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Scotty James won a bronze medal in the most hotly contested Men’s Halfpipe Final of all time at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. James was one of three athletes fancied for a medal alongside Shaun White (USA) and Ayumi Hirano (Japan). With the three biggest names in the sport registering the top-three scores from Qualifying, the scene was set for a fierce final. The riders challenged one another to lay down runs that had seldom, if ever, been seen in Snowboarding competition at any time in history. It was a benchmark-defining performance from the best three riders in the world, and a thrilling spectacle for fans.
James’ bronze medal is his first in Olympic competition and his second major achievement of the Games, having led the Australian team into the main stadium as flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony.
Scotty James won back-to-back FIS World Championship titles in 2015 and 2017 and was X Games Superpipe champion in 2017. He is one of the most progressive riders the sport has ever seen. His Olympic run included a breakthrough backside double cork 1260 – a trick involving three-and-a-half rotations with a blind landing; considered one of the most technically difficult tricks to master in the pipe.
The 190cm Victorian showed scintillating form in the run-up to Pyeongchang. He won a silver medal at the recent X Games in Aspen to follow his gold medal from one year earlier. He also won the Olympic test event in 2017. Scotty James’ first appearance at an Olympic Games came in 2010 for the Vancouver edition, where the 15-year-old Year 9 student became the youngest Aussie competitor at a Winter Games in over 50 years. In Sochi, he was a competitor in the Halfpipe and Slopestyle events.
At just 23 years of age, Scotty James is now a three-time Winter Olympian – an incredible achievement for someone so young, and with many, many more years ahead of him in competitive snowboarding.