In this file photo taken on Feb 15, 2022, Su Yiming of China competes during the men's snowboard big air finals of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (PHOTO / AP)
SAN FRANCISCO - China's snowboard star Su Yiming grabbed a big air bronze on his Winter X Games debut in Aspen, the United States on Saturday.
The 18-year-old took a gold in big air and a silver in slopestyle at the Beijing Winter Olympics last year, but had never competed at the X Games before Saturday's competition.
The gold went to Norwegian Marcus Kleveland, who got 96 points in total, while Japan's Takeru Otsuka took silver with 90 points
By successfully landing a left side 1980 run and a right side 1800 run, Su ranked third with a total of 87 points.
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Su throwed out his snowboard and whooped to celebrate his first ever successful 1980 run in a formal competition.
The gold went to Norwegian Marcus Kleveland, who got 96 points in total. Japan's Takeru Otsuka took silver with 90 points.
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Eight elite snowboarders are invited to this big air competition. Each athlete can do as many runs within a time limit of 30 minutes with the two best scores per rider counting.
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