X Games Aspen 2022 Highlights

X Games Aspen 2022 Highlights

Halfpipe Gold for Sildaro

In the absence of Chinese American Elaine Gu, three-time medalist last year, Estonian Kelly Seldaro found a taste of victory in Half Pipe (but seventh in downhill style). Since her first post on 13 in 2016, she has collected 6 titles for 10 medals in total.

Sadowski-Synnott gold double against American legend Anderson

At the age of 31, American Jamie Anderson improved her medal record in the X Games (21), adding two silvers this weekend in Aspen. The Olympic double champion was defeated only by New Zealand star Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, who (like Ledeux) won the gold double in figure skating and downhill air. The 16-year-old Olympic bronze medalist (in the big air), two-time world champion in swimming, sent a strong message to the competition two weeks before the Olympics.

McMorris still beats Shaun White

21 Winter X Games medals, of which 10 are gold. By dominating the downhill event for the sixth time, Canadian Mark McMorris broke the record held by three-time Olympic champion Shawn White on Saturday. 10 times winner of the X Games (plus 8 in silver and 3 in bronze), Mark, already the holder of the most medals in the winter edition (beating Shaun White in 2020), will be one of the favorites to win the Olympic title in Beijing.

Complete confidence before the Olympics

While some decided to skip this US version of the X Games two weeks before the Beijing Olympics, due to the health crisis or to avoid travel fatigue, the gold medalists certainly gained Beijing’s confidence. This is the case of Alex Hall (big air skating), Andri Ragettli (alpine skating), Markus Cleveland (big figure skating), and Nico Porteous (half-pipe skating), the winners of the Aspen.

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