Maddie Bowman three-peats; wins 2015 X Games superpipe

Maddie Bowman three-peats; wins 2015 X Games superpipe

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The first event of the 2015 Winter X Games is in the books. The ladies kicked things off in the superpipe this evening here in Aspen, Colorado. As the contest began, the flakes (and the women) started to fly. Each of the eight competitors threw down their best stuff, but at the end of the night it was Olympic champion and two-time X Games gold medalist Maddie Bowman who stood atop the podium.

From her very first bout with the pipe, it was clear that Bowman owned the night. The California gal cruised to the top of the podium with right 900, a left 540 tail, a mute grab, an ultra smooth and stylish left corked 900, and a right side 720 into a switch left 720 to finish off her run. By claiming a gold medal with a score of 85.66, Bowman marks the first female to win three consecutive gold medals at the Winter X Games since the late, legendary Sarah Burke.

“Every time we go out skiing we try to make [Sarah] proud. I hope we made her proud tonight,” said Bowman after claiming her three-peat.

Maddie Bowman discusses her 2015 X Games superpipe gold

Japanese pipe slayer Ayana Onozuka (silver) and Californian Brita Sigourney (bronze) rounded out the podium this evening. Onozuka consistently boosted her signature airs throughout her runs, posting a score of 83.33. Brita Sigourney locked up the bronze medal position with a score of 78.66. The 25-year-old out of Carmel, CA was all smiles as she stood proudly next to her good bud, Bowman, on the podium.

Listen: Brita Sigourney discusses her bronze medal night

Notable performances were shown by Angeli VanLaanen, who showed off some massive airs throughout the night, ending up in the fourth position. Also, Annalisa Drew battled a recent collarbone injury throughout the evening, and managed to get up after a tough slam on her first run and continued to ski in tonight’s competition.

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To catch more of the high flying shenanigans at this year’s Winter X Games, be sure to tune into @FREESKIERLive on Twitter and ESPN via your television. Click here for a complete schedule of the 2015 Winter X Games.

Related: Maddie Bowman takes the cake at the 2014 Winter Dew Tour

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