Last up at the 2017 Freestyle Ski World Championships was the Men's and Women's Slopestyle event on Sunday. After some disappointing weather circumstances all week, the qualifiers and finals were held in the same afternoon. Again braving through the struggling conditions, France's Tess Ledeux shined through with another stunning victory. The World Cup newcomer, at age 15, became the youngest world champion in the history of FIS sanctioned freestyle skiing. Tess's second run execution of both 540's, 720's, and highlighted a backside 450 off the a-frame box led her to a winning score of 85.60. Ledeux completes the 2016/17 season after winning another World Cup in France, and several Silver medals at the Winter X-Games in Aspen and Norway.
And finally, the Men's Slopestyle would provide Atomic with yet another medal at the World Championships. Along with the world's best slopestyle skiers, Gus Kenworthy again showed why he was the Winter Olympic Silver Medalist in Sochi, with another silver in Spain. After a difficult day before not qualifying in Superpipe, the young American started off a bit shaky in his first two runs. However, the determined Kenworthy stepped it up for his final run with style including an impressive switch 2 pretzel 6, followed by another switch 2 to continue 450 out in the technical rail section. His final score of 91.80 was just bested by his American teammate, McRae Williams in the final run.
Atomic Freeskiing is very proud of the commitment by it's athletes to represent themselves and their respective countries. We are very excited to see what is coming up in the next Winter Olympic Games and will continue to support our athletes and their dreams for the gold.
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