Julia Marino is seeing double this weekend. In her second X Games appearance, she won two medals – just as she did at her first – and continued to show she is a double-medal threat at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
After scoring snowboard slopestyle gold and big air bronze in her X Games debut in Aspen, Colorado, six weeks ago, Marino claimed silver in big air and bronze in slopestyle to lead Team USA’s six-medal haul as X Games Norway 2017. Big air will make its Olympic program debut in PyeongChang.
American athletes won three silvers and three bronzes before the competition concluded Saturday evening.
Jamie Anderson padded her resume as the most decorated X Games slopestyle athlete in history. The reigning Olympic champion maintained her string of reaching the slopestyle podium at every X Games she’s competed, adding another silver to an already gaudy collection that now includes four golds, seven silvers and a pair of bronzes.
Two other American women found the podium for the first time in recent years. Devin Logan, the ski slopestyle Olympic silver medalist who is poised to win her sixth straight AFP overall title, earned her second-career medal by claiming bronze, her first since a silver in 2012 in Aspen. Maggie Voisin picked up her first podium since Aspen 2014 with a bronze in ski big air, her second career X Games medal as well.
Nick Goepper was the only American man to medal in Hafjell. The Olympic bronze medalist in ski slopestyle, he took silver in Norway, his first X medal since a three-peat of Aspen golds from 2013 to 2015.