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GB snowboard duo start season in style

GB snowboard duo start season in style
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GB's Owen Pick and James Barnes-Miller both started the World Cup season with something to shout about as they secured bronze medals in the opening meeting of the winter.

Pick qualified third fastest in Pyha, FInland, and defeated Japan’s Gurimu Narita to take bronze behind home favourite Matti Suur-Hamari and the USA's Evan Strong in the lower limb 2 impairment 1 category.

Meanwhile, Barnes-Miller - who hit the headlines earlier this year after having £10,000 worth of equipment stolen - reached the quarter-finals in the first race but made amends in the second event of the weekend.

Barnes-Miller edged out Canada's Andrew Genge in the battle for bronze.

“I’m absolutely buzzing for my first medal of the season,” he said.

“I had a lot to work on after Friday, so I’m happy I got everything figured out.

“I’m really glad I got a medal and it’s all down to everyone who has helped me out after getting all my equipment stolen.”