Kaya Turski wins European X Games Slopestyle

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 12, 2010 7:54 am

The women of the European X Games Slopestyle competition brought it mightily today. At the end of an entertaining battle, it was Kaya Turski who landed on top. This is her second straight X Games gold medal this year, adding to the bronze in her colelction already. In second, with her second straight silver medal, was Keri Herman. Congrats to Ashley Battersby who won her first X Games medal by grabbing bronze!

Shay Williams of Freeskier Magazine does a great job discussing Kaya’s winning run: “Kaya’s winning: 270 on 270 off, switch 360, switch on forward off, 720, 540, switch 540, rainbox rail to switch, switch 720. Keri Herman spun a bit less, but grabbed the hell out of her left and right 360s and 540s, and she was the only female to utilize the flat-down rail at the top of the course. Ashley also 270ed onto the top box to switch 360 to switch on the flat bar that Kaya did. Ashley’s 540s and switch 720 at the bottom of the course were good enough for a bronze medal for the Utah-resident.”

More to come from the European X Games later today as we’ll report on the men’s slopestyle finals and women’s superpipe finals.

Women’s Final Results:
1) Kaya Turski
2) Keri Herman
3) Ashley Battersby
4) Anna Segal
5) Lena Stoffel
6) Grete Eliassen
7) Sarah Burke
8) Roz Groenewoud