Friday Jan 23, 2015

X Games Aspen: Day 2 - Four golds given in front of record crowds

On Day 2 of X Games Aspen a record Thursday crowd of over 16,000 people saw Danny Davis make history, an emotional victory for Colten Moore and Chris Devlin-Young defy adversity and age.

Here's all the highlights, news and results you need from Colorado. Enjoy!

Snowboard SuperPipe: Danny Davis goes back-to-back

Men's Snowboard Superpipe Highlights

Danny Davis’ unique snowboarding style reigned supreme once again in Aspen as he stormed to a second straight gold medal in Snowboard SuperPipe - in front of a record Thursday crowd of 16,300 people.

Shaun White, missing in action last year, returned to X Games but could only manage fourth as Davis became just the second man to defend a SuperPipe gold.

Davis has long promoted style and flow over spinning in the pipe and, after numerous failed attempts to make an X Games final, it looks like judges are finally starting to pay attention.

For our full report on Danny Davis’ victory with results, highlights and reaction click here.

Snowmobile Speed & Style: Colten Moore wins gold in brother’s honour

 Snowmobile Speed & Style Highlights 

Speed and Style rookie Colten Moore dedicated his first-ever gold medal in the event to his brother Caleb who died at X Games a year ago.

Caleb Moore sustained fatal injuries in a freestyle snowmobile crash 364 days before his brother took to the same course for his first Speed and Style, looking for a second X Games gold.

Using his freestyle background Colten saw off competition from Joe Parsons in the final, crossing the line in second but earning a score of 90.6 thanks to his superior style.

Cory Davies collected the bronze medal while seven-time gold medalist Levi La Vallee could only manage fourth overall.

“I can’t even explain how awesome this is,” said Colten, who will also compete in Snowmobile Long Jump.

“I’m pumped and I give this to Caleb again. I was definitely nervous. These guys are legends of the sports.”

Click here to watch how Colten Moore won Snowmobile Speed & Style gold.

Mono Skier X: Games oldest athlete wins first gold

 Mono Skier X 2015 Highlights 

Chris Devlin-Young celebrated his first X Games gold as Mono Skier X made its return to X Games after a three-year hiatus.

The American is the oldest athlete in the field this year at 53 years old, twice the age of the youngest of his rivals.

But he beat Brandon Adam, who matched his silver medal from 2011, and Ravi Drugan to the top spot before paying tribute to his family for their support.

“Today was just another race - a really big one - but just another race,” he said.

“Having the support at home to say, 'go be the best you can and I am going to be here to support you and I love you.' That's worth more than any gold medal."

Unified Snowboarding – Speical Olympics event makes debut

 Ty Mahan and Ken Block competing in Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Final 

Chris Klug and Henry Meece combined to take gold in the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding event at a Winter X Games.

Hannah Teter and Daina Shilts won silver while the pairing of Scotty James and Zachary Elder finished in third.

The first-year event sees Special Olympics athletes join forces with an X Games athlete in a dual giant-slalom race.

“This is awesome,” said Klug. “I've been snowboarding for 30-plus years and this is what it is all about.

“Bringing friends together and having fun together. It's super cool and I am proud to be part of it."

And the rest....

Tom Wallisch is leading the way in Men’s Ski Slopestyle after the elimination round, with a top score of 89.66, with Joss Christensen and Alex Bellemare filling out the top three.

In Snowboarder X qualifying Max Schairer posted the fastest time in the men’s event while Eva Samkova set the pace for the women and Mike Shea topped the adaptive standings.

On Day 3 of X Games Aspen 2015 medals will be awarded in Men’s, Women’s and Adaptive Snowboarder X, Snowmobile Long Jump and Snowboard Big Air.

Visit our news page for all the latest news, results and highlights from X Games, or click here to find out what went down on Day 1

 Tom Wallisch competing in Men’s Ski SlopeStyle Elimination 

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