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Winter X Games 2012: Kelly Clark Lands 1080 Again, Wins Gold In SuperPipe

Kelly Clark captured gold in the Women's SuperPipe Finals at the 2012 Winter X Games in Aspen, CO. This was her fourth gold medal at the Winter X Games and her first back-to-back gold medals in the event. In fact, she made history by becoming the first back-to-back gold medal winner in Women's SuperPipe. Clark had a high score of 93.66 on her final run of the day, but it was her second run that actually secured the victory for her. She landed a frontside 1080 on that run. Let's take a look at it:


She gets great air on the uptake and then shows great body control to perform the three 360-degree turns. Then she lands near perfectly to complete just the second 1080 in the Women's SuperPipe. Clark had the first one last year in her gold medal run. By completing moves like that, Clark has now been able to win gold in 13 straight events.

Elena Height took second place while Hannah Teter came in third. Gretchen Bleiler did not medal, but she did take fourth with a 65. Here are the complete results of the three medalists:

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best
1 Kelly Clark 73.66 90.00 93.66 93.66
2 Elena Hight 65.00 80.66 83.66 83.66
3 Hannah Teter 35.00 76.00 12.00 76.00

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