Horgmo wins X-Games big air with triple cork

Sun 30 January 11

Norway's Torstein Horgmo landed the first-ever triple cork at the Winter X Games to win the Big Air in Aspen

Horgmo wins X-Games big air with triple cork

Horgmo wins X-Games big air with triple cork © Photo: Matt Morning/ESPN Images

Heading into his last run, Norway's Torstein Horgmo knew he needed to land the first-ever triple cork at the Winter X Games to have a chance to win gold at Snowboard Big Air.

He did just that, landing a trick he had only completed one other time in practice.

"That was the second one (triple cork) ever," Horgmo said of his trick. "It feels really good."

Rookie silver medalist Sebastien Toutan's score of 79 was just one point behind the gold medal score of 80.

Sebastien Toutant competes in Snowboard Big Air Final at Winter X Games 15
Sebastien Toutant competes in Snowboard Big Air Final at Winter X Games 15
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"I needed one point to get the gold medal but Torstein got the triple and Sage killed it as well," Toutant said of his performance.

Winner Torstein Horgmo in Snowboard Big Air Final at Winter X Games 15
Winner Torstein Horgmo in Snowboard Big Air Final at Winter X Games 15
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Utah's Sage Kotsenburg scored a 77 to capture the bronze, his first ever Winter X Games medal.

Tyler Flanagan competes in Snowboard Big Air Final at Winter X Games 15
Tyler Flanagan competes in Snowboard Big Air Final at Winter X Games 15
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"It is great to be up here with Torstein and Sebastien," and exuberant Kotsenburg said. "They have been killing it all year and it is pretty sick to be on the podium with them."

X-Games Big Air Results

 

Name

Bib No.

Hometown

Score

1.

Torstein Horgmo

87

Oslo, Norway

80

2.

Sebastien Toutant

85

Montreal, QC, Canada

79

3.

Sage Kotsenburg

78

Park City, Utah

77

4.

Mark McMorris

90

Regina, SK, Canada

73

5.

Scotty Lago

83

Seabrook, N.H.

59

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