Devin Logan pulled out some of her best tricks but just missed the podium at the European X Games in Tignes, France today. Her first place position in the AFP standings remains unaffected.
“It was a great day overall, I had a few bobbles in my run that kept my scores down,” Logan said of her fourth place finish.
Logan has made the podium in the last five competitions, but this brought her streak to an end. Her run was solid with a lip slide to front 270, to switch left 540 mute grab, to left cork 720 tail grab, to rodeo 540 safety grab. But the opposition was fierce. There was no shortage in talent with off-axis rotations, progression and clean runs. It was snowboarding at its best.
Park City native, Ashley Battersby, finished seventh had a clean run with a left 720 mute grab, left 540 mute grab, to a switch left 900 mute grab, and she was the only woman to do a switch 900. Kaya Turski from the Canadian team continued her impressive line of successes with her sixth win in a row.
“It definitely means a lot to me to win two X Games medals this year. I hope to keep it up. My 1080 wasn’t the prettiest, but I got it to my feet. Rails are definitely my forte,” Turski said.
The Canadians took two of the top positions between Turski and her teammate Dara Howell in third. Australia’s Anna Segal placed second.
“Kaya put down amazing runs, so did Anna Segal and Dara Howell. Kaya and Anna have been giving me a run for my money all winter long and they are always pushing me,” Logan commented.
The European X Games will continue with the women’s halfpipe finals this Friday. It’s going to be packed with talent and action you won’t want to miss!
Whistler, British Columbia will host the next women’s event, the World Skiing Invitational/AFP World Championships, on April 19-22. Check out the competition to see if Devin Logan can hold on to her AFP lead.