Tudhope wins second Para snowboard medal

Snowboarder Ben Tudhope has raised his Winter Paralympic medal prospects with a second medal at the world championships in Norway.

BEN TUDHOPE.
BEN TUDHOPE. Picture: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Dual Paralympian Ben Tudhope has collected another world championships medal, winning silver in the men's snowboard cross in Lillehammer, Norway.

Tudhope added to his haul after also picking up bronze in the Dual banked slalom, boosting the 22-year-old's podium prospects for the Winter Paralympics in March.

Beijing will be the Sydneysiders' third Winter Games.

After topping his quarter-final and placing second in his semi-final, Tudhope had a really strong start in the Big Final, but was pipped by Finland's Matti Surr-Hamari who took the gold by 0.37 seconds.

"It was an amazing day to finish on the podium and also to be the only person in our country to get a podium in both the banked slalom and boardercross at the world championships," Tudhope said.

"It was really all or nothing in that Big Final. I got a really good start, I was super proud of that start, but Matti just came through really hot and I was in second for the rest of the race."

The Australian Para Alpine Skiing Team is also in Lillehammer, where Josh Hanlon recorded two top-10 finishes at his debut world championships with eighth in the men's sitting giant slalom and slalom.

Three-time Paralympian Mitch Gourley placed 10th in the men's standing giant slalom and 15th in the slalom.