Get Kids Going! ambassador, Ben Moore two medals at World Championships

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After winning his first medal at the Para-Snowboard World Championships in La Molina earlier in the week, Ben Moore was ready to take on the Banked Slalom course.

 

Get Kids Going!’s been had looked on course to secure the gold in the men’s SB-UL category until Austria’s Patrick Mayrhofer put in the fastest run of the day to snatch the gold.

 

Ben finished in silver position and was really happy with the result, “It was my first time at the world championships and I am overwhelmed with the outcome.

 

“Well done to everyone who participated and thank you to the coaches, organisers and the shaping crew for making this event so good,” he added.

 

The Get Kids Going! ambassador also took part in the men’s upper-limb impairment race at his first World Championships on Tuesday.

 

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He is currently the World Cup leader and was favourite to win the gold but after a fall in the semi-final he was beaten by Italian, Manuel Pozzerele.

 

The 28-year-old came back into his own in the small final securing the bronze medal.

 

After the race he tweeted, “Thanks for the fun and making an amazing course!”

 

WATCH BEN RACE HERE!

 

There were two more World Cup Snowboard events left in this year’s season but these have had to be cancelled due to warm weather.

 

This means Ben will finish the World Cup ranked first in SBX and second for Bank Slalom.

 

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He will collect these medals at the Para Snowball in March and then his season will continue in France, “I am going on to compete in the Brits against the able bodied guys, I am really looking forward to it!” Ben told Get Kids Going!

 

The Para Snowboarder became a Get Kids Going! ambassador earlier this year and at the time he told us, “I'm very surprised and overwhelmed by the support. I didn't realise that there were so many people following the snowboarding as it is a relatively new sport for the GB.”