Posts Tagged: xgames

Spencer O’Brien Wins X Games Slopestyle Gold

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Spencer O’Brien won her first XGames gold in Slopestyle beating out perennial podium presence Jamie Anderson. O’Brien’s run featured a switch backside 720 and frontside 720, which gave her 2 point lead over Anderson.  O’Brien said getting the gold was a fulfillment of  lifetime goal,  “It somehow came together today. It’s been ten years at X

X Games Drops Events in Europe and Brazil

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ESPN issued this statement today: ESPN today announced it will not continue with X Games events in Barcelona, Munich, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil and Tignes, France.  We are proud to have run world-class competitions for both the athletes and spectators; however the overall economics of these events do not provide a sustainable future path.  The company remains

Kelly Clark 3-Peats in XGames Superpipe

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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

X Games Drops Snowboarder X

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ESPN has announced they’ll be dropping the Snowboarder X and Skier X events from Winter X Games. Snowboarder X has been in every Winter X Games since the event started in 1997. “These decisions are never easy, obviously,” said Tim Reed, senior director of content strategy for ESPN X Games. “We understand the ramifications these

Brits in America: Jenny Jones at X Games

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Brits in America has been following British freestyle skiers and snowboarders as they train in America, one of which is Ms. Jones. In this episode Jenny talks about her injuries and training for and competing in the X Games as she tried, unsuccessfully, to three-peat. Jenny Jones won the Silver medal in Slopestyle at the X Games last weekend.