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Silver medal for Summerhayes

Sheffield teenager Katie Summerhayes claimed a silver medal at the Slopestyle World Cup in Switzerland.

Summerhayes bounced back from a career-threatening injury to finish second in Silvaplana on Friday.

The 17-year-old grabbed her first career podium finish in her first competition back after snapping her anterior cruciate ligament last year which required reconstructive surgery.

"To finish second in my first event back is just amazing. I was just aiming for the top five but it is great to get on the podium so soon after my injury," she said.

Summerhayes said she was inspired by fellow Sheffield slopestyle skier James Woods, who has won two World Cups already this season, and finished sixth in the men's event in Silvaplana.

Summerhayes added: "Woodsy is my best friend so to see him win two World Cups made us all so proud, and definitely gave us the belief that we could also reach the podium.

"It's a really exciting time for the GB freestyle team right now with Sochi coming up next year. I've always wanted to go to the Olympics and after today it seems closer than ever."

Slopestyle - which has both ski and snowboard disciplines and takes the form of a judged run down a steep course strewn with obstacles - will make its debut at the Sochi Olympic Games.