Snowboarder Annika Morgan has reached a strong eighth place in Beijing in Beijing. The 19-year-old Mittenwald convinced at her Olympia debut in the final on Sunday morning (local time) with 64.13 points.
After a total of three passengers in Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, the New Zoietin Zoi Sadowski-Synott (92.88 points) won before Julia Marino (USA / 87.68) and Tess Coady (Australia / 84,15).
Morgan had already laid their best run at the beginning. In the last two passes she crashed. Nevertheless, she landed from the US from the two Olympic champion Jamie Anderson. Sadowski-Synnott secured the first gold medal in the history of the Olympic Winter Games with a spectacular last run of New Zealand.
For Snowboard Germany, on the other hand, there were no medal at the first of a total of eleven decisions in Zhangjiakou and Beijing. From February 14, Morgan also starts in the Big-Air Competition in Shougang. “I’m so happy, I can not complain,” she said after the finale, “It’s so much fun, I would like to continue.”
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The slopestyle competition in which the athletes must overcome obstacles and show spectacular tricks and jumps, has only been Olympic since 2014. Already on Saturday, Morgan had taken care of the final for a German premiere in this discipline.