Nina Sparks’ brilliant Para Snowboard World Championships brought a second medal to her La Molina haul
Following her World Championships bronze at the La Molina Para Snowboard World Championships last week, Nina Sparks took an outstanding LL2 Dual Banked Slalom silver medal on a riveting day’s action amid challenging conditions in Spain.
Sparks’ performance saw her finish in the runner-up spot behind Lisa Bunschoten of the Netherlands, and ahead of Poland’s Natalia Siuba-Jarosz in third place.
Speaking afterwards, Nina said:
“It’s absolutely crazy. Coming in and winning one was one thing, but winning another today was just beyond my wildest dreams. I’ve managed to put into practice all the tips and tricks I’ve been working on this year, and managed to come away with two medals.
“Qualifying in second was really cool, I didn’t really expect that. The semi-final was a super tight race, I think we ended up with something like 0.12s between us; it meant I could just go for it in the Big Final, and came out with the silver.”