World Championships Gold for GB Snowboard Cross Team


Snowboarders Charlotte Bankes and Huw Nightingale are Great Britain’s latest World Champions.  It’s the second gold for GB at the Freestyle World Championships in Georgia. BREAKING NEWS

Charlotte Bankes put the disappointment of failing to defend her individual Snowboard Cross world title on Wednesday to take team gold with Huw Nightingale 24 hours later.

One of the hot favourites for the women’s event, Bankes crashed out in the first round.

No such bad luck when she teamed up with Huw Nightingale for the mixed team event.

They took the title ahead of runners-up, Austria’s Jakob Dusek and Pia Zerkhold, and Merlin Surget and Chloe Trespeuch of France who took the bronze medal.

It is a sensational result for the pair.

It comes three days after GB’s first gold at the Freestyle World Championships in Bakuriani, also in snowboarding.

Mia Brookes, the 16-year-old sensation, made sporting history when she won the Snowboard Slopestyle title.

It’s continuing to be a record-breaking season for GB Snowsport athletes.

We’ll be updating this report shortly so do check back.

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