Three-Peat…Again! Kaya Turski Wins Her Third Consecutive Winter X Games Women’s Ski Slopestyle Gold
Twenty-three year old Canadian, Kaya Turski kick started the 2012 Winter X Games Tignes with a gold medal victory. The young Oakley rider was the first ever to three-peat in Winter X Slopestyle, which she accomplished in January in Aspen. Her win in France made her the first ever athlete to DOUBLE three-peat at two X events. Kaya had previously won the Slopestyle gold at the Winter X Aspen Games from 2010-2012 and now she has claimed the top spot for the past three years at Winter X Games Tignes as well.
“It definitely means a lot to me to win two X Games medals this year, she said. “I hope to keep it up.”
Earning the highest score of the day (92.66), Kaya’s second run featured a switch 450 onto the box, a 540, a switch left-side 360 and a switch right-side 720. The gold was virtually in the bag for Kaya at that point, but that didn’t stop her from going huge on her third and final run. She threw down a switch 1080 – a trick that only she and freeskier Maria Bagge have ever landed.
“It wasn’t the prettiest,” Kaya said about the trick, “but I got it to my feet.”
The course in Tignes featured three rails, which played to Kaya’s advantage.
As a rider known for her rail skills, Kaya believed she earned the majority of her points for her style on the rail features in France.
Congrats to Kaya on her win and for setting the example for the Oakley team in France. Stay tuned for more Winter X Games Tignes updates…