http://mpora.com/videos/fcSbR2Mtp Here are some news from the Winter X Games Europe 2011. For those of you who did not follow the action through the official live webcast (or did not speak any French, which is sadly required to follow the action), here’s a slightly convoluted wrap-up of yesterday’s haps. The press release did not contain any pictures, but we found a dodgy ftp link and downloaded all relevant videos. Here you go…
Immediately after the Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe finals that saw Kelly Clark win, the Winter X Games schedule carried on, with the Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe elimination round. This evening the American rider Greg Bretz finished first of the qualifying event in front of a crowd of 14700 spectators.
Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe finals
Kelly Clark (USA) wins her 9th medal and her 4th Gold medal at the Winter X Games. Before this Kelly Clark had already won more medals than any other woman in snowboarding at the X Games, with 8 medals including 3 in gold. Thursday night in Tignes, she added a fourth gold to her exceptional list of medals. Kelly did this only two months after her victory in Aspen where she was the first woman to land a 1080 during a contest. With an Olympic victory in 2002 in the USA and the Dew tour crown this year, nothing seems to get in the way of the snowboarder from Mount Snow in Vermont.
In Thursday’s final in Tignes, Kelly’s first run was to be her best one with a score of 92.66. Her fellow countrywoman Hannah Teter (Olympic champion in 2006) clinches the silver (with 91 points) and her 6th Winter X Games medal. Whereas Queralt Castellet, the Spanish rider that finished third, got her first Winter X Games medal. Sophie Rodriguez, the French rider that finished in third place last year, ends up in 6th place (out of 12) with a score of 77 points for her best run.
Snowboard SuperPipe Women Results
Tignes Thursday March 17th 2011
Name Bib #Score
1.Kelly Clark 121 92.66
2.Hannah Teter 126 91.00
3.Queralt Castellet 120 89.33
4.Kaitlyn Farrington 122 81.66
5.Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas 124 78.00
6.Sophie Rodriguez 125 77.00
7.Elena Hight123 75.33
8.Soko Yamaoka127 72.33
9Ellery Hollingsworth 128 68.33
10Ursina Haller 129 56.00
11Kelly Marren 119 26.33
12Gretchen Bleiler 118 21.33
Bonus Video: Nicholls, Bretz and Aguirre shred the X Games slopestyle course