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Estonian Kelly Sildaru earns X Games slopestyle gold

BC, Tallinn, 27.01.2020.Print version

Estonian Kelly Sildaru won the X Games women's ski slopestyle competition in Aspen on Sunday, according to the Postimees information reported LETA/BNS. 

This is the fifth gold medal for Sildaru from X Games.

Swiss skier Sarah Hoefflin and Sildaru exchanged spots in the leader's seat until after the third trip down the course, when Sildaru took over for good. Hoefflin sat in second place and tried to put down her best stuff for her last run, but couldn't stick the landing on her second jump. Her less-than-perfect run kept her in second, aspentimes.com reported

Hoefflin's silver brings her 2020 medal count to three, the most by any athlete as of Sunday afternoon. Maggie Voisin of the United States finished Sunday's competition third.

On Friday, Sildaru took gold in the superpipe. She now has nine X Games medals, tying Shaun White for most earned by a teenage athlete. With five golds, she is the sole holder of the most gold medals by any athlete 17 or younger.

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