Video Of The Week - Snowboarder Makes History At Winter X-Games

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23-year old Norwegien snowboarder Torstein Horgmo, made history on Friday night, after landing the first Big-Air triple cork in the 15-year history of the Winter X-Games. For those of you not familiar with snowboarding lingo, it means performing three 360° flips in mid-air, before making a perfect landing on the snow.

This is not the first time this amazing snowboarder has landed a Big-Air triple cork. In June 2010, he made headlines by becoming the first snowboarder to land one, whilst filming a commercial. However, the conditions then were ideal - It was a perfect sunny day, the ramp he pushed off from was longer and built specially to attempt a trick as big as this and, most important of all, the snowboarder was in perfect health.

Things were a little less ideal at the Winter Games venue in Aspen, Colorado, this Friday. Not only was the jump ramp much smaller allowing for less time to complete all three loops, but also, the landing was icy making it a little more dangerous. However, the biggest challenge was the snowboarder, who was competing with broken ribs! But, none of that seemed to matter!

While Torstein was happy to win the gold, he was not too thrilled at his own performance, which he thought wasn't as perfect or flawless as the one he had landed in June! Judging from the cheers and the fact the he impressed the judges enough to nail the gold medal, we beg to differ.

Resources: espn.go.com,theskichannel.com

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  • brawlstarschamp
    brawlstarschampWednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:42 pm
    WOW
    • puggirl
      puggirlSunday, October 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm
      what happen
      • eddieThursday, April 23, 2015 at 4:52 pm
        sick air
        • BoarderMonday, March 9, 2015 at 4:52 pm
          I a pretty good boarder and in fifth grade and can do decent jumps and that is a dream for the future watching that video and I will put that in the memory box as one of my many inspirations.
          • kiayar
            kiayarWednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:38 am
            That was pretty cool and i'm impressed
            • MattFriday, February 6, 2015 at 5:43 am
              wow i could never do that but i think it was a little too much when he wiped his goggles at someone and punted his helmet in the crowd
              • BILLYTuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:30 am
                WOW! AWESOME!!!!
                • METuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:29 am
                  WOW! AWESOME!!!!!
                  • SnowboardMonday, January 26, 2015 at 7:49 am
                    nice form of a triple back flip, love the ja dings and the sweet start
                    • time bombTuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:16 am
                      yay that was pretty cool i wish i was him but im not but i still like my life.