X Games Ski Slopestyle Sees Firsts

New records set in both genders


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Both the men’s and women’s ski slopestyle events saw new records set at the Winter X Games on Thursday in Aspen, Colorado. Kaya Turski became the first woman to land a switch 1080 in the history of ski slopestyle on her way to winning her third-consecutive X Games gold medal in the event. “I was sitting in third place already so I had a medal,” Turski said. “That kind of eased it and I just went for it.” Tom Wallisch won gold in men’s slopestyle with a score of 96.00—the highest ever for the event. The previous record was 95.00. In the snowmobile freestyle competition, also on Thursday, Colten Moore won his first X Games gold medal after tumbling more than 100 feet from his snowmobile in an qualifying run.

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