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Maggie Voisin And Alex Hall Win Ski Slopestyle Gold And Silver To Close Out X Games Norway

By Karen Price | March 08, 2020, 11:28 a.m. (ET)

Alex Hall competes at the Dew Tour Copper Mountain 2020 on Feb. 8, 2020 in Copper Mountain, Colo.

 

All in all, there was no better women’s skier on the mountain at the X Games Norway this weekend than two-time Olympian Maggie Voisin.

After winning silver in the big air competition on Saturday, Voisin followed it up with the gold medal in slopestyle on Sunday. Not only was she the only woman to medal in both events, but she also added to an already formidable list of achievements at the X Games. 

She came into this weekend’s competition with a total of five X Games medals, including the only gold ever won by a U.S. woman in slopestyle that she claimed in 2018 in Aspen. Now she’s done it twice. She was also the only U.S. woman ever to medal in big air, having grabbed her first medal in the event in Norway in 2017, and now she’s done that twice, too.

Olympian Alex Hall also picked up a silver medal in men’s slopestyle skiing, his second medal of the weekend after winning knuckle huck the night before.

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On Sunday, Voisin started with a technical, clean run to kick things off. She threw down back-to-back 900s on the last two jumps of the course on her second run and moved into first place. She fell on her first crack at the double cork 1260 trick on run No. 3, but held onto the top spot and finished out her day with another consistent run. 

Instead of a traditional scoring system, the X Games has been using a jam format approach and ranks competitors based on overall impression, and Voisin’s consistency throughout the day served her well. At the end of the competition she held the top of the leaderboard while a pair from Switzerland, Mathilde Gremaud and Giulia Tanno, finished second and third, respectively. 

Hall earned his fourth X Games medal on Sunday. The 2019 X Games Aspen gold medalist in slopestyle was in fifth place after the first two runs, but capped his third run with a switch 1440 to jump to second place, then landed a 1620 on the final jump of his final run to keep his position. Again it was a pair of Swiss athletes taking the other two podium positions with Andri Ragettli winning his first X Games gold and Fabian Boesch taking bronze.

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

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