straight ski slopestyle World Cup event in the latest round in Colorado.
Woods, 20 took the honours with a best score of 93.4 to repeat his success from the season's opening World Cup event in Argentina in September. Fellow Briton Billy Morgan came fifth in his first World Cup snowboard slopestyle competition.
The competition at Copper Mountain was a qualifier for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Sochi Games will be the first to feature slopestyle, a skiing and snowboarding discipline where competitors are judged on tricks they perform on jump ramps, rails and boxes.
Woods' latest win, where he finished ahead of Australia's Russell Henshaw and Canada's Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, has effectively clinched him a place at Sochi.
The third round of the World Cup will take place in Switzerland next month.
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