Around a week ago I competed in the Grand Prix at Copper Mountain in Colorado. This was one of the Olympic qualifiers so in order to get the criteria and qualify, I had to get a top 12 place at the least (making the finals). As I had qualified into the Dew Tour finals only one more top 12 was needed, so I was feeling the pressure.
On the day of the Qualifications, it took place in the evening under the spot lights, my mind was just set on trying to enjoy myself and getting down my run, like I know I can. I had landed my runs in practice so I was feeling confident, but unfortunately the nerves got to me and I crashed in the first run. This put a lot of pressure and nerves on me for my second run. Thankfully I landed and made into the finals in 10th place!
Here’s the link to my run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbfhT5nvr34&feature=youtu.be
A few days later the finals took place, again at night, a lot of people turned up to watch and the whole thing was broadcasted live on tv. Now that I had made it to the finals I had no pressure on me and I could just go out there and enjoy myself. I didn’t land my runs totally how I wanted in the finals but still managed to come out in 10th!
Now had a week of over Christmas, time to get back into training for the next world cup in Calgary, Canada on the 31st-3rd January.