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Sweden’s Emma Dahlström claims X Games slopestyle gold

Sweden’s Emma Dahlström claims X Games slopestyle gold

 

Eight of the best female park skiers on the planet took their turn with the slopestyle course at Buttermilk Mountain this afternoon. With the typical best of three-run format here at the 2015 Winter X Games, the ladies battled tough, bringing out their best array of tricks for a shot at claiming the top spot on the podium. While conditions proved difficult due to poor visibility, at the end of the day, Sweden’s own Emma Dahlström prevailed.

Dahlström claimed her gold medal score during her second run through the slopestyle course. The 22-year-old’s run included a 270 onto the first down rail, a 270 out of the second rail, a switch 270 disaster on the third feature, a cork 720 tail, a right 540 Japan and a switch 720 mute.

Watch: Emma Dahlström’s gold medal run.
Watch: Emma Dahlström discusses her victory.

With two places left up for grabs on the podium behind Dahlström, Minnesota’s own Keri Herman and Canada’s Dara Howell took advantage. Herman, who ended up with a brand new X Games silver medal today earned a score of 86.66 on her first lap through the course. Herman wore her signature smile in the finish corral after stomping her run including a nice right 720. Herman ended up ringing her bell on her third run of the day; we’re wishing her well.

Olympic champion Dara Howell also joined the podium party this afternoon. Howell earned her third place result on her final lap through the course, sending a big switch 720 on her final hit to earn a score of 82.00.

Listen: Dara Howell discusses her bronze medal performance.

2015 X Games women’s slopestyle finals, official results

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Congratulations to all of the lady competitors today. Be sure to tune into @FREESKIERLive via Twitter tonight for complete coverage of the men’s big air final.

Related: Nick Goepper wins 2015 X Games slopestyle; secures three-peat

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