Silver for Kirsty Muir at YOG!
Earlier on in January, Scottish freestyle skier Kirsty Muir won the silver medal in the Big Air at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne! Kirsty (15) finished just 1.25 points behind the gold medal winner from China, Ailing Eileen Gu, delivering three very impressive runs to score 170.00.
Kirsty told the BBC, “I’m super excited and really pleased with what I put down today.” According to sources at the event, many of the athletes found the sunny conditions and melting snow difficult to combat, but Kirsty managed to battle through and gain herself a medal.
Days before, Kirsty also finished in fourth place in the Ski Slopestyle final, which was another fantastic achievement.
Massive congratulations Kirsty from all us at Snowsport Scotland and beyond!
Photo cred – Sam Mellish