Of the six podium places up for grabs in the World Cup halfpipe contest at Copper Mountain, the Americans walked away with five of them – the least surprising of which was Chloe Kim bagging yet another victory in the women’s event.
It wasn’t a safety run by any means, however, with a huge frontside 1080 into a stylish cab 7 among the highlights.
“Ben Ferg immediately impressed with an ace back 1 drop-in”
Compatriots Maddie Mastro and Kelly Clark – with her sights on a record fifth trip to the Olympics – would have to settle for 2nd and 3rd place respectively, after putting down runs that were solid if not inspired.
From what we saw in Copper, the ‘lympic crown remains Chloe’s to lose.