She gave it everything.Belle Brockhoff 11th in the world

Image credit: Steve Cuff

Our girl Belle Brockhoff may have missed a medal chance after she crashed out in the semi-finals of the women’s snowboard cross but what she did in the small final was nothing less than golden.

We could see she was close to tears as she waited to begin the small final.

Her self belief and phenomenal mental strength carried her through to the end of the course, coming in at 5th and taking out 11th spot overall.  

Immediately after finishing the race, she collapsed to the snow, her disappointment at missing the final written all over her face. But for everyone watching, what she did was an amazing victory.

Without an ACL and in enormous pain throughout the competition, Belle didn’t even seem to hesitate at the thought of racing in the small final to decide placings 7 through to 12.
Belle Brockhoff 11th in the world

Image credit: Steve Cuff

“My teammates call me stupid or crazy but I have a belief I can make it down the course and that’s what I did.

“I didn’t sign up for this sport for it to be easy. You know, it’s just part of it (but) I still love it more than anything. I guess it just shows how much strength you can have as an individual, you know, self-belief goes a long way and I’ve achieved a lot today and I’m really happy.”

XTM’s own Al Dower will be on the ground in Pyeongchang for the Games, cheering on  the team and sending back all the news as it happens.

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