Winter X Games 2016: Results, Medal Winners, Trick Highlights from Sunday

Mike Norris@@MikeNorrisBRFeatured ColumnistJanuary 31, 2016

ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 28: Dusk settles over the superpipe at the Winter X Games 2016 Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain on January 28, 2016, in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Chris Council/Getty Images)
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The final day of the 2016 Winter X Games on Sunday once again provided fans with plenty to talk about until next year's event.

Competitors winning their first gold medal has been a recurring theme during the games, and another four did so on Sunday in just five events. 

Here's a look at the medalists of the final day as well as some reaction from around the Web:

2016 Winter X Games: Day 4
Men's Ski Slopestyle FinalCompetitorsBest Run
GoldJossi Wells90.00
SilverGus Kenworthy87.33
BronzeOystein Braaten84.33
Snowboarder Adaptive FinalCompetitorsFinals Time
GoldMatti Suur-Hamari1:04.820
SilverAlex Massie1:05.531
BronzeBen Tudhope1:08.609
Men's Snowboarder X FinalCompetitorsFinals Time
GoldJarryd Hughes0:59.292
SilverAlex Pullin0:59.332
BronzeKonstantin Schad0:59.522
Women's Snowboarder XCompetitorsFinals Time
GoldLindsey Jacobellis1:00.957
SilverEva Samkova1:00.998
BronzeNelly Moenne Loccoz1:02.943
Women's Snowboard SuperPipe FinalCompetitorsBest Run
GoldChloe Kim95.00
SilverArielle Gold86.00
BronzeCai Xuetong80.33

The week was filled with many firsts—and records—including 13-year-old Kelly Sildaru becoming the youngest competitor on Friday to win an X Games gold medal. However, it was another youngster Sunday who may have one-upped Sildaru.

With a gold medal in the Women's Snowboard SuperPipe, 15-year-old Chloe Kim became the first athlete under 16 to win two gold medals, per the X Games:

The American gave an up-close look to what it's like to tackle the SuperPipe, per the X Games:

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When it came to competition, she reached new heights, per ESPNW:

The teenager proved to be a bit prophetic when she tweeted after an earlier run left her wanting more:

Kim wasn't the only woman making waves at the games, as veteran Lindsey Jacobellis showed why she is considered one of the best Winter X Games competitors ever. Her gold medal in the Women's Snowboarder X event was the 10th of her illustrious career. The 30-year-old has learned a few things over the years, per Jason Blevins of the Denver Post

"Throughout the whole week I was really analyzing different lines and different jump tactics because I knew I would not probably have the fastest start, and I wanted to have other tricks in my bag and options throughout the whole course," she said.

The day began in the late morning with the Men's Ski Slopestyle, as New Zealander Jossi Wells took home a relatively convincing victory with a best run of 90.00. Triathlete Tony Dodds congratulated Wells on his first gold medal and shared a video of his winning run:

The 25-year-old was happy his mother was there to witness his feat, per TVNZ"To have her here when I have won the gold...I’m speechless," Wells said. 

Although he did not medal, Andri Ragettli, who took sixth in the event, did provide some trick highlights by completing back-to-back triple cork 1440s, per the X Games:

Finland's Matti Suur-Hamari won the morning's second gold when he claimed victory in the Snowboarder X Adaptive with a final run of 1:04.820. It was his first gold after he took sixth last year in his first X Games.

He didn't seem to mind the blistery conditions while celebrating his victory, per the X Games:

Yet another competitor won his first X Games gold medal when Aussie Jarryd Hughes won by a slim margin in the Men's Snowboarder X. Hughes competed in a World Cup race in Germany last week, but his mind was in Aspen even then, per Blevins.

"All I could think about was winning gold here," Hughes said. "It was a tough race and everyone was killing it," Hughes said. "I made a lot of mistakes that last run but I just raced my race and did it."

The 20-year-old wasn't kidding when he said it was a tough race. The X Games shared a shot of his photo finish:

It was four days of extreme sports—and weather—that gave X Games fans everything they could have wanted and more. Aspen has been the host of the games since 2002, and the athletes will be back next year for the 16th year in a row.

While there is no doubt those games will be entertaining as well, it is going to be hard to top the 2016 version of many firsts for athletes young and old.


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