Jamie misses out on medal after failing to finish in style

Queensbury's Jamie Nicholls missed out on a medal in the inaugural Winter Olympic snowboard slopestyle final in Sochi despite a promising start.. Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
Queensbury's Jamie Nicholls missed out on a medal in the inaugural Winter Olympic snowboard slopestyle final in Sochi despite a promising start.. Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Queensbury’s Jamie Nicholls missed out on a medal in the inaugural Winter Olympic snowboard slopestyle final in Sochi despite a promising start.

Jamie, who used to train at The Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre, was second after a superb first run which scored 85.50.

But he slipped down the field after a disappointing second run to finish sixth.

Despite missing out on a medal Jamie said he was “very happy” with his performance.

Jamie said on his Facebook account: “One of the best days of my life! Thanks so much to everyone for the support. Can’t believe that I was part of the most craziest snowboard final to ever go down and to finish 6th and put my run down was something i only dreamt of doing before i came here! Thank you again all so much. Much love!!! x”