Sebastien Toutant has won X Games Gold in his first ever appearance at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.
The 18 year old Canadian O’Neill rider not only walked away with the Gold Medal in the Slopestyle, but also claimed the Silver Medal in the Big Air competition.
In addition the X-Games rookie also made history posting the highest score ever in the Slopestyle elimination round where he finished top with a score of 97.00 at one of the most important events in professional snowboarding.
“This could be the sickest SS run ever pulled out in a snowboard contest,” said his trainer and O’Neill Snow Team Manager Max Henault. “Three doubles in a row is the new generation of Slopestyle snowboarding. I feel honoured to had the chance to work with a such talented and drilled kid. Since 13 years of age, Seb never stop progressing, pushing the limits of snowboarding to the next level,” he said.
His winning run in Slopestyle netting him a score of 93.00 saw Seb nail a Cab 270 gap to kink, followed by a frontside 270 on the down rail, into a frontside board 270 out into a 50/50 backside rodeo 540. Keeping his speed into the jump section, Toutant threw down a Cab double cork 1260 melon, followed by a frontside double cork 1080 melon, finishing with his signature "Tootsie Roll" - a backside double cork 1080 – now becoming standard tricks from the young Canadian.
The Big Air comp saw Seb throw down a perfect Frontside Double Cork 1080 and a Backside Double Cork 1260.
The spectacular season for this young star – which already includes victory at the Air & Style Beijing and the O’Neill Evolution – has only just begun. With Seb now travelling to the Air & Style in Innsbruck and Munich, the Arctic Challenge in Oslo and the Toyota Big Ait in Tokyo Japan this is just a beginning for the young snowboarder from Montreal, Canada.