Breckenridge’s Bobby Brown Wins X Games Gold in France
Ryan Summerlin March 16, 2012
Breck’s Bobby Brown picked up another X Games gold medal Thursday, winning the ski slopestyle event at Winter X Games Tignes in France.
Also on Day 2 of the event, Shaun White competed at the Tignes Resort for the first time and won the halfpipe, which had a field of eight riders. His winning run included back-to-back double cork 1080 and double McTwist 1260.
“I would definitely love to return to Tignes next year and defend my gold,” White said about his first trip to the Winter X Games outside the United States. “I was actually nervous, and I don’t get nervous.”
Brown, who now has six X Games medals, was improved on his rail tricks, with the misty 450 Japan over the transfer rail and throwing double cork 1260s in both directions for 95 points on his second run.
“This whole year has been kinda crazy,” said Brown, who last won slopestyle at Aspen in 2010. “I haven’t been skiing the way I wanted. I just wanted to have a good time and ski with my friends, and that showed today. It’s an awesome end to the contest year.”
Brown narrowly beat out Tom Wallisch, who won the event at the Winter X Games 2012 in Aspen in January. Wallisch’s best run was 93.33 points.
The three-day event ends Friday with finals in men’s and women’s snowboard slopestyle, and men’s and women’s skipipe.