Oslo, Norway (PRWEB) February 29, 2016
Monster Energy congratulates its athletes on an amazing four days of competition at the inaugural X Games Oslo 2016. The team took a total of 10 medals (including 5 gold) across Snowboard, Ski, and new to Winter X Games, Skateboard.
Check out monsterenergy.com for exclusive photos, videos, and contest recaps loaded up all weekend, straight from Oslo. Team highlights include:
In Skateboard Street Nyjah Huston took gold in one of the closest finals in X Games history. The 21-year-old from San Juan Capistrano, California earned his 10th career X Games medal in front of a capacity crowd at the brand-new Skur 13 Skateboard Street venue in Oslo’s Tjuvholmen (Thief Island) neighborhood. This marks Huston’s fourth consecutive X Games Gold medal, while his Monster teammate Shane O’Neill took home Silver, celebrating his first-ever career X Games medal.
In Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Chloe Kim won gold and made history yet again by not only becoming the youngest X Games competitor in history to win three straight gold medals, but also by earning the highest score ever awarded to a woman in Snowboard SuperPipe with a 98.00. With another convincing victory in Oslo, at just 15-years-old Kim’s unmatched amplitude as well as progressive trick combo’s solidified what’s becoming common knowledge in the snowboard world —Kim is far and away the best women’s halfpipe rider today and is not only the future of women’s snowboard superpipe, but is defining the progression of the event.
In Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Japan’s Ayumu Hirano threw down the most spectacular run of the night taking his first gold at X Games Oslo. At just 17-years-old, not only was this a personal best for Hirano, but it was also the first gold medal awarded to a Japanese athlete at X Games. Olympic gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov claimed his third X Games silver.
In Men’s Ski Big Air Henrik Harlaut, of Sweden won his third X Games Big Air Gold and fourth X Games medal, and Teammate Gus Kenworthy took a respectable bronze. The win was a huge milestone for Kenworthy, as he joins Tanner Hall and Candide Thovex as the only other ski athletes to podium in all three disciplines: SuperPipe, Slopestyle and Big Air.
Emma Dahlström, of Sweden, took a bronze in the inaugural X Games event for Women’s Ski Big Air marking her second X Games medal.
Cassie Sharpe, of British Columbia, Canada, took her first X Games Gold and first-ever X Games medal in Women’s Ski SuperPipe. The 23-year-old rookie claimed the top spot, not just once, but three times on the 520-foot Superpipe. Ousting reigning queen of Ski Superpipe Maddie Bowman, Sharpe earned winning scores on all three of her runs. The announcers pointed out that she could have won on her first run, but instead Sharpe continued to push for better each time.
In Men’s Ski SuperPipe Kenworthy took his second X Games Oslo 2016 Bronze medal. Known as freeskiing’s most versatile athlete, Kenworthy has now clinched his fifth X Games medal—four of which he’s earned this season. The 24-year-old boasts one of freeskiing’s most diverse hardware collections.
For more information, visit http://www.monsterenergy.com this week to score all the exclusive updates from X Games Oslo 2016 including photos, videos, and contest results as they happen. Follow Monster Energy’s Facebook, Instagram & Twitter for exclusive behind-the-scenes looks in Oslo.
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