Silver for Zoi at Slopestyle World Cup

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott. Photo: Getty Images (files)
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott. Photo: Getty Images (files)
Wanaka snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has claimed a silver medal at the FIS Slopestyle World Cup in Switzerland.

Fresh from winning the opening FIS Big Air World Cup event of the season in Austria earlier this month, the Olympic bronze medallist has finished less than two points behind American winner Jamie Anderson in the Laax Open on Friday.

Incremental weather and a variable headwind affected the event and resulted in many of the women's field struggling to find their feet.

But Sadowski-Synnott took the weather in her stride and put down a big first run to collect the silver medal.

"With the uncertainty around the number of events that are going to happen, you're really dropping in every time like it's your last competition, you never know when the next one is going to be," she said.

Sadowski-Synnott's next event will be the prestigious Aspen Winter X Games from 29-31 January 29-31 in Colorado, United States.

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