Historic trick puts local snowboarder on the podium
Compiled by Steve Breazeale
With 20 seconds left in the women’s Big Air event finals at X Games Aspen, the youngest snowboarder on the mountain provided the biggest moment.
Hailey Langland, a 16-year-old San Clemente native, landed a cab double cork 1080, which is three full rotations mid-air. Langland, who became the first female athlete to ever land the trick in any event at X Games, scored 49 out of a possible 50 points, which vaulted her into first place on Jan. 26.
Langland stood in seventh position before her final run with a combined score of 32, and ended up winning the gold medal by two points.
The medal was Langland’s second time on the podium at X Games Aspen. In 2016, she won the bronze medal in the slopestyle event.
Check out the video below of Langland landing the historic 1080 at X Games:
ICYMI: 16-year-old Hailey Langland earned our first-ever #XGames Aspen Women’s Snowboard Big Air gold medal last night! pic.twitter.com/EZfzo4YEnW
— X Games (@XGames) January 27, 2017
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