Halfpipe skier Emma Lonsdale fulfils Olympic dream but falls short of final - before announcing her retirement (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Halfpipe skier Emma Lonsdale fulfils Olympic dream but falls short of final - before announcing her retirement
FREESTYLE skier Emma Lonsdale fulfilled her Olympic dream today but despite two strong runs in halfpipe qualification fell short of making the finals.
Settle-born Lonsdale – a member of Kendal Snowsports Club – recorded scores of 53.80 and 53.20 to finish 18th which was not enough to make the top 12.
"It was fun, a bit nerve-wracking but I enjoyed it and hope my family are proud of me," Lonsdale told the BBC.
Lonsdale went on to announce her retirement from the sport.
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