Tuesday Mar 01, 2016

Gold medal runs and highlights from X Games Oslo 2016

It seems like only yesterday we were recovering from the stoke of an epic X Games Aspen 2016. But on this leap year, just as we were given an extra 24 hours on February 29th, we were treated to a bonus X Games in Oslo.

Ten gold medals were up for grabs, more records were broken and athletes penned their names in the history books. Scroll down to watch every single winning run from another awesome instalment of X Games!

Day 1

Nyjah Huston wins 4th straight X Games gold medal

The American superstar became the first ever skater to win four X Games gold medals in a row with a massive score of 93.00 in the Skateboard Street final.

Shane O’Neill picked up his first medal in second place, just one point behind, while Luan Oliveira took home bronze but the sheer quantity and quality of Huston’s trick list was unbeatable.

16-year-old Pamela Rosa upgrades to gold

Two-time silver medallist, Pamela Rosa grabbed her first gold medal at the age of just 16 with victory in the women’s Skateboard Street event.

The Brazilian’s score of 80.33 was enough to see off competition from Lacey Baker and Vanessa Torres who rounded off the podium.

Day 2

Teenager Chloe Kim continues to break records

Chloe Kim became the first athlete ever to win three medals by the age of 16 with her third-straight Snowboard Halfpipe win in Oslo. She stomped back-to-back 1080s to post a 98.00 – the highest score ever awarded to a women.

Ayumu Hirano takes home first gold for Japan

Teenage Ayumu Hirano became the first Japanese snowboarder to win gold at an X Games winter event with victory in the halfpipe. He qualified 5th but went big early with a cab double cork 1440 on his first hit and never looked back.

His score of 94.66 was enough to beat Olympic Champion Iouri Podladtchikov to the top spot with Chase Josey in third.

Day 3

Henrik Harlaut returns to the top of the podium

Sweden’s Henrik Harlaut landed a trick he hadn’t tried for two years to win gold in the Ski Big Air, his first time on the podium since 2014. His Switch Triple Cork 1440 Safety Grab earned him a 97.00. Close behind were Fabian Boesch and Gus Kenworthy.

First ever Women’s Ski Big Air goes to Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen

Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen won gold in front of her home crowd in the first ever Women’s Ski Big Air contest at X Games, earning a score of 94.00 for a huge Switch 1080 Tail Grab.

Cheryl Maas finally wins X Games gold

Oslo local Cheryl Maas earned her first medal in her tenth appearance at X Games as Women’s Snowboard Big Air returned for the first time since 2001.

Her Backside 900 Tail Grab helped her beat New Zealand’s Christy Prior to the win with Norwegian rider Kjersti Buaas taking third.

Yuki Kadono takes narrow win in Snowboard Big Air

Japanese rider Yuki Kadono won his first ever X Games gold medal after an epic battle with Max Parrott in the Snowboard Big Air event. Both riders landed the Backside Triple Cork 1620 Mute Grab but Kadono edged the Canadian by 0.33 with a score of 90.66.

Day 4

Cassie Sharpe denies Maddie Bowman’s five-peat

Canadian skier Cassie Sharpe won her first ever X Games gold medal and stopped Maddie Bowman winning her fifth-straight Women’s Ski Halfpipe title.

Bowman stomped three 900s but couldn’t beat Sharpe’s 88.33 on just her second appearance at X Games since making her debut in Aspen earlier this year.

Torin Yater-Wallace wins on return from injury

Despite missing two months of the season through injury, Torin Yater-Wallace took hom the Men’s Ski Halfpipe gold with an impressive run including an Alley Oop Double Flatspin 1080 that earned him a score of 95.00.

The American finished fifth in Aspen, but topped the podium this time ahead of Alex Ferreira and Gus Kenworthy – all three Colorado natives.