There has never been a skier at Winter X Games to four-peat in any skiing discipline. Many have tried including the likes of Sarah Burke, Simon Dumont, and Tanner Hall to name just a few. However, just this afternoon we witnessed history being made as France’s Ophelie David finally broke the curse and became the first skier to accomplish the impossibly difficult feat.
David would have to fend off the likes of Canadian girls Kelsey Serwa and Ashleigh McIvor, who finished 2nd and 3rd place respectively. The French skier would make her strategic move halfway through the course allowing her to pass Serwa and McIvor, and would remain in the lead the remainder of the final heat.
Speaking of Canadians on the Skier X podium, the Men’s Skier X Final was completely dominated by the Canadian skiers. Canadian-born and Vail-dwelling skier Chris Del Bosco would lead the charge as he would remain in 1st his entire way down the winding course. Nipping at his heels would be fellow countrymen Dave Duncan and Brady Lemen, who would complete the all-Canadian male podium.
With top American threats Casey Puckett and Daron Rahlves both suffering injuries at Winter X Games 14, it’s possible this could be a preview to the medal contenders at next month’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver.