The X Games Ran This Past Weekend
The Winter X Games XXVII ran from January 27th to 29th. Like before, they took place at the Buttermilk Ski Resort in Aspen, CO. The United States did the best, as shown by how it claimed five gold medals, four silver medals, and five bronze medals. After it, Canada and Norway finished second and third with six medals each, with Canada being slightly better with three gold medals rather than two gold medals.
Highlights of the X Games Aspen 2023:
- Canada’s Megan Oldham claimed not one but two gold medals at the Winter X Games. First, she took the prize for Women’s Ski Big Air by executing the first triple cork in a Women’s Ski or Snowboard competition, thus resulting in the first perfect score of the weekend. Second, she won big at the Women’s Slopestyle Skiing.
- Mac Forehand of the United States did very well by winning a silver and gold medal. For the latter, he had to pull off a 2160 at the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle competition, which earned him the second perfect score of the weekend.
- The Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris set a new record for the most Winter X Games medals by winning the gold medal for Men’s Ski Slopestyle. Previously, he had been tied at 22 medals with the U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson. McMorris’s win was particularly impressive because he didn’t overtake the world champion Marcus Kleveland until the final run.
- South Korean snowboarder Gaon Choi has earned the country its first Winter X Games medal by winning the Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe competition. Moreover, her feat was remarkable for two reasons. One, Choi won a gold medal. Two, she is 14, meaning she is the youngest individual to win the competition.