Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 October 2014

Aimee Fuller misses out on Winter Olympic finals

Great Britain's Aimee Fuller competes in the slopestyle qualification heats at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Northern Irish snowboarder Aimee Fuller has missed out on a place in the finals at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

The Team GB athlete from Bangor was twice unable to land a double backflip in her slopestyle event runs.

She finished with 71.25 points and was unable to to join her compatriot Jenny Jones at the finals, where Jones won a bronze medal - Britain's first-ever medal on snow in an Olympics.

Afterwards, 21-year-old Fuller said: "I'm smiling, unfortunately I didn't land. If I had got that run down then we would have been on the money but still, it is a great experience.

"It is the first time I have ever competed in the Olympics and it is a building block for the next time."

Aimee Fuller grew up in England but now lives in Holywood, Co Down and had been regarded as one of Team GB's brightest hopes.


Further reading:

Jones earns first medal for Team GB

Jones 'so happy' with Olympic medal

Sochi 2014: Aimee Fuller's high hopes

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: In pictures 

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