Maggie Voisin stands on the podium at the 2020 U.S. Grand Prix on Jan. 31, 2020 in Mammoth, Calif.
Maggie Voisin became the first U.S. woman to medal in big air skiing at the X Games, and now she’s the first to do it twice.
Three years after winning bronze at the X Games Norway 2017, the two-time Olympian won the silver medal on Saturday in Norway for her sixth career X Games medal. She was edged at the end of the competition by 18-year-old Megan Oldham of Canada, who slid into the top spot after her last run to win her first-ever X Games medal.
As was the case in Aspen, the X Games used a jam format rather than a traditional scoring system. Athletes were given a set amount of time to get as many jumps as they could and were ranked on overall impression.
Voisin’s bounty comes after finishing sixth in big air in Aspen in January and earning the bronze medal in slopestyle. It was her first competition since having surgery on her left knee in April 2019.
The 21-year-old from Whitefish, Montana, became the first American to win X Games gold in ski slopestyle in 2018, and also earned a silver medal in her debut in 2014. In addition to her bronze in big air in 2017, she also won bronze in slopestyle in 2019. She will compete in slopestyle on Sunday.
Voisin remains the only American woman to both medal in big air and win slopestyle at the X Games.
In 2014 Voisin was the youngest U.S. athlete qualified for the Olympic Winter Games Sochi at the age of 15. Unfortunately she fractured her fibula in training and never got the chance to compete. She made her second team in 2018 and finished fourth in slopestyle in PyeongChang.
In world cup action this season, Voisin had a third-place finish in slopestyle at the U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain in California shortly after the X Games Aspen.