Thursday, March 17, 2011

Winter X Games Europe Tignes. Day 1

Kaya Turski (Canada) continues her Women's Ski Slopestyle dominance and won her fourth Winter X Gold Medal: two Winter X golds and now two Winter X Europe golds. Kaya took Gold Medal at the Winter X Games Europe 2011. Keri Herman took silver, and Kim Lamarre bronze. Turski took the lead on her second run, which included a tight rail section and a switch 720 mute grab off the last jump, earning a score of 89.66. Nobody earned a higher score than that, so Turski's third run was a victory lap, one that earned an even higher score, a 92.00. "I was really glad my second run came together after that first run", Turski said.

Kevin Rolland won the Gold Medal at Wednesday night's Men's Ski SuperPipe Finals. The french was a natural crowd favorite, he is from nearby La Plagne, as he won SuperPipe last year at Winter X Europe, as well as at the 2010 and 2011 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Rolland's first run, which included a double cork 12 and an alley-oop flatspin 360 into two switch tricks, scored a whopping 93.00, a full three points ahead of second place's Justin Dorey, from Canada. 15 y.o. Torin Yater-Wallace from Aspen took third with an 88.00.

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