Kelly Clark Tops All American Podium at X Games Tignes SuperPipe for 3 Peat

Posted By: Katie Magana on March 20, 2013 6:26 pm

Despite the intense, stormy conditions of heavy snowfall and wind, 25,000 spectators watched American athletes dominate at the X Games SuperPipe in Tignes, France. In Women’s SuperPipe Finals, all three podium finishers represented the United States of America and had epic performances. Multi-gold medalist Kelly Clark finished first place to claim her 3-peat gold medal. Following in second was Olympic rider Elena Hight and 16-year-old Arielle Gold in 3rd.

 

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Kelly Clark boosting in SuperPipe | Photo: Germain Ozer / Fluofun.fr

 

Men’s SuperPipe elimination round went down in Tignes with a bang, as well. Two American male athletes made podium finishes. Since legendary Shaun White did not participate to hold his title and win the 7-peat, the door was opened for new competition. Snowboard sensation Louie Vito took first placed with a score of 90.66. Following in second place was New Hampshire’s Scotty Lago and Switzerland’s Iouri Podladtchikov in 3rd. Frenchman Arthur Longo represented his country and finished 6th to qualify for the Men’s SuperPipe final with room for improvement.

 

 Kelly Clark Tops All American Podium at X Games Tignes SuperPipe for 3 Peat

 

Winner Kelly Clark told X Games, “Conditions were really difficult, with heavy snow falling and stopping you from picking up speed. There was no room for even the smallest mistake. I knew I had already won before taking my last run. So going down the Pipe ‘for fun’, with absolutely no pressure was an amazing feeling.”

 

Don’t miss the rest of the action on ESPN/ESPN2 for the 2013 X Games in Tignes.

 

All American podium | Photo: Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images 

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Katie “Sk8ie” Magana is a Long Beach local and CSULB graduate in Recreation who passionately pursues all action sports and adrenaline-filled adventures including skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, dirtbiking and skydiving. Despite multiple broken bones and near-death experiences, her faith in God and love for sports continues to grow and extends to many as an instructor in various youth sport camps.


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