Roxy team rider, Sarah Burke, took gold in the SuperPipe event at Winter X Games 15 in Aspen. Canadian-born Sarah took her fourth X Games gold medal in the Women’s Skiing SuperPipe in her first major competition since a sidelining shoulder injury and surgery in early March 2010.
Going into the Women’s Skiing Superpipe Finals, Sarah was ranked 6th from the qualifier. The first run was marred by a fall but the win came on a solid second run executing a 900, back-to-back flairs and a 720. Sarah’s 9 measured 11 feet out on the pipe, the highest trick of the night. Sarah’s final score was 91.33 making her the only competitor to break 90, claiming the gold medal. The accomplishment was all the more notable since rehabilitation from injury forced Sarah to only begin practice five days before X Games.
“I think I’m happier about this win than any other win I’ve had,” says Sarah Burke. “It’s been a long road to the gold and this one just felt so good.”