With back to back wins at X Games Aspen, Mark McMorris was the odds on favorite to win the competition in Tignes, but we don’t give the gold on assumptions as Sebastien Toutant came out on top after the triple cork demonstration put on in slopestyle.
“I was stoked for Seb already and he absolutely killed it,” McMorris said in a press release. “It was my last slopestyle run of the year contest-wise, and to end it like that I’m happy. That’s the way I wanted to ride and whatever happened happened.”
The Norweigian snowboarders proved they were a Slopestyle force today, with youngster Silje Norendal unseating back-to-back regular gold medalist Jamie Anderson for the win while veteran Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas got onto the podium going from last place to third with her final run.
“I couldn’t be happier,” Norendal said in a press release. “This is such a good event for girls to progress and show what we really can do.”
Norendal lead the competition after her first run, then improved her score to a 93.00 with her second and never relinquished the top spot. Anderson had the final run, keeping Norendal anxiously waiting at the base. However, Anderson’s 85.66 did not come close to unseating Norendal.
The youngest athlete in the competition, American Torin Yater-Wallace repeated as the Ski SuperPipe gold medalist at X Games Tignes 2013. The win continues Yater-Wallace’s streak of making the podium at every X Games event in which he has competed.
In an exciting final, Yater-Wallace battled with fellow American David Wise and hometown favorite Kevin Rolland throughout the competition. Though Yater-Wallace got out to an early lead with his first run, both Wise and Rolland took the top spot with their second runs. However, Yater-Wallace had the final say, improving his score to a 93.66 with his final run.
“I think everybody skied really well tonight,” Yater-Wallace said in a press release. “It was just such a high-level competition. I was so surprised: I couldn’t believe I won again.”
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