Silvaplana, SUI – World Cup Qualifications
Straight off the plane and back into the European mountains for the next World Cup! I have had a rough couple days getting adjusted to the time zone change… I have probably had some of the worst sleeps of my entire life trying to get adjusted. The night before our first practice I only got 1 hour of sleep…. Needless to say it was a pretty unproductive practice so I didn’t get many action shots from then.
Before I knew it qualifications were already beginning. I didn’t get much done in training because I was so exhausted so I was a little bit stressed out when my run came around. I managed to put my first run down almost exactly the way I wanted to which was an awesome surprise! I scored a 77.00, which was ok, but I knew I needed to do better. Now that I had one run in the bag I was really starting to feel it and I just wanted to secure a spot in the finals.
I noticed that the judges here are being very very picky about everything in your run being absolutely perfect. One tiny slip up could be a difference of about 10 points it seemed like. On my first run the only thing I could point out wrong was that I may have been docked for my lack of amplitude on the 3rd jump, and I may have not held the grab long enough.
So for the second run I was going to make sure I held that grab longer and went huge on jump 3 and I did just that! I remember coming into that 3rd jump and telling myself to go as fast as I could and I went pretty big! My second run bumped my score up to an 85.00, which put me into 3rd place and secured me a spot into the finals!
It was an amazing feeling being able to pull it all together after not having the greatest sleeps and feeling very run down, so I am super hyped to be in the finals!!
Stay tuned for action from the finals coming soon!