Christy Prior, a New Zealand snowboarder, has recently won a silver medal in the Big Air at the X-Games in Oslo, Norway.
The 27-year-old kiwi athlete, who is from Kaukapakapa, is a slope-style specialist, and was aiming to land a front side rodeo 720 trick.
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Held at in downtown Tøyen, the competitors had three attempts to get the the highest score. According to a report by The Herald, Prior landed frontside rodeo 720 to record 84.00 points.
“I’m really stoked to put it down in such a new environment – my first scaffolding jump with 20,000 people watching! It was an incredible experience!” Prior said.
The first placer is Cheryl Maas from the Netherlands with a score of 99.33, and Kjersti Oestgaard Buass of Norway came in third with 81.00.
Prior posted a photo of the “biggest scaffold system ever built” on her Facebook page, saying that ut was her first Big Air.
She was the first snowboarder to bring home a medal for New Zealand. This is her thirs X-games appearance–last year, she won a bronze medal in the event.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that Anna Smoothy, a skier from Wanaka, also won at teh Freeride World Qualifier Tour in Jasna, Slovakia.