New Zealand olympic champion in slopestyle Zoi Sadowski-Synnott he brought home the first gold medal on offer X games Aspen 2023, when she defeated a rival from the Antipodes, Tess Coady Australia, to the top of the podium.
Sadowski-Synnott showed why she is one of the Winter Games’ elite athletes by breaking the winning run in her fourth and final attempt this afternoon to jump over Beijing 2022 bronze medalist Coady.
Coady finished runner-up and made Australian history by becoming the first athlete from her country to win a slopestyle medal at the X Games.
Japanese Murase Kokomo, who is better known for what she achieved in big air, ended up with bronze. The 18-year-old caught a truck driver for 1080 on her third run to eventually move her to the podium, which she managed to keep.
Two-time Olympic big air gold medalist Anna Gasser had a difficult afternoon overall. The Austrian legend broke the board after heat 2, capping off a day to be forgotten in an otherwise great career.
Freestyle ski big air: Oldham shocks the course with a perfect score
Megan Oldham made history during an electrifying evening of freestyle skiing at a major aviation event. The Canadian became the first woman to achieve a perfect single-trick score when she made a triple-trick on her third run of the evening.
The 21-year-old defeated the favorite, the current champion Tess Ledeuxby one point. Ledeux had a strong start to the evening, but ultimately missed Oldham, who was determined to push the boundaries of discipline and end an unforgettable evening.
Team GB Kirsty Muir had an amazing night of consistent top runs. The 18-year-old from Aberdeen is the first Scottish female skier to compete in the X Games and continued to make her country proud by breaking a double 1620 stopper in her third run of the night which ultimately ended in a bronze medal.
Snowboard superpipe: Unstoppable James wins fifth X Games gold
Athletes faced exceptionally difficult conditions overnight as heavy snowfall delayed the start by up to several minutes, but that wasn’t enough to deter the Australians Scotty James since winning his fifth X Games Superpipe gold medal.
Donning his red boxing gloves, James’ first run proved decisive as he executed both switch mctwist and switch backside 1260 to ultimately claim his fifth gold in the competition and close the gap to Shaun White a record of eight X Games gold medals in the event.
Swiss veteran Jan Scherrer had a personal best performance, taking home silver while teammate James from Australia Valentino Guseli he finished with bronze and won his first ever X Games medal.
Reigning masculine olympic champion in halfpipe Hirano Ayumu had an unforgettable night as he finished sixth while his brother Hirano Kaishu took one seat above him.
X Games 2023 Aspen schedule
You can find the full dates and schedule of the competition on the official website here.
Saturday, January 28
- Slopestyle snowboarding for women
- Unified snowboard and Special Olympics skis
Sunday, January 29
- Women’s Big Air skis
- Ski Knuckle Huck
- Men’s SuperPipe Snowboard
- Slopestyle skiing men
- Women’s SuperPipe snowboard
Monday, January 30
- Women’s SuperPipe ski jacket
- Big Air Women’s Snowboard
- Big Air Men’s Snowboard
- Women’s slopestyle
- Slopestyle for men
Tuesday, January 31
- Snowboard Knuckle Huck
- Men’s Big Air skis
- SuperPipe men’s ski jacket
Watch X Games Aspen 2023 on TV and online streams
X Games viewers in the US can follow the action on ESPN/ABC, but the event will also be broadcast to many countries around the world on YouTube and Twitch digital platforms.
Full coverage details can be found here.