Ski SuperPipe Women's final
Four-time Winter X Games medalist, Jen Hudak, won her first X Games gold last month in her hometown of Aspen in Women’s Skiing SuperPipe. Competing with a full international field in Tignes, France, Hudak led the pack from her first run through her third run. She was unstoppable.
“My win in Aspen was very emotional with all my family and friends surrounding me, and I seemed more nervous,” Hudak said about the difference between the wins in hometown of Aspen and now in France. “Both events were amazing, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Hudak’s final score was seven points ahead of Canada’s Roz Groenewoud who previously won bronze at Winter X Games 14 in Aspen. France added another medal to their count as Anais Caradeux of La Clusaz finished with a bronze bringing their total to three medals – gold and silver were won by Kevin Rolland and Xavier Bertoni on opening night.
Snowboard SuperPipe Men's final
Switzerland’s Iouri Podladtchikov returned from Winter X Games 14 with a silver medal, a fourth place finish from the Olympics in Vancouver, and can now add gold to that list from his win today at Winter X Games Europe. France’s Mathieu Crepel, who finished tenth at the Vancouver Olympics, was close behind to land the silver.
“The Double McTwist 1260 is a trick I started training for last week,” Podladtchikov said about a trick that won him the competition. “After the Olympics, I took one week off to rest, and started to practice the McTwist, so landing it tonight was a gift.”
Crepel was at the top of his progression in 2007 where he landed the first ever frontside 1260 in Big Air history, and he pulled it out again in tonight’s final. USA’s Louie Vito took home the bronze with the first ever double cork 1080 done three times in a row.
Last month at Winter X Games 14, Kaya Turski and Keri Herman finished one and two, respectively. They repeated their wins during the Skiing Slopestyle competitionat Winter X Games Europe.
The 22-year-old from Pittsburgh (USA) made his first Winter X Games appearance in Aspen last January competing in Big Air and Slopestyle finishing seventh and eighth, respectively. On March, Friday, the 12th, in the Skiing Slopestyle final in Tignes, France, only one point separated Tom Wallisch and USA’s Bobby Brown. Wallisch went all out and landed himself his first Winter X Games gold.
Jenny Jones went into today’s final in the number one spot after she led the entire field in eliminations on Wednesday. Jones takes home her first Winter X Games Europe Slopestyle gold after taking home gold at Winter X Games in Aspen in both 2009 and 2010 – the first woman from Great Britain to earn a Winter X Games medal.
|Silver||Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas|
|6||Charlotte van Gils|