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.

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.

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.

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