New Zealand snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has won her maiden slopestyle World Title.

The Olympic bronze medal winner scored 91.75 in her heat at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Park City USA.

Poor weather then meant the final was unable to be contested, with the 17-year-old taking the title as top qualifier.

The result makes Sadowski-Synnott the first New Zealander to win an FIS World Champs.

The Wanaka local wasn’t the only young Kiwi dominating on the snow over the weekend.

Ski racer Alice Robinson won a European Cup Giant Slalom in Germany, the first NZ athlete to do so since Claudia Riegler in 2001 in Slalom.

The 17-year-old now holds the world number ranking for U18 ladies’ Giant Slalom and second in U21.

“I knew I had the capability if it all came together,” said Robinson.

“Second run I had a few close calls so thought I had blown it but was happy to find out I had won.”

Three New Zealand weightlifters were also in action at the EGAT Weightlifting World Cup in Thailand.

Cam McTaggart claimed bonze in the 81KG class, while Kanah Andrews-Nahu placed 5th in the 76KG class.

Commonwealth Games gold medallist David Liti lifted a combined total 396KGs to take silver in the 109+KG class.

Amazing lifting team, we’re all very proud of your efforts at the EGAT Cup in Thailand. @cam.mctaggart 81kg - 133kg...

Posted by Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand on Sunday, 10 February 2019


Back in New Zealand the Black Sticks women produced a huge win against Olympic Champions Great Britain in Christchurch.

The home side showed an improved focus at both ends of the field as they scored 5 goals to 1 for their first points of the FIH Pro League. 


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