The action cranked on with history made by the youngest winner in X Games Aspen history. At the ripe age of 14 years and two months old, South Korea’s Gaon Choi won gold at Monster Energy Snowboard Women’s SuperPipe, which marked not only her first X Games appearance but also her first-ever pro-level contest.

On Choi’s fourth run, she landed a clean run with plenty of amplitude, despite the slow conditions. Young Choi delivered a run that included; switch backside 720 melon, backside 540 Weddle, frontside 1080 melon, and Cab 720 truck driver. With this run, Choi surpassed her idol and mentor, Chloe Kim, who was 14 and eight months old when she won gold in SuperPipe at X Games Aspen 2015.

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Kim, often regarded as the reigning queen of women’s SuperPipe, took note of Choi’s big win by commenting on her Instagram, “She’s not so little anymore,” said Kim. “I’ve known her for almost a decade, and now she’s doing big things. I feel like a proud MOM. The future of snowboarding is in good hands,” Kim continued. Quite the nod of approval from the six-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Olympic Gold medalist, Chloe Kim.

Following the event, Choi commented through a translator that she was too ‘overwhelmed with happiness’ to talk about her winning run.

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Taking silver in the event was Maddie Mastro (USA). Her third run included; a huge Frontside double crippler Indy, method air, frontside 720 Indy, Haakon flip melon (inverted 720), frontside 540 Stalefish Skyhook, and backside 540 Weddle.

Rounding out this history-making women’s podium was China’s Xuetong Cai. She took bronze with her third run, which kicked off with a Method air that measured at 9’3" (the highest air of the contest), a frontside 900 Indy, backside 540 Weddle, pop tart melon (air to fakie), Cab 720 Tailgrab.

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