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Canada’s Megan Oldham makes freestyle history winning X Games gold – Toronto Sun

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Published Jan 28, 2023  •  Last updated 57 minutes ago  •  1 minute read

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Megan Oldham, of Canada, executes a trick in the Big Air World Cup freestyle skiing finals in Copper Mountain, Colo., Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.
Megan Oldham, of Canada, executes a trick in the Big Air World Cup freestyle skiing finals in Copper Mountain, Colo., Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Photo by Hugh Carey /THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ASPEN, Colo. — Megan Oldham of Parry Sound, Ont., won Winter X Games gold in women’s freestyle big air Friday.

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Oldham became the first woman to land a triple cork, which she did on her third of five runs to score a perfect 50.

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Her best two runs scored a combined 91 points in the eight-athlete final on Buttermilk Mountain.

Tess Ledeux of France was second with 90 points, while Kirsty Muir of Scotland was third with 85.

The 21-year-old Oldham took silver last year in Aspen and placed fourth at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Olympic champion Eileen Gu of China did not compete in the event Friday.

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