It finally happened at this Winter X Games Europe, SPY+’s Louie Vito took top honors as he emphatically earned the Gold Medal in Tignes, France, in front of an impressed and energetic 22,000 crazed fans. The roars and sighs undulated throughout the attentive crowd as Louie threw down his final run, a double crippler to Michalchuk to frontside double cork 1080 to cab double cork 1080 to frontside 1080, moving him into first place with a 93.00 over last year’s Gold Medalist Iouri Podladtchikov’s 91.33 best score.
When asked about his victory, Louis said, „I’ve always had the technical tricks, and haven’t had the amplitude, so I’ve been working on that. Last year I didn’t go as big, and it showed in my score.“
The first run for everyone during that awkward twilight hour that made the Super Pipe walls was really a challenge for all but Podladtchikov who nailed it. His second run was even better and moved him into first place with a 90.33, but it was short lived as Louie killed it.
Louie took home the gold with a 93.00, Iouri Podladtchikov grabbed silver with 91.33 and Christian Haller took bronze with an 82.33.
„It’s great! This is my first X Games gold medal. So obviously, I’m stoked,“ said Vito.
Congrats LV on your huge win!