SNOWBOARDING

Ben Moore heads to Spain ahead of Para-Snowboarding World Championships(02/03/2015)

 

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Get Kid’s Going! ambassador Ben Moore has headed out to La Molina in Spain ahead of the IPC Para-Snowboard World Championships.

 

Ben is one of the latest successful winter para-athletes to come out of Great Britain and be helped by Get Kids Going!

 

He said; “When Get Kids Going! came to me I was so moved that they could be interested in me.”

 

“I just couldn’t believe it!” he added.

 

Around 80 athletes from 20 countries will compete in the two impairment groups (upper limb and lower limb).

 

Ben’s main competition will be Austria’s Patrick Mayrhofer and the pair have been swapping places throughout the World Cup circuit this season.

 

Ben is looking forward to the World Championships and told us, “I’ve just landed and I am really buzzing. I am really looking forward to the next few weeks, seeing and riding with everyone.”

 

He added; “I hope I can ride to the best of my ability and the way I started the season, who knows what will happen! I am just so thankful to Get Kids Going! for making this happen!”

 

This season has been Ben’s best so far in his career- he has won World Cup races in snowboard-cross time trial, finished second in the first men’s banked slalom upper-limb race and became a history maker when he won the first snowboard-cross head-to-head race in Aspen, USA.

 

Ben’s efforts were noticed when he was shortlisted for the Allianz Athlete of the Month in January.

 

He was narrowly beaten by Nordic skier Andrew Soule by only 3%.

 

Ben said; “I was very surprised and overwhelmed to do so well. I didn’t realise that there were so many people following the snowboarding as it’s a relatively new sport for the UK.”

 

The Para-Snowboarding World Championships will take place between 23rd and 28th February.

 

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Get Kids Going! athlete, Ben Moore two medals at World Championships (26/02/2015)

 

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Ben Moore is celebrating his first major competition medals after winning a silver and bronze at the World Championships in Spain.

 

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

 

Get Kids Going!’s Ben 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.

 

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Get Kids Going! ambassador, Ben Moore wins his first World Championships medal (18/02/2015)

 

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Ben Moore, one of the Get Kids Going! ambassadors has won his first Para-Snowboard World Championships medal at the event in La Molina.

 

Ben was taking part in the men’s upper-limb impairment race at his first World Championships on Tuesday.

 

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!”

 

Ben will be back in action on Saturday in the banked slalom competition.

 

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Get Kids Going! athlete named in shortlist for Athlete of the Month! (03/02/2015)

 

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Ben Moore, a para-snowboarder from Great Britain has been shortlisted for the Allianz Athlete of the Month for January 2015.

 

He has hit top form this season, making history in Aspen, USA, by winning the first ever snowboard-cross-head-to-head.

 

After achieving this he went on to win his second World Cup gold in the upper-limb impairment class days in Big White, Canada.

 

Ben remains in Canada but told us, “I'm very surprised and overwhelmed about the nomination. I didn't realise that there were so many people following the snowboarding as it is a relatively new sport for the GB.”

 

He is up against athletes in wheelchair tennis, Nordic skiing and sailing.

 

To vote for Ben go to www.paralympic.org