Aimee Fuller misses Olympic final

Published Sunday, 09 February 2014
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Bangor-based snowboarder Aimee Fuller has missed out on the final of the Winter Olympics slopestyle event.

Aimee Fuller misses Olympic final
Aimee Fuller competes in the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Semifinals on Sunday. (© Getty)

Fuller twice failed to land properly after trying a double backflip, with her first attempt a particularly nasty-looking fall.

But the 22-year-old admitted she was determined not to hold back and has no regrets.

"I laid all my cards down on the table, went for it, didn't quite work out today but I thought I might as well go big or go home," she said.

"After all it's the Olympics, the biggest contest on earth, so I'm pleased I went for it really.

"I'm going to walk away happy and have enjoyed my Olympic experience so far."

British snowboarder Jenny Jones, however, made it into the slopestyle final. Jones' first score of 82.25 was enough to see her seal a top-four finish in the semi-final that was needed to advance to Sunday afternoon's showpiece event.

She then bettered her first score by a point to finish third and raise hopes of Team GB earning their first medal on day two in Sochi.

Jones went on to pick up a bronze in the final to become Britain's earliest medal in a winter games and the country's first on snow.

© UTV News
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5 Comments
M in UK wrote (211 days ago):
Better luck next time Aimee! Support and respect from the UK!
James in Comber wrote (225 days ago):
Well done A you gave it your all. Keep focused!!!! Until next time A.
Jenny in Comber wrote (225 days ago):
Brilliant result... very well done ????
Sam nelson in Ulster wrote (225 days ago):
Well done aimee. A very brave girl
Norman Lee in Preselentsi Bulgaria wrote (225 days ago):
Very well done
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