I want what Nate Johnstone is having. He’s just inhaled a World Cup gold medal for breakfast.
The twenty one year old snowboarder scored the top spot at the World Championships in Spain last month, alongside fellow Aussie Holly Crawford who brought it home for the girls. Now he’s taken his first World Cup win at Yabuli in China and leads the World Cup tally so far this year.
Clearly there’s something in the Weetbix because Melbourne skier Anna Segal took bronze at The Dew Tour slopestyle finals in Ogden, Utah fresh off the back of her gold medal win at the FIS World Championships in Deer Valley where fellow ski slopestyle Antipodean, Russ Henshaw, took bronze after his silver medal run at the Aspen X Games the week before.
Then there’s Jenny Owens who picked up a third place at the World Cup skier X in Blue Mountain, Canada. I could go on about Alex Chumpy Pullin who took the world championship in Spain in Boarder X and Scott Kneller who won a world cup skier X in Italy in December but I will make this brief and follow up with the Kiwi results later.
Why? I am packing for my own assault on the USA ski resorts of Sun Valley and Whitefish before getting some turns in with Ms Segal at Red Mountain, Canada and I am wrestling with my ski pants that have clearly shrunk in the wash.