Alex Hall’s first run was his best.
Hall, a Park City resident and University of Utah student, won the gold medal in slopestyle skiing with a score of 90.01 on his first of three runs, something no competitor could top throughout the event.
Hall’s run included a switch 270 grind on the rail section, then a double cork 1620 followed by a pull-back 900 on the jump section — pulling back what would have been a double cork 1080 in midair to land going backwards. NBC announcer Tom Wallisch called it a “pretzel rotation.”
It was the first career Olympic medal for Hall.
ALEX HALL'S GOLDEN RUN. 🥇@TeamUSA's Alex Hall captured the Olympic gold medal in men's freeski slopestyle on his very first run. #WinterOlympicspic.twitter.com/Pwvrtmk1Te— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 16, 2022
Salt Lake City resident Nick Goepper won the silver medal, the third Olympic medal of his career, with a score of 86.48 on his second run. He got up high for a grind on the “shred shed,” part of a great rail section. He landed a switch double bio 1260 and a double cork 1400 in the jump sections.
WELCOME TO STOMP CITY 💥@NickGoepper x #WinterOlympics pic.twitter.com/KmjeRyXxoU— Team USA (@TeamUSA) February 16, 2022
Sweden’s Jesper Tjäder took bronze with a score of 85.35.
Park City resident and Westminster College student Colby Stevenson, who won silver in Big Air on Feb. 8, finished in seventh place with a score of 77.41.