Teenagers steal the show at X Games Oslo

Teenagers steal the show at X Games Oslo

Featured Image: Sami Tuoriniemi

X Games Norway went down this weekend in at the old site of the Oslo Airport, and unless you’ve been perched under a rock, you already know that it was the rookies who stole the show in both the Men’s and Women’s Big Air competitions.

Perched atop scaffolding 133-feet above the ground, veteran X Games competitors such as Henrik Harlaut, Oystein Braaten, James Woods, Alex Hall, Giulia Tanno and Sarah Hoefflin, as well as first-timers Jennie-Lee Burmansson and Birk Rudd, dropped the rollercoaster-like in-run toward the 59-foot gap, over which each athlete threw his or her best tricks, judged on difficulty and overall style.

On the Men’s side, 18-year-old Birk Rudd took home the gold while performing in his home town of Oslo. Throwing a massive triple cork 1620 mute on his second run put him in great position to beat out the rest of the pack, including Harlaut, who placed second, and the reigning Olympic Slopestyle Gold Medalist, Braaten, who placed third.

For the ladies, 15-year-old Jennie-Lee Burmansson was the rider who stole the show, putting down a fantastic first and third run to solidify her victory. Competing with such composure and style at such a young age—she was the youngest invitee at the event—means we’ll be keeping a close eye on the Swede as she progresses in competition. Giulia Tanno took second, while Tiril Sjaastad-Chirtiansen took home the bronze.

Full Results:

Men’s Big Air
Gold – Birk Rudd (85.33)
Silver – Henrik Harlaut (83.99)
Bronze – Oystein Braaten (77.32)

Women’s Big Air Podium
Gold – Jennie-lee Burmansson (77.66)
Silver – Giulia Tanno (73.66)
Bronze – Tiril Sjaastad-Chirtiansen (73.33)

Competition Highlights:

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