Zoe Gillings 'stoked' with seventh in Swiss World Cup
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British number one Zoe Gillings says she is delighted to finish seventh at the second round of the boarder-cross World Cup in Veysonnaz, Switzerland.
The Isle of Man snowboarder narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final but won the small final after a near perfect run.
Gillings said: "I was so close to reaching the main final but I am stoked with seventh."
America's Lindsey Jacobellis took the overall victory.
Gillings had qualified with the seventh-quickest time on Wednesday and breezed through her quarter-final in second place.
She was fourth in her semi-final after finishing agonisingly close to the third place finisher which would have booked her place in the final.
"I carried all my speed from the last jump and was closing through the final roller section. If the course would have been one metre longer I would have caught her."
The Manx snowboarder then led the small final from start to finish is what she described as the 'perfect race'.
"It would have been brilliant to deliver that performance in the main final but, in a way, it is nice to finish with a win, so I am really looking forward to the next round now."
The third round of the competition will be held at the same resort with qualification on Saturday.
Following the two World Cup rounds, Gillings will travel to Aspen, Colorado in the United States to compete in the boarder-cross event at the X-Games.