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Danny Davis claimed his second X Games gold medal in a row last night, stomping a flawless third and final run that topped 2nd and 3rd place finishers Taku Hiraoka and Iouri Podladtchikov.
Superpipe finals at Winter X Games 2015 were a real eye-opener, with young up-and-comers throwing down alongside some of the biggest names in snowboarding, and what we witnessed, was a changing of the guard of sorts.
Shaun White was back riding the pipe, but despite going massive, was only able to do enough for 4th place. Young Japanese prodigy Ayumu Hirano had a new trick up his sleeve – a cab 1440 double cork, while Iouri Podladtchikov did enough on his first run to stick it out in 3rd place for the duration of the comp.
Danny was consistently putting out some of the most stylish tricks of the evening, with back to back 360s, switch methods and mctwists making his runs an absolute joy to watch. At the time of his third and final run, Danny was sitting behind Shaun, Iouri and Taku in 4th place, but put down one of the smoothest and most technical runs when it counted to post a score of 93.66 – enough for first place.
Take a look at the top three runs over the following pages (use the arrow keys to browse):
Winter X Games 2015 Men’s Superpipe Results:
1st: Danny Davis (USA)
2nd: Taku Hiraoka (JPN)
3rd: Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI)
4th: Shaun White (USA)
5th: David Hablützel (SUI)
6th: Ayumu Hirano (JPN)
7th: Yiwei Zhang (CHN)
8th: Gabe Ferguson (USA)