Tuesday Feb 02, 2016

Top medal moments from X Games Aspen 2016

Day 1

Kevin Rolland wins seventh X Games medal

The French halfpipe specialist shrugged off the pressure of dropping last and shot from tenth all the way to the top of the podium with his final run, kicking off X Games Aspen 2016 in style with his 7th medal. Gus Kenworthy narrowly ended up in silver medal position, with Benoit Valentin in third.

Day 2

13-year-old Kelly Sildaru becomes youngest ever gold medallist

The teenage Estonian became the youngest ever gold medal winner at a winter X Games after a stunning performance in ski slopestyle on her debut appearance. Remember the name!

 

Spencer O’Brien wins surprise first gold

Overcoming heavy hitters like Olympic champion Jamie Anderson and Silje Norendal, Spencer O’Brien topped the podium for the first time with a massive run that was enough to hold of the competition and earn her a first X Games gold medal.

 

Maddie Bowman four-peats in Ski Superpipe

American rider Maddie Bowman continued to dominate in halfpipe, throwing down a mammoth run including the first ever switch 900 landed in competition to secure a fourth consecutive gold medal.

 

Joe Parsons takes gold on Snowmobile Freestyle’s big returns 

After a year away from X Games the gnarliest event on the schedule returned to Aspen surrounded by plenty of hype. The event lived up to expectations and Joe Parsons took the gold with a mind-blowing final trick.                                   

 

Max Parrot stomps world first to win Big Air gold

It was going to take something special to beat defending champ Mark McMorris to the gold on the snowboard Big Air kicker. Max Parrot was prepared, pulling out a never-before-seen in competition cab triple-cork 1800 to claim his fifth X Games medal.

Day 3

McMorris picks up 10th X Games medal

The Canadian wasn’t going to let both his X Games titles slip away and he battled tough conditions on course to defend his Snowboard Slopestyle gold add a tenth medal to his collection.

 

Matt Ladley tops the podium at 4th attempt

After making the Superpipe finals at the last three X Games events, but failing to make the podium every time, Matt Ladley finally picked up his first ever medal at a Winter X Games with gold despite heavy snow on the night.

 

Rookie skier Fabien Boesch wins first medal

The 18-year-old Swiss rider edged out veteran freeskier Bobby Brown to take the gold medal in the Ski Big Air showdown despite heavy snowfall testing the riders' speed on the run in.

 

Day 4

Jossi Wells finally wins gold

The infamous Kiwi finally grabbed the gold he deserves after ten previous appearances at Winter X Games, dominating the slopestyle final to take home his first ever X Games medal.

 

Teenager Chloe Kim defends title in style

Kelly Sildaru may have stolen her thunder as the youngest medal winner but 15-year-old Chloe Kim is only looking up after winning Superpipe gold again with a massive score of 95.

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