Sunday Jan 25, 2015

X Games Aspen: Day 4 – Chloe Kim makes history, Goepper three-peats

History was made in Aspen on Day 4 of Winter X Games 2015 as Chloe Kim became the youngest ever gold medalist and Nick Goepper edged his way into the ski slopestyle final before sealing an unprecedented three-peat.

There was also epic Ski Big Air action and the return of Snowmobile HillCross. Here's all the highlights you need. Four days down, one to go!

Snowboard Superpipe: Kim becomes youngest ever gold medallist

 Watch Chloe Kim's historic winning run here 

Chloe Kim became the youngest Winter X Games gold medallist in history after she won Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe at just 14 years of age on Saturday night.

The American rider ended the dominant reign of seven-time gold medallist Kelly Clark, who was going for her sixth in a row, but settled for silver.

Kim knocked her 31-year-old rival off the top spot with her final run of the competition which saw her score 92.00, two points better than Clark.

Australian Torah Bright rounded off the podium to take bronze but was well behind a delighted Kim with her a 78.33.

“I’m just so amazed that I was able to land all that and it was so fun,” said Kim. "I just made sure I grabbed everything. I feel so happy to win the gold medal at X Games.”

Ski Slopestyle: Goepper wins third straight gold

Nick Goepper's Winning Ski Slopestyle Run

Nick Goepper sealed his third consecutive ski slopestyle gold medal at X Games despite only making the final at the last minute.

The Olympic bronze medallist didn’t qualify for the finals but made the event after Alex Beaulieu-Marchand withdrew due to injury.

As a result Geopper was first to drop and his opening run turned out to be unbeatable as he recorded a score of 93.66.

Gold medallist in Sochi Joss Christensen finished second with Alex Bellemare of Canada picking up the bronze – their first medals at X Games.

But the day was all about Goepper who took advantage of his good fortune in making the final to land an historic three-peat.

“I just had to do what I came her to do and try to put down a good run,” he said. "X Games is truly the world championship of our sport and it really brings out the best talent in guys.”

In the women’s event, Emma Dahlstrom topped the podium to win her first-ever X Games medal.

The Swedish rider beat Keri Herman of the USA and Canadian Olympic Champion Dara Howell to the top spot with a score of 90.33.

“I think it was on the rails that I got some extra points,” said Dahlstrom. "I was definitely a little nervous but it’s also really nice to see all the girls throw down and I’m just lucky and happy to be on the top today.”

Watch Dahlstrom's Winning Run in Women's Ski Slopestyle

Ski Big Air: Gagnier dominates to win first gold

Vincent Gagnier stormed to his first Winter X Games gold medal with a dominant display in the GoPro Ski Big Air, improving on his silver in 2014.

The Canadian recorded a score of 91 overall to finish way ahead of Bobby Brown and Elias Ambuhl who both got 82 – Brown collected the silver for posting a higher single run score.

Gagnier’s epic high score of 47 came courtesy of his 1260, double bio, double genie and an octo-grab, which he admitted he’d never landed before.

"I did two tricks that I never tried before and they both worked out,” he said. Since 1999 when I first watched the X Games, I've been wanting to do this. It is the biggest contest in skiing. The ultimate goal. The Olympics are not the goal, this is it."

Gagnier's Winning Runs from Ski Big Air

Snowmobile HillCross: Simons leads the way as HillCross returns

Ryan Simons won gold on his Snowmobile HillCross debut as the event returned to X Games after an 11-year absence.

The Canadian had previously won silver and bronze in the SnoCross event and used that experience to take the holeshot in every round of the competition.

X Games rooke Justin Thomas, 19, finished second to pick up silver while Nathan Titus captured the bronze medal.

“I loved HillCros,” said Simons. I’ve never done it before but I ride a lot of big races and my SnoCross background came through.”

Watch The Snowmobile HillCross Final In Full

And the rest…

X Games Aspen 2015 comes to an end on Sunday but not before medals are awarded in Women’s and Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle and Snowmobile SnoCross. The final event of the weekend is the Men’s Ski SuperPipe.

Stick with us on the news page for all the latest news, results and highlights or click here to see what went down on Day 3!

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