Julia Marino, of Westport, Conn., goes for X Games Gold on Saturday in Aspen. (photo: ESPN)

Marino Cashes In With Another X Games Medal

Aspen, CO – U.S. Snowboarding athlete Julia “Jules” Marino, of Westport, Conn., had a breakout performance this week at the X Games. After earning a bronze medal in big air on Thursday night, she dominated the slopestyle competition on Saturday, stomping her way to a gold medal. She bested veteran Jamie Anderson of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., who earned silver.

Marino became the first female snowboarder to earn two medals at a single X Games since Lindsey Jacobellis earned medals in both snowboardcross and slopestyle 14 years ago. Marino earned a score of 94.66 for a nearly flawless run that featured a technical rail section and a huge, perfectly stomped Cab double underflip on the final jump.

Julia Marino, of Westport, Conn., goes for X Games Gold on Saturday in Aspen. (photo: ESPN)
Julia Marino, of Westport, Conn., goes for X Games Gold on Saturday in Aspen. (photo: ESPN)

Anderson, who had a rough fall in the big air competition on Thursday night, was in excellent form for her 12th career slopestyle start at X Games. Her first run featured her trademark smooth style, and she held the top spot until Marino overtook her in the second run. Anderson earned her fifth-consecutive silver medal in X Games Slopestyle, remaining podium perfect—she has earned 12 slopestyle medals in 12 appearances.

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Katie Ormerod of Great Britain rounded out the women’s slopestyle podium with a bronze-medal performance. Hailey Langland, of San Clemente, Calif., had a strong showing as well, finishing just off the podium in fourth.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
X Games Aspen 2017

Aspen, CO – Jan. 28, 2017
Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Best
1 Julia Marino 19.33 94.66 94.66
2 Jamie Anderson 91.33 89.33 91.33
3 Katie Ormerod 80.33 30.00 80.33
4 Hailey Langland 73.66 45.33 73.66
5 Silje Norendal 65.66 28.66 65.66
6 Karly Shorr 55.00 11.33 55.00
7 Cheryl Maas 26.33 27.66 27.66
8 Anna Gasser 20.33 24.33 24.33

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