Snowboard - Jenny Jones sixth at the slopestyle World Cup

British snowboarder Jenny Jones underlined her Olympic credentials with a solid sixth place at the slopestyle World Cup in Spindleruv Mlyn.

Snowboard - Jones ends long wait for Olympic recognition

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Jenny Jones (Imago)

The two-time X Games gold medallist, who finished sixth at the World Championships earlier this year, now heads to Sierra Nevada in Spain for the final World Cup event of the season in confident mood.

But there was mixed news for British figure skaters at the World Championships in Ontario.Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland declared themselves disappointed with their 13th place in the ice dance competition, after initially targeting a top ten finish.

But the rising star duo, fifth at the European Championships earlier this year, did make a one place improvement on their 2012 result.

Elsewhere, pairs couple Stacey Kemp and David King had no complaints after producing their best Worlds performance in five years, finishing 15th, while Jenna McCorkell ranked 20th in the women's event.

Two-time Olympian Zoe Gillings finished 17th at the snowboardcross World Cup in Veysonnaz, which drops her one place to tenth in the overall standings, with one event to come.

British biathlete Amanda Lightfoot will undergo an operation next week after injuring her knee during the recent World Cup event in Sochi.

And there was also disappointment for Lee-Steve Jackson and Kevin Kane, who produced produced below-par performances in the sprint event at the final biathlon World Cup of the season in Khanty-Mansyisk.

However, finishing positions in the Nations Cup means British biathletes maintain their quota places of two men and one woman for next season's World Cup.

Former world silver medallist Eve Muirhead and her Scottish rink of Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton made a solid start at the women's curling World Championships in Latvia.

They started with a morale boosting win over Olympic silver medallists Canada, then lost heavily to Sweden before rebounding to beat a powerful German rink.

"We're chuffed with that," said Muirhead. "If you had asked me what I wanted from the first three games, especially playing Canada and Sweden, I would have been happy with two wins and one loss."

At the freestyle skiing World Cup in Are, ski cross skier Emily Sarsfield just missed out on a top 16 finish while Ellie Koyander ranked 29th in the women's moguls.

Elsewhere, cross country skier Andrew Musgrave ranked 56th in the 50km World Cup event in Oslo.

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