Kelly Clark sticks a 1080 in X-Games Halfpipe

Sun 30 January 11

Womens halfpipe officially progressed to a new level as Kelly Clark lands the first ever 1080 in Women's Snowboard SuperPipe history to capture the gold in the X-Games 15 halfpipe finals.

Kelly Clark sticks a 1080 in X-Games Halfpipe

Kelly Clark sticks a 1080 in X-Games Halfpipe © Photo: Tomas Zuccareno/ESPN Images

Saturday night was a night of records on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. In front of a Winter X Games single-day record crowd of 41,800, Kelly Clark executed the first ever 1080 in Women's Snowboard SuperPipe history to capture the gold.

"It was an incredible night," Clark said. "I would have been happy to do either tonight, win the gold or do the 1080. So to do both is incredible."

With the win, Clark captured her eighth Winter X Games medal, more than any other woman in the SuperPipe.

21-year old Kaitlyn Farrington won the silver medal - her first Winter X Games medal - with a score of 85.66 which she attained on her first run.

Elena Hight wins Bronze at Womens Snowboard SuperPipe at Winter X Games 15
Elena Hight wins Bronze at Womens Snowboard SuperPipe at Winter X Games 15
Photo: Tomas Zuccareno/ESPN Images

"I was super excited to just land my first run," said an exuberant Farrington. "I knew that I could just go for it after that and do what I wanted to do with a solid run under my belt. I am just really excited."

With a top score of 80.00, the bronze medal went to Elena Hight.

"I always come out to here to have fun and it's just good to do this in front of this crowd," said Hight.

Kelly Clark wins Womens Snowboard SuperPipe at Winter X Games 15
Kelly Clark wins Womens Snowboard SuperPipe at Winter X Games 15
Photo: Tomas Zuccareno/ESPN Images

Last year's winner and Aspen native, Gretchen Bleiler finished sixth.

Womens Superpipe finals results

 

 

Name

Bib No.

Hometown

Score

1.

Kelly Clark

132

Mount Snow, Vt.

92.33

2.

Kaitlyn Farrington

143

Sun Valley, Idaho

85.66

3.

Elena Hight

129

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

80.00

4.

Soko Yamaoka

135

Nagano, Japan

70.00

5.

Queralt Castellet

145

Barcelona, Spain

67.66

6.

Gretchen Bleiler

120

Aspen, Colo.

27.66

For more information visit the official Winter X-Games 15 website

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