Team GB's James Woods narrowly misses out on bronze in slopestyle final


US teammate Gus Kenworthy failed to land a clean run in his three attempts and finished last out of 12 skiers.

He was ultimately overhauled in the third and final run, however, by runner-up American Nick Goepper and bronze-winning Canadian Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, despite another impressive score of 90.00.

The event was a high quality one, the best ever according to Goepper, with eight riders scoring more than 90 points just to qualify for the 12-rider final.

Battling "mega-whiplash" and a bloody chin from a first run wipeout, James Woods soared to within an agonising 1.4 points of securing an historic fifth Winter Olympics medal for Great Britain in Pyeongchang.

"I didn't even know that was a televised moment at all", Kenworthy said.

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Goepper left it late but saved his best for last, jumping up from nowhere into second place with a 93.60 effort on his final run.

The 23-year-old Hidden Valley native earned scores of 59.00 and 69.00 in his first and second runs, respectively, at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea. "There were some really good guys still to drop, so it was a nail-biting moment waiting at the bottom".

The win by Goepper is not only important in his representation of the United States, but it also makes him the first person in history to hold two medals in the slopestyle event of the Winter Olympics, since he was able to snag a Bronze Medal back in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia at the age of 19.

Sweden's Oscar Wester, who top-scored in qualifying with 95.40, was another medal candidate who failed to deliver a clean run in the final.

"And Izzy (Atkin) came away with some hardware".