It bodes well before Beijing.

Tess Ledeux, world No.1 in big air, flew over the event at the Winter X Games in Aspen, two weeks before the Olympics, winning gold for the second time, thanks to a 1620° jump never before performed. competed by a woman.

The Frenchwoman let herself fall with joy on the snowy track of the resort of (Colorado), her eyes full of stars after her third flight, still not coming back from her exploit.

A suspended time of four and a half laps (4x360° plus 180°) in rear reception, which pierced the fog, rewarded with a score of 49/50, which is almost perfection.

Popopopo Tess Ledeux who slams a 1620° (4x360° + 180°), a first in a women's competition, and wins gold at the X-Games.

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— Philippe Berry (@ptiberry) January 22, 2022

She had crashed on her second attempt, on that same daring double cork, and we were wondering if she could get back up.

She therefore reacted like a champion, securing her victory with a fourth jump scored 45/50, for a final average of 94/100.

Favorite at 20

At 20, the Savoyard adds to her collection a second gold medal in Aspen after 2020, the third in total counting that gleaned in Norway in 2019. “It's so special. I missed the X Games so much, I'm very happy, it's an incredible feeling, "she reacted, as moved as she was smiling, dedicating her victory to her father who died last year at the same time. which had forced her into the package.

Ledeux, who succeeds the absent Chinese Eileen Gu, has beaten the Canadians Megan Oldham (89 pts) and Olivia Asselin (72 pts).

The one who took these X Games "a bit like a big rehearsal" for the Beijing Games (February 4-20), sent a very strong message to the competition.

And it may not be over, because she is also in contention on Saturday in slopestyle, an event for which she will aim for a first victory, after a silver medal in 2017.

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