Chloe Kim became the first woman to land back to back 1080s in a single run as she won the latest FIS World Cup snowboard halfpipe competition in Park City, Utah, on 6 February. The 15-year-old was joined in victory at the event by fellow American Matthew Ladley.
Kims run was good enough to see off snowboarding star Kelly Clark. Her perfect score of 100 landed her a big victory over Maddie Mastro (92.00) and Clark (89.25). She now leads the overall standings on 1800 points, with Clark on 1600 and Mastro on 1400.
It is just crazy, she said after the run. I cant even put it into words, it is just awesome.
Ladleys score of 95.50 was enough to see off the Japanese duo of Ryo Aono (92.00) and Naito Ando (90.50).
Everything just came together really nicely, he said. I went big, which is always my favourite thing to do. And landing high, clean, smooth riding and I put down a cap double down at the bottom which I sometimes struggle with. But it was really good for me.