Adrenaline-increasing sports gather fans throughout the world. Especially, when these highly active sports group together to create a once in a year sporting event that happens to occur in one of the most beautiful places in the world. With that being said, I bring to you the 2016 Winter X Games that are held in Aspen, Colorado. With extreme sports, such as: snowmobiling, skiing, and snowboarding with different degree levels in slopestyle, freestyle, and superpipe; its difficult not to lean off the edge of your seat when watching these athletes perform their sport.
Repeat athletes who master their craft are typically the ones to watch as they quickly become the fans favorite. However, sometimes it takes a while for these athletes to earn the respect that they so very well deserve. Unless of course, they are able to perform under pressure and break a record in the process. Kelly Sildaru, an avid skier who at the age of 13, thats right THIRTEEN loves to participate in the sport. Her first appearance as a Slopestyle Skier occurred at the 2015 Dew Tour where she landed a win. Now lets fast forward to this past weekend that consisted of her second total appearance at the 2016 Winter X Games where she successfully achieved winning the gold medal in Slopestyle Woman’s Skis by landing two 900s in her first run to post a score of 93.00. Her win made her the youngest gold medalist at a winter event and the second youngest in X Games history behind Ryan Sheckler. Talk about impressive.
In case you missed it, below is a clip of this gold medal win:
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