Competing under spectacular blue skies in the French resort of Val Thorens, both athletes came into the day optimist after qualifying for the finals in 15th (Kennedy-Sim) and 21st (Grimus) places respectively.
Unfortunately in the women’s round of 16, Kennedy-Sim was caught up on the first feature, losing all speed and was subsequently unable to catch up to the other competitors.
Grimus showed some potential in his first round heat, but was unable to establish himself in the top two, which is required to advance through to the next round.
The second day of World Cup competition will take place tomorrow, where both athletes will be keen to atone for the results on day one.
IMAGE: Sami Kennedy-Sim & Anton Grimus ridint the chairlift in Val Thorens, France.