Mia Brookes, 16, becomes youngest snowboarding world champion after landing stunning trick

    Mia Brookes poses with her gold medal at the FIS Snowboard World Championships.

    (CNN)At just 16 years old, Mia Brookes became the youngest snowboarding world champion after winning gold in the women's slopestyle at the Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships in Bakuriani, Georgia on Monday.

    Brookes claimed her win in style -- becoming the first woman to land a CAB 1440 double grab in official competition -- as the British teenager also secured her country's first snowboard slopestyle world title.
    "I feel like I could cry, I've never been so happy in my life," Brookes told reporters after her win.
      Brookes was too young to compete at the Winter Olympics in Beijing last year but showed few nerves on the big stage.
        The British teenager sat second after her first run in Bakuriani but pulled out all the stops in her second attempt.
        The 16-year-old, competing in her first year on the senior circuit, performed the highly complicated CAB 1440 double grab -- which involves four full rotations in the air -- to earn a winning score of 91.38.
        Brookes competing in Bakuriani, Georgia, on February 27.
        "I actually can't believe it," she said about landing the trick, per GB Snowsport. "When I did it, I wasn't sure I'd managed it, but I thought about it and was like yep, I've done a 14!"
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