7th Place for Lloyd at Deer Valley World Cup
A fantastic result from 20 year old Lloyd Wallace at the aerial World Cup in Deer Valley today with 7th place. He jumped two lay double-full fulls, these are triple twisting triple somersaults.
It was a good day for Lloyd, despite needing to get up at 5am and perform the first triple somersaults in training before 8am, he was delighted to land his qualification jump on his feet, but with a perilous step. The score of 104.37 was a personal best already, and that put him into 12th place, and the top 12 go again into the final, scores reset. Again he went for the triple twisting triple and now with nothing to lose he went really big – so big he was one of just 3 that day to get a maximum height score of 2.0 – as far as the judges are concerned you can’t go any higher. The form was tight, the technique good and landing was clean and the points, a new personal best of 113.97. Then he could relax and watch as just 6 of the following 11 overtook his score.
Although there is no British support crew Lloyd gives full credit to his coach Mich Roth of the Swiss Team who works very closely with Wallace and also to his compatriots Mischa Gasser and Mac Bohonnon who came in with much needed support and encouragement.
“I am absolutely ecstatic with my result! Both jumps were the best I’ve ever done on snow I think! I still can’t believe it; I was aiming for a top 20, and to come away in 7th is just a dream! Big thanks to my coach Mich Roth who deserves just as much credit”.