Zoi Sadowski Synnott (NZL) triumphed in the 2016-17 season's slopestyle World Cup finale which was staged at the Snowjam.cz in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic today.
Just like in the last year's, Local Organisers led by former World Cup halfpipe rider Martin Czernik had put together a creative slopestyle course which not only attracted a strong and deep field but also a few thousands spectators who were roaring for each and every athlete dropping in.
The last of the top-6 women finalists to drop in scored a 87.35 in her final run – which actually was a victory lap – to edge off Spencer O'Brien (CAN; 81.22) and last year's winner Silvia Mittermueller (GER, 73.40) to the respective second and third rank bringing home her career's first win. The 16-year-old teenage slopestyle sensation threw down a half cab to 50-50 to backside 180 out, cab 180, 50-50 to backside 360, 50-50 to frontside 360, lipslide and a huge double wildcat indy therefore becoming the third Kiwi in history since Juliane Bray (Sapporo, 2001) and Christy Prior (Stoneham, 2014) to win a snowboard World Cup event.
With her second Word Cup podium in her first full season in the bags, Sadowski Synnott is now definitely one of the favourites to watch out for at next week's junior worlds staged on the very same venue.
“My last run was the best, I felt so comfortable. I liked the first part of the track – the rails. It was a great week here, and I'm really looking forward to the junior world,” the Sierra Nevada 2017 slopestyle Silver medallist said.