2015 World Championships Results
Lloyd’s remarkable run of form continued at the World Championships with a 15th place. Kreischberg, Austria was the venue for the 15th World Championships for Freestyle Skiing, this time including World Snowboarding Champs at the same time.
Aerials was a night event under floodlights. There was a new aerial format of qualifications giving competitors the best of 2 rounds so Lloyd stuck to doubles, rather than trying to mix triples and doubles on the same day. It paid off as, despite tricky training with new snow falling, Lloyd performed an excellent full double-full and scored 93.41, another personal best. He was in 10th place after the first round.
In the second round his double-full full was cleanly landed but missed some form to score 81points. He was 9th of the second round.
He was the second highest junior in the results.
Lloyd said “everything felt right, I knew I shouldn’t hold back and focused on doing what I knew I could do. The landing was sweet and I knew I had done my best. I couldn’t have hoped for more.”
Lloyd is now back to University of Bath for a week before returning to the World Cup circuit in Lake Placid on 30th January.
Lloyd’s sister Elodie also competed admirably in the women’s event. “I knew I was the least experienced in the whole field but just wanted to do 2 clean jumps and get some good judges scores. It was great having a big crowd there and getting a good cheer.“ She achieved that and no doubt benefitted from the experience of participating in a major senior event. She finished 20th.