World Cup win

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT -

Wanaka’s Jossi Wells won slopestyle gold at the FIS World Cup in Gs­taad, Switzer­land on the weekend. The win, his first at a World Cup, se­cured New Zealand an ad­di­tional freeski slopestyle spot at the Win­ter Olympics. Jossi won with an 88.40, throw­ing a dou­ble-corked left side 1260 fol­lowed by backto-back switch 1080s. The New Zealand Olympic team, ex­pected to in­clude sev­eral lo­cal ath­letes, will be an­nounced on Fri­day.

Crash af­fects place

A crash marred 15-year-old Josh Fogo’s sec­ond Nat­u­ral Track Luge World Cup race in Pas­seier, Italy. The Naseby racer came 36th out of 46 in his sec­ond race of the third World Cup of the north­ern hemi­sphere win­ter sea­son. Josh crashed in the fi­nal cor­ner of his last run and had to be car­ried off the track af­ter cross­ing the fin­ish­ing line.

Vol­un­teers wanted

Or­gan­is­ers of the Mo­tat­apu off-road event are look­ing for vol­un­teers. The March 8 event runs be­tween Glendhu Bay near Wanaka and Ar­row­town on land only open to the pub­lic once a year. About 160 vol­un­teers are needed for roles in­clud­ing mar­shalling, man­ning first aid sta­tions and hand­ing out fin­ish­ing packs. Some will be needed to camp overnight on the course. More in­for­ma­tion at mo­tat­apu.org.nz.

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