Izzy Atkin: Briton wins first big air World Cup medal

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Izzy Atkin secures World Cup big air podium finish

British freestyle skier Izzy Atkin won her first World Cup big air medal in Atlanta, United States.

The 21-year-old, who finished third at this year's World Championships in Utah, took bronze following a storming second jump, finishing with a score of 164.50.

Mathilde Gremaud, 19, won with 180.75, five points ahead of 21-year-old fellow Swiss Giulia Tanno.

Atkin has previously won world and Olympic medals in slopestyle.

At the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, she became the first Briton to win an Olympic skiing medal.

The World Cup big air took place on a specially constructed jump lined with 800 tons of artificial snow at the stadium of the Atlanta Braves baseball team, in front of 40,000 fans.

Atkin told BBC Sport: "I had such a great time skiing in the Atlanta Braves stadium. It was definitely the biggest crowd I have ever skied in front of and I'm so excited to have walked away with the bronze."

Ski big air will make its Olympic debut at Beijing 2022.

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