Saturday, 14 September 2013

Nizhny Tagil, Russia

Friday and Saturday we had competitions on the normal hill in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. I was jumping fairly well in the official training but couldn't seem to do the same in the first day of competition where I placed 10th. 

I reset and refocused for the second day of competition. 

The second competition compared to the first day was a little different with wind conditions, my first round jump ended up a little late but was able to adjust myself pretty well entering the air and caught some head wind near the end which helped me fly further leaving me in 7th place after the first round was complete.

Second round than came along, got held on the bar for a while, and when the light turned green my coach didn't flag me till the last few seconds which I knew in my head that wind conditions were not ideal. But I jumped my best, and held on till the very VERY end, which probably wasn't the brightest of ideas because I failed to land in a telemark position. Oops! 
But I did end up having the least amount of headwind out of almost all competitors which gave me extra points added to my total score and in the end had my best GrandPrix result at 5th place! 

I am very happy with my result but there is still more room for improvement so I will be training harder and hopefully improving more in future competition results!

Lastly, thank you everyone so much! I have received many kind words and I am so grateful to have such amazing supporters. I love you guys so much and I hope I can keep making everyone as well as myself proud!

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