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Pulling Double Duty, Maggie Voisin Takes X Games Bronze In Slopestyle Skiing

By Karen Price | Jan. 25, 2019, 11:44 p.m. (ET)

Maggie Voisin competes in the Women's Ski Slopestyle final at the 2019 Winter X Games on Jan. 25, 2019 in Aspen, Colo.


Two-time Olympian Maggie Voisin pulled double-duty at the Winter X Games on Friday, competing in both the women’s slopestyle skiing event in the morning and big air skiing in the evening in Aspen, Colorado.

Although her efforts didn’t result in double medals, Voisin nonetheless claimed the bronze medal in the slopestyle final. The 20-year-old from Whitefish, Montana, scored an 87.66 on her second run to get into podium position. She was hoping to move up even more but had trouble on the rail section on her third and final run.

It would have required perfection in order to beat Kelly Sildaru, however. The 16-year-old from Estonia, who won her first X Games gold medal in slopestyle at 13, scored a 99.00 on her last run to improve on her already top score of the day. Reigning Olympic champion Sarah Hoefflin, 28, of Switzerland, took the silver medal in her X Games debut. 

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Voisin competed later in the night in the big air competition but landed only one run and finished eighth. 

Olympian Chris Corning competed in men’s big air snowboarding to cap the day's events and led the field of eight in the 25-minute jam session format through the first couple of runs, but he fell out of podium position and withdrew before it was over after aggravating a pre-existing foot condition. 

The 19-year-old from Silverthorne, Colorado, competed in the X Games for the first time last year and finished fifth in big air and sixth in slopestyle. He is scheduled to compete in the slopestyle final on Saturday alongside Olympic champion Red Gerard. 

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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