ON form: Bex Sinclair wins World Cup silver

Bex Sinclair, Snow Warrior. Photo: WANAKA TV.

Bex Sinclair, Snow Warrior. Photo: WANAKA TV.

We’re stoked to hear Bex Sinclair (one of our favourite Snow Warriors) has won a silver medal in the second halfpipe comp of the FIS World Cup snowboarding series in a fiercely fought battle between her rivals China’s Shuang Li and France’s Clemence Grimal.

As the Kiwi coach Tom Willmott explained after the event, “It was a tight one. Bex was leading until the second to last run but got bumped by Shuang Li.”

Her podium placing means Bex scores vital Olympic qualifying points which stand her in good stead for representing New Zealand at the Winter Olympics in Russia. After wearing the silver fern at the Vancouver Games in 2010, Bex is keen to perform for her country again. Talking about her recent result, the Wanaka athlete describes herself as “super happy”.

Her sights are now set on Copper Mountain, where she will compete with her fellow Snow Sports NZ park and pipe team members in World Cup events as the lead up to the Olympics unfolds. Of course she’ll miss her hometown while she’s away, as she has revealed in a previous ONmag interview: “Every time I come back to Wanaka after being overseas I just feel so lucky to live here. Everywhere I look is a breathtaking view. I have my dog and my mum and dad here so I just feel like I can relax again after the ups and downs of the Northern Hemi winter. I guess what I miss most though is the peacefulness of Wanaka”.

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