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Gillings seventh at World Champs

Zoe Gillings continued her comeback from last year's serious knee injury with an impressive seventh in the women's Snowboardcross World Championships in La Molina, Spain.

It was only the Ronague rider's second event since she sustained the injury at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver last February, which required an operation and caused her to miss the rest of the season.

Zoe's also hoping her promising return could lead to a rethink by UK Sports, which announced at the end of last year it was cutting all funding for skiing and snowboarding.

She said, "I'm pretty pleased. I've had virtually no training at all this season so to finish seventh in the world is good. I made a few annoying mistakes but I had no ill effects from my injury.

"I don't know what I have to do to get funding, to be honest. I've finished eighth in the Olympics and improved to seventh here. Hopefully this shows someone I do have the potential to get a medal in Sochi.''

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