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Canadian adds silver to gold as Gasser, Kleveland and Gremaud star in Norway.
Mark McMorris kept his nerve in Norway to overtake Shaun White‘s Winter X Games medal record by winning gold and silver medals over the weekend as Austrian Anna Gasser and local hero Markus Kleveland also won gold and Switzerland’s Mathilde Gremaud bagged a Sunday silver medal. Here is all you need to know:
– Canadian McMorris came into the Hafjell weekend level on 18 medals with the American legend, however claimed the record on his own in scintillating fashion.
– The 26-year-old held off compatriots Max Parrot and Darcy Sharpe to win his ninth Winter X Games gold on Saturday to go with his seven silvers and three bronzes.
– He made it 20 Winter X Games medals on Sunday when he landed his eighth career silver behind Parrot in the snowboard slopestyle with Norway’s Ståle Sandbech third and Kleveland down in seventh place.
– In Saturday’s women’s snowboard big air, Gasser produced a brilliant front 10 double to win her fourth Winter X Games gold with Japanese boarder Miyabi Onitsuka having to settle for silver and Canadian Laurie Blouin bronze.
– Local hero Kleveland, 20, returned to competition – after the big injury which almost finished his career – to triumph late on in the snowboard knuckle huck and rack up the third Winter X Games gold of his young career.
– Freestyle skier Gremaud secured her fifth career Winter X Games medal with a stylish silver on Sunday in the ski slopestyle behind American winner Maggie Voisin with Switzerland’s Giulia Tanno third.
– In the final event, Swiss star Fabian Bösch edged out Sweden’s Jesper Tjäder and Norwegian Øystein Bråten for ski slopestyle bronze as Switzerland’s Andri Ragettli won gold with American Alex Hall in silver.
– Kiwi Zoi Sadowski-Synnott won the snowboard slopestyle on Sunday with Japan’s Kokomo Murase second and Canadian Brooke Voigt third, leaving Gasser just outside the medals in fourth and Onitsuka eighth.
– Earlier on Saturday, Canadian Megan Oldham won the women’s ski big air as Voisin landed silver and Norwegian home hope Johanne Killi a popular bronze.
– Frenchman Antoine Adelisse won the men’s ski big air from Norwegian Birk Ruud and Ragettli with Hall taking gold in the ski knuckle huck.