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Monster Energy athletes Henrik Harlaut and Gus Kenworthy claim Gold and Bronze in Men`s Ski Big Air at X Games Oslo, Men`s Ski Big Air Finals
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HENRIK HARLAUT WINS SKI BIG AIR GOLD

Feb 272016

Monster Energy congratulates Henrik Harlaut, of Sweden, on his third X Games Big Air Gold and fourth X Games medal. Teammate Gus Kenworthy takes a respectable bronze. On Saturday evening, the veteran Big Air athlete proved he’s still at the top of his game. Harlaut and five other competitors showcased their best tricks in front of a massive crowd gathered around the 187-foot high jump in downtown Oslo at Tøyen. The field was competitive, but what set the medalists apart was their ability to land clean triple corks or more technical double corks.  The Big Air 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.  After his first run, Harlaut was sitting in 5th place. It was in his second run that Harlaut really upped the ante. Dropping in switch on the 150-foot in ramp, Harlaut threw down a unique switch triple cork 1440 safety to earn the top score of 97.00 and secure the gold. Coming hot out the gate, Monster Energy athlete Kenworthy, of Telluride, Colorado, nabbed Bronze in his first run with a switch double cork 1440 tail with a score of 91.66. Enjoying an all-time season, Kenworthy clenched his third 2016 X Games medal and first-ever X Games Big Air podium in his eighth X Games appearance. This latest podium is a huge milestone for Kenworthy, as he joins Tanner Hall and CandideThovex as the only other ski athletes to podium in all three disciplines: SuperPipe, Slopestyle and Big Air.

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