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Gremaud, James, McMorris, Otsuka, Sadowski-Synnott and Sildaru win.
Scroll down to see all the pivotal action from the 2019 Winter X Games in Aspen. Here is all you need to know:
– Women’s Snowboard Big Air Final: Olympic bronze medallist Zoi Sadowski-Synnott of New Zealand got the ball rolling with a huge off-axis Switch Backside 900, however Canadian Laurie Blouin put down a frontside 900 followed by a Cab double Underflip 900 to nick the win from the 17-year-old with Jamie Anderson third.
– Women’s Ski Superpipe Final: This was a fiercely competitive battle between Estonian Kelly Sildaru and Canadian Cassie Sharpe. Sixteen-year-old sensation Sildaru established an early lead and held it until the final run, when Sharpe, a three-time X Games medallist, won with back-to-back 900s and a leftside 1080.
– Men’s Ski Superpipe Final: Seventeen-year-old Nico Porteous put in a great performance, however came up just short of victory in third. The New Zealander lost out to local hero Alex Ferreira – who put together the performance of his life – and David Wise in second.
– Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final: Sildaru put down a huge score of 96.66 in her second run. She cleaned it up to near-perfection in her final run to post the highest ever score of 99 in the event and she’s only aged 16. Dropping switch into a near-flawless line through the rail garden, Sildaru put down a perfect triple combo through the kickers: a rightside cork 900 tailgrab into a switch backside 1080, then mirrored it with a switch rightside 1080 to beat Sarah Hoefflin and Maggie Voisin.
– Snowmobile Freestyle Final: Sweden’s Daniel Bodin, who landed the world’s first double backflip on a sled back in 2017, laid down a second run filled with super-extended backflip variations – including a perfect Shaolin bar-hop flip – which was enough to put him one point ahead of last year’s winner, Brett Turcotte.
– Women’s Ski Big Air Final: Switzerland’s Mathilde Gremaud set the bar high with a perfect switch leftside double cork 1080 on her third jump, earning a huge score of 47.00. Despite suffering from an injured ankle, the 18-year-old Gremaud took home a deserved gold from Johanne Killi of Norway and Sildaru in third.
– Men’s Snowboard Big Air Final: Needing to complete two opposing rotation tricks for a combined score, Japan’s 17-year-old Takeru Otsuka put down a frontside 1800 tailgrab to storm into the lead then sealed the gold with a perfect Cab 1620 triple cork. X Games legend Mark McMorris of Canada took silver three points behind with Sweden’s Sven Thorgren third.
– Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final: Sadowski-Synnott put it all together on the Slopestyle course to take a thrilling gold and her first X Games title. She put down a huge first run of 90 points, then cleaned it up for a third-run 91 that saw her edge out Hailey Langland of the USA and Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi.
– Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final: Going into the final run of the contest in bronze-medal position, 25-year-old McMorris put together a flawless run that saw him blaze through the rail garden, then blast the kicker line with a switch backside 1260 – frontside triple cork 1080 – backside 1620 combo to grab gold from Finn Rene Rinnekangas and Norwegian Mons Røisland.
– Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final: Nobody could stop American Chloe Kim from a fifth X Games gold on an icy SuperPipe course. Queralt Castellet was one of the few to make it through unscathed and the 80 she posted was enough for silver – the Spaniard’s first X Games medal – with China’s Cai Xuetong third.
– Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final: Australian Scotty James followed up his LAAX OPEN title last weekend with his second X Games SuperPipe gold following his 2017 victory. The 24-year-old posted a big score of 94 to see off Japan’s Yuto Totsuka again with former two-time champion Danny Davis of the USA third.