Monday, November 24, 2008

Stockholm Big Air

Last weekend the second Big Air of the 2009 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup took place in a snowy Stockholm. Once again and for the third time in a row, the swedish capital hosted this major event in the Stockholm Stadion which was built for the Olympic Summer Games in 1912.
More than 70 riders from 14 nations made the event a highlight of the in-city-contests. Also in 2008, admission to the LG Winterjam was free and the event was shown live on TV. 20,000 fans gather at season's second city Big Air in the Swedish capital.
After Peetu Piiroinen victory in London about one month ago, another Finn, Janne Korpi, took home the Gold Medal in this second Big Air. The 22-year-old winner of the Saas-Fee half-pipe and 2005 Junior World Champion (HP) got back to business and celebrated his fifth World Cup triumph and second back-to-back win at the Olympic Stadion in Stockholm. Chris Soerman (SWE) and Seppe Smits (BEL) rounded up the podium.