2013 Winter X Games Wraps Up

White wins sixth straight gold

    Photo: Philip Nelson/Flickr

The 2013 X Games wrapped up yesterday at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, and, as is generally the case, Shaun White took gold in the men’s snowboard superpipe event. White easily won the premier and final event of the competition for the sixth straight year on Sunday with a score of 98.00. Ayumu Hirano, a 14-year-old from Japan—to repeat: born in 1998—finished second with a 92.33. White, who is 26, was the oldest person in the competition.

Some other notable results: 18-year-old American Nick Hoepper won gold in men’s ski slopestyle, while Norway’s 17-year-old Tiril Sjastad Christiansen, an X Games rookie, won for the women. American Kelly Clark—an X Games geezer at 29—won the women’s snowboard superpipe. White finished fifth in snowboard slopestyle, won by 19-year-old Canadian Mark McMorris, while 22-year-old American Jamie Anderson won the women’s event.

The snowmobile division featured some notable crashes over the last few days. Brothers Caleb and Colten Moore were both hospitalized with serious injuries on Thursday after making individual mistakes on the same jump. Later in the competition, Jackson Strong lost control of his sled in a spectacular miscalculation that could have ended very badly:

For complete results, check out the official X Games site.

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