After sitting out finals in Beijing last weekend because of a crash in training, Gremaud showed no signs of ill-effects in Atlanta on Saturday, as the 19-year-old powered her way through qualifications in top spot before stomping an insane left double cork 1260 safety on her first hit and right side rodeo 900 lead tail on her final run to earn a two-jump score of 180.75 and her second victory in as many starts in 2019/20.
“I wasn’t doing well in Beijing,” said Gremaud after her win, “I’m happy I skipped it so I could give my all today. It’s great to be out here pushing limits. It makes me so happy. It’s so fun.”
Second place went to Gremaud’s teammate Giulia Tanno, as the 21-year-old earned her third-straight big air runner-up result so far in 2019/20 by putting down a left double cork 1080 safety and a switch left 1080 tail grab for a total score of 175.75. Tanno maintains her hold on the yellow big air leader’s bib with 240 points to Gremaud’s 200, while Johanne Killi (NOR) sits just back in third with 195 points.
Rounding out the podium in third place was Isabel Atkin of Great Britain, who put down a right cork 900 tail and a switch right 900 mute for a score of 164.50 and - somewhat surprisingly for the Utah 2019 world champs bronze medallist - the first World Cup big air podium of her career.