Proud and relieved at completing his first competition in over a year, Henshaw scored 80.20 points in his second run at Font Romeu, France, to sit in 18th spot overall out of a massive field of nearly 80 riders.
After a difficult run of injuries and rehabilitation, Renshaw was philosophical about his performance, regardless of missing a finals place by a mere two spots.
“I am just so stoked to be fit, healthy and back on the snow,” he said.
“Being the first event I’ve done in a year, it’s given me good momentum going into the next one and a lot of confidence on the snow which is important.”
“I was really happy with my second run and thought I was a little under rewarded but at the end of the day that’s what happens in a judged sport and I’m just wrapped with how I skied.”
It’s a brilliant return for the Russ, who will now focus on his preparation for a busy schedule with another six World Cup events before the end of March.