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Emma Dahlstrom Earns Bronze in X Games Oslo Women`s Ski Big Air
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EMMA DAHLSTRÖM WINS BRONZE

Feb 272016

Monster Energy congratulates Emma Dahlström, of Sweden, on her second X Games medal, a Bronze in Women’s Ski Big Air. In front of a sold-out crowd in downtown Oslo at Tøyen, the 23-year-old Dahlström and five other female competitors made history and threw down their best tricks in the first-ever X Games Women’s Ski Big Air competition.  The massive 70-foot jump is the first scaffolding jump at a X Games event since the 1999 X Games San Francisco, and the construction—led by Stageco Staging—took 13 days, with 45 people involved in the build out. One of the largest Big Air Jumps in X Games history – the top of the in-run is the same height as Oslo City Hall.  On her first run, Dahlström fell on her landing. Determined to make the history books of action sports, the sans-poles skier battled back in her second run. She dropped switch into the 150-foot in ramp with notable speed and pluck, which gave her the amplitude she needed to perform a smooth switch 720 with a solid mute grab. Earning a score of 86.00, Dahlström was able to edge out 13-year-old Kelly Sildaru sitting in third and claim a spot on the podium.

In this inaugural X Games event for Women’s Ski Big Air athletes, it seemed clear that the female field proved that they can indeed “hang” on uber-large jumps that have been solely reserved for their male counterparts.

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