Snowboarder makes new moves – level 3

22-04-2015 07:00

British snowboarder, Billy Morgan, has landed the sport’s first ever 1,800 quadruple cork.

Billy, who represented GB at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, was in Italy when he achieved the manoeuvre.

So what is the manoeuvre? Well, it involves flipping four times while the body also spins five complete rotations on a sideways or downward-facing axes.

The 26-year-old caught the attention of the snowboarding world back in 2011 when he pioneered the triple backside rodeo. He’s long been pegged as one of the athletes most likely to achieve the quad-cork and well, he did it!

Difficult words: cork (a trick in snowboarding when the person spins), GB (Great Britain), manoeuvre (a special movement), flip (to turn over), spin (to turn round quickly), axis plural: axes (an imaginary line about which a body rotates), snowboarding world (all of the people involved in snowboarding), pioneer (to be the first person to do something), rodeo (turning around an axis which is parallel to direction of the flight), peg (to regard).



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