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Freestyle Skier Kiernan Fagan Soars To Big Air Silver For Second Youth Olympic Podium

By Olivia Truby | Jan. 22, 2020, 12:16 p.m. (ET)

Kiernan Fagan competes at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 on Jan. 22, 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.


LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Freestyle skier Kiernan Fagan had just about as good of a Winter Youth Olympic Games as one could hope for. 

After his men's slopestyle gold medal on Jan. 20, Fagan maintained his momentum on the hill, taking home the silver medal in Wednesday's big air competition.

"It definitely felt pretty good to get another medal after winning slopestyle," Fagan said after earning silver. "It was super awesome."

After securing his place in the finals thanks to two strong qualification runs, Fagan kicked off his first run of the finals with a switch double cork 1440 blunt grab, earning 88.75 points from the judges.  

But Fagan still had more in the tank. 

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In his second run, Fagan successfully executed a triple cork 1440 mute grab for 94.25 points, a trick that sent him to cloud nine - literally and figuratively. 

"The best moment at Lausanne 2020 was probably my second run right now, landing the triple cork 1440," Fagan explained. "I had friends at the top, we were listening to music and they were getting me hyped up. I got super motivated and came down and stomped it. That was probably one of the best feelings of the trip."

His third-run score didn't beat his first two runs, so Fagan ended the day with 183.00 points for the silver medal.

"It's awesome to get two medals. Everyone is out here sending it, so I'm stoked to get two medals here."

Just like his momentum from his slopestyle gold carried him to the big air silver, Fagan hopes that his performances and medals from Lausanne will carry him into the next year and beyond.

"I definitely feel super good and it's good motivation for the rest of the season,” Fagan said. “I think I can just keep it rolling after this."