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Women's Skier X Report
Sunday, January 30, 2005
A report from ESPN on the Ski Slopestyle competition at the 2005
Winter X Games on Sunday, January 30, 2005.
TIDSTRAND USHERS IN NEW ERA
Outlasts reigning champ Huttary to earn first Winter X gold
Aspen, Colorado - In the past, if your name wasnít
Karin Huttary or
Aleisha Cline you knew you were pretty much racing for bronze in
Womenís Skiing Skier X. The pair has combined for golds in five
out of the past seven Skier X races, including firsts in the past four.
That all changed on Sunday afternoon at Buttermilk Mountain when
a 19-year-old speed skiing queen from Malung, Sweden named Sanna
Tidstrand shot into the lead and held of Huttary for her first-ever
Winter X Games gold medal.
"I stayed focused and didnít let all the crashing bother me," said
Tidstrand, who watched three of her fellow competitors get knocked
out of the competition with injuries. "Itís unbelievable to win
with such a strong group of skiers. I had my work cut out for me.
My skis were really fast today. I
got the holeshot and never looked back even though I could feel
the others on my back."
Huttary (Innsbruck, Austria) continued her strong performances at
Winter X with a silver medal, her third medal in as many years
(one gold, two silver).
"Second is good," said Huttary. "Itís always good to medal in
this type of field."
Magdalena Jonsson (Nora, Sweden) added a bronze to a pair of
silvers from 2002 and 2001.
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