Colby Stevenson wins slopestyle gold, Choi Gaon makes superpipe history as Iwabuchi Reira and Marcus Cleveland win major gold

Beijing 2022, major silver medalist Colby Stevenson won the first gold medal on offer on Day 2 of the men’s slopestyle skiing competition at the Winter X Games Aspen 2023.

Stevenson was always going to be a major threat on home snow and that proved to be the case as the Park City, Utah native turned in his most consistent performances of the day to top the podium.

He was joined on the podium by a 21-year-old American Mac forehandwho won silver, and to Norway Ferdinand Dahl, who finished with the bronze.

USA Alex Hallwho won the 2022 Olympic men’s slopestyle titleand won 2019-2022 X Games titles in slopestyle, big air and floor, had a day to forget as he finished in seventh place.

of Switzerland Andrii Ragetly, the 2021 slopestyle world champion and three-time X Games winner, who is coming back from injury and agonizingly missed out on a medal at Beijing 2022 after qualifying in first slopestyle position, finished just short of the podium in fourth.

Women’s snowboard superpipe: Choi Gaon becomes the youngest gold medalist for women’s superpipe

step aside Chloe Kim. There’s a new young star in town in the form of a 14-year-old Choi Gaon.

The Republic of Korea sensation became the youngest gold medalist in X Games women’s superpipe history, surpassing her idol Kim’s long-standing record.

Choi was in a head-to-head battle with the US Maddy Maestro for first place, but in the end, the ninth grader came out on top, making the most consistent runs and performing the most technically difficult tricks. Mastro, for his part, successfully performed the double crippler trick on this stage for the first time, but ended up with a silver medal.

Star of the People’s Republic of China Cai Xuetong finished with a bronze medal in his eighth X Games appearance.

Women’s freestyle skiing superpipe: Atkin wins first X Games medal

Zoe Atkin brought home her first X Games medal and she made it count by winning the gold after battling the harsh weather conditions alongside her competitors.

Atkin saved her best run for last, edging out the silver medalist Rachel Carker at the very end. Atkin demonstrated amplitude in blizzard-like conditions to come out on top.

Native of Colorado Swea Irving finished with bronze as he moved onto the podium in his final run.

All contestants had a special spectator in the audience Ill (Eileen) Gu after she injured her knee in slopestyle training earlier in the weekend.

Women’s snowboard big air: Iwabuchi adds gold to continue after breakthrough night

The Women’s Snowboard Big Air event was perhaps the most historic and electrifying of this Winter X Games Aspen 2023 so far and was Iwabuchi Reira which topped the podium with its perfectly executed triple underflip cabin that was an exclamation point on the flawless performance.

The young Japanese star won her first gold medal of the competition, ahead of New Zealand Olympic slopestyle champion Zoe Sadowski-The Son with one point.

of Canada Laurie Blouen ended up with the bronze medal after landing a triple bottom flip in the booth on his final run after trying it all evening. Her score of 48 was the highest single trick score of the evening.

Men’s snowboard big air: Cleveland runs away with third straight gold

of Norway Marcus Cleveland made it a treble as he scored an impressive 96 on the night, six points ahead of his nearest rival, Otsuka Takeru.

China’s 18-year-old sensation Su Imin won his first X Games medal in emphatic fashion, scoring a remarkable 48 points on his final run of the night to jump into bronze medal position with places to spare.

X Games 2023 Aspen schedule

You can find the full race schedule and schedule on the official website here.

Saturday, January 28

  • Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle
  • Special Olympics Combined snowboarding and skiing

Sunday, January 29

  • Women’s Big Air Skis
  • Knuckle Huck Skis
  • Men’s SuperPipe snowboard
  • Men’s slopestyle skiing
  • Women’s SuperPipe Snowboard

Monday, January 30

  • Women’s SuperPipe skis
  • Snowboard Women Big Air
  • Men’s Big Air Snowboard
  • Women’s slopestyle skiing
  • Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Tuesday, January 31

  • Knuckle Huck Snowboard
  • Ski Big Air Men
  • Men’s SuperPipe skis

Watch X Games Aspen 2023 on TV and online streams

X Games viewers in the US can follow the action on ESPN/ABC, but the event will also be streamed in multiple countries around the world on digital platforms YouTube and Twitch.

Full coverage details can be found here.

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