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Gillings qualifies in Italy

Manx snowboardcrosser Zoe Gillings is safely through qualifying at the World Cup round in Italy.

At her first World Cup since before last year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she set the 13th quickest time to easily make it into the top 16.

In Friday's quarter-finals, Zoe will be up against Maria Ramberger of Austria, Emilie Aubry of Switzerland and Carle Brenneman of Canada.

The top two will go forward to the semi-finals.

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