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Maggie Voisin Becomes First American Woman To Win X Games Slopestyle Skiing Gold

By Karen Price | Jan. 27, 2018, 2:18 p.m. (ET)

Maggie Voisin competes in the women's ski slopestyle final at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on Jan. 14, 2018 in Snowmass, Colo. 


Maggie Voisin was already the only American woman to medal in big air skiing at the X Games, and on Sunday she became the first American woman to win the slopestyle skiing competition when she did so in Aspen, Colorado.

Voisin surged to the top of the standings on her very first run, scoring a 92.33, and despite a fall on the rail section on her second run, no one was able to better what the 19-year-old did initially. By the time Voisin’s third and final run came around, it was a victory lap. 

“I can hardly breathe to be honest,” Voisin told ESPN’s Tom Wallisch. “I’ve been dreaming of this day a really long time.”

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Isabel Atkin of Great Britain finished in second with 88.00 points and Sweden’s Jennie Lee Burmansson won the bronze with 85.00 points. 

Team USA’s Devin Logan, who is the only woman competing in slopestyle, big air and superpipe skiing this week, finished sixth with 78.33 points. Both Voisin and Logan were also named to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team that will compete next month in PyeongChang.

Voisin announced her arrival on the scene four years ago in her X Games debut when she won a surprise silver medal in slopestyle as a 15-year-old in 2014. She then earned her second X Games medal and made history with a bronze medal in big air in Norway in 2017.

She’s now on her way to the Olympics for the second time but hoping to compete for the first time. Voisin made the team in 2014 but suffered a broken right fibula in practice in Sochi and was unable to take part in the Games.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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