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Miyabi Onitsuka And Stian Kleivdal Win Junior Slopestyle At The 13Th Burton European Open


AAX/SUI (February 25, 2012) – The 2012 Burton European Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI kicked off today with the Junior Slopestyle in LAAX, Switzerland. 42 riders aged between 10 and 14 years from 11 nations had the honour to be the first to compete in the new Slopestyle course located on Ils Plauns up on Crap Sogn Gion. Both 13 year old Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN) and 14 year old Stian Kleivdal (NOR) claimed their first big international titles today.The juniors showed amazing riding skills and lots of talent on the new Slopestyle course, which is the same the adults will hit later on during the week. The new course features a Gap Straight Rail on top, followed by a Step Up Step Down Combo, two kickers and the MINI Creative Use of Space Obstacle at the end. In the finals, every rider had three runs with the best one counting.On the girls side it was very tight between winner Miyabi Onitsuka and 2nd placed French rider Chlo