Tess Coady wins bronze for Australia at Snowmass snowboard world cup

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Those who know Tess Coady, the 17 year old youth world snowboard Slopestyle champion, won’t be surprised by her first FIS World Cup podium.

The Australian from Victoria won bronze today at the Snowmass FIS World Cup with 75.42. She just missed out on silver that went to Japan’s Iwabuchi Reira with 76.48. It was a hotly contended competition with gold going to kiwi Christy Prior on 77.06.

The results put Christy Prior at number two in the world on the leaderboard and Tess Coady at number five.

Watch this space as clearly Coady is one to watch in snowboard Slopestyle for Australia. She also won the SSA 2017 Rising Star of the year and the NSWIS Junior Athlete of the Year. The judges got it right on that one.

More to come.

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017, a former columnist for Mountainwatch and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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