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X Games, Aspen – Elena Hight wins Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe gold

X Games, Aspen – Elena Hight wins Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe gold

 

Coming into the 2017 Winter X Games in Aspen, Elena Hight had never won gold, that is until now. The 27-year old two-time Olympian grabbed her first X Games Gold medal 14 years after her X Games debut in 2003. Hight scored 87.33 on her final jump to grab the victory.

China’s Xeutong Cai finished second, followed by American Chloe Kim, who entered as the pre-race favorite, having not lost on the halfpipe in over a year. It was the first time that Kim, who was too young to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics, failed to win a gold medal in her four X Games starts.

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