Aberdeen’s Kirsty Muir said she was “super happy” after claiming her first podium of the season at the Beijing Big Air World Cup.
A stunning performance saw Muir claim silver at the site of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games big air event.
The 19-year-old qualified in fourth spot and moved into the podium spots with superb first and second round jumps for a final score of 167.25 to finish ahead of Italy’s Flora Tabanelli and behind Switzerland’s Mathilde Gremaud.
Muir said: “I’m super happy with how today went, the weather was perfect and the jump felt really good.
“I’m proud of how I skied, and really excited to have my first podium of the season but also my first Big Air World Cup podium.
“My last run didn’t go to plan, I wanted to try a different grab in my 14 but I’m excited to try it again at the next competition.
“Overall, I’m very grateful.”
Great Britain FreeSki head coach Jamie Matthew said: “Kirsty did amazingly well in what has been a tough week of competition in China.
“She has shown great consistency all week, especially today so I’m stoked she claimed her first Big Air podium.
“It has been a tough summer for her rehabbing a few niggles so to grab a podium on her first Big Air event of the year with plenty more to give sets the tone for a very exciting future ahead.”
From Beijing with love and adrenaline! 💕
— GB Snowsport (@GBSnowsport) December 2, 2023