Kelly Clark 3-Peats in XGames Superpipe

Kelly Clark edged Elena Hight by a mere .33 to win her 3rd consecutive XGames Gold. Hight had thrown down a history making backside ally-oop double rodeo 900 that had put her into the lead for most of the Women’s Final.  Still Kelly Clark managed to pull off the win on the last run of the night. Clark’s run featured her signature amplitude with technical tricks like frontside 1080 to a cab 720 to a frontside 900.

Aspen, CO – January 25, 2013 – Buttermilk Mountain: Kelly Clark during Snowboard SuperPipe Women’s Practice at X Games Aspen 2013. (Photo by Matt Morning / ESPN Images)

“It’s amazing being here and claiming gold for the third time in a row.” Said Clark.  “I only won by a small margin, but tonight was not about my win, it was what Elena has done for Women’s Snowboarding, I’m so proud of her.”

Aspen, CO – January 26, 2013 – Buttermilk Mountain: Elena Hight during Snowboard SuperPipe Women’s Practice at X Games Aspen 2013. (Photo by Eric Bakke / ESPN Images)

16 year old XGames rookie Arielle Gold, who made the finals after Gretchen Bleiler withdrew for medical reasons, took the Bronze.

Aspen, CO – January 26, 2013 – Buttermilk Mountain: Eelana Hight, Kelly Clark and Arielle Gold on the podium after competing in Snowboard SuperPipe Women’s Final during X Games Aspen 2013. (Photo by Gabriel Christus / ESPN Images)

XGames Women’s Superpipe Final Results

1. Kelly Clark 869 Mammoth Lakes, CA 90.33
2. Elena Hight 871 South Lake Tahoe, CA 90.00
3. Arielle Gold 874 Breckenridge, CO 85.00
4. Torah Bright 867 Cooma, AUS 82.00
5. Hannah Tetter 873 South Lake Tahoe, CA 81.00
6. Queralt Castellet 868 Barcelona, ESP 78.00
7. Kaitlyn Farrington 870 Sun Valley, ID 64.33
8. Maddy Schaffrick 872 Steamboat Springs, CO 25.00

 

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