Megan Oldham won back-to-back gold medals at Winter X Games Aspen 2023 with a top podium finish in the women’s freestyle ski slopestyle event.
The Canadian’s pre-tournament confidence was at an all-time high after she won gold in the big air on day one of the X Games. The decisive second run was Oldham, which combined a clean lead with two double plugs and a 720 rodeo.
Switzerland joined it Matilda Gremaud (silver) and Team GB Kirsty Muir (bronze) on the podium. Muir, an 18-year-old from Aberdeen, had a particularly memorable X Games in Aspen as she also won bronze in big air.
Men’s snowboard slopestyle: McMorris breaks X Games medal record with gold
Canadian Mark McMorris added to his wildly impressive X Games resume a gold medal in snowboard slopestyle with an all-time 22 medals, the most of any athlete in history.
McMorris’ experience saw him defend his X Games slopestyle gold ahead of the Norwegian Marcus Kleveland in its fourth and final run of the day.
Kleveland was third in his last run and finished with an impressive 1620 taxi to round out a performance that saw him move up to first place for a while, although McMorris had the last word.
Kleveland, who won his third consecutive gold in big air the night before, was joined by another Norwegian Mons Roisland on the podium. Roisland saved his best run for last and also finished with bronze.
Men’s big air ski freestyle: Forehand scores perfect and wins gold
Beating up always required a seismic effort Birka Ruud in the big air and that’s how it is in the US Mac’s forehand brought to the table to finish with gold.
The 21-year-old scored 2,160 points in his final heat, scoring the second perfect score of the weekend, after Megan Oldham’s performance on Friday. The Connecticut native ended the memorable X Games after winning a silver medal in slopestyle the day before.
Ruud actually finished with bronze as Canada Teal Harle he also had an extraordinary night, scoring 47s and 49s in heats two and four.
Men’s freestyle ski superpipe: Wise gives it a high five
Oldest competitor at X Games Aspen 2023 David the Wise proved that age is just a number, taking home his fifth Superpipe gold medal, rounding off another thrilling event.
The man from Reno, Nevada was hungry to return to the top after winning silver in Beijing 2022 and brought the consistency, amplitude and execution that kept him at the top of the sport for so long.
Another American joined Wise Birk Irving (silver) and Finland Jon Sallinen (bronze), who debuted at the X Games, stood on the podium. Irving succeeded his sister Svei, who had won a bronze medal in the women’s superpipe the day before, while 22-year-old Sallinen became the first Finnish athlete to win a medal in the superpipe.
Meanwhile, an Aspen native and two-time superpipe champion Alex Ferreira he had two serious falls in his first two runs which resulted in him deciding to pass after attempting his final two runs.