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Kiwi teen nabs snowboarding World Cup win

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/03/2017 Angelo Risso

Zoi Sadowski Synnott.

Zoi Sadowski Synnott.
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Kiwi teen snowboarder Zoi Sadowski Synnott has claimed her first slopestyle World Cup win with a triumphant run in the Czech Republic.

Sadowski Synnott, 16, recorded a top score of 87.35 on the last of her three runs in Spindleruv Mlyn, more than six points higher than second-placed Canadian Spencer O'Brien.

Defending champion Silvia Mittermueller, from Germany, finished in third.

"My last run was the best, I felt so comfortable," the Wanaka-based Sadowski Synnott said.

"I liked the first part of the track - the rails. It was a great week here."

Sadowski Synnott will now remain in the Czech Republic for next week's junior world championships, where she will be among the favourites.

She is the third Kiwi in history, following Juliane Bray in 2001 and Christy Prior in 2014, to win a snowboard World Cup event.

She had earlier picked up a runners-up medal in an early-March meet in Spain and a bronze placing in Canada last month.

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