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Icelandic Snowboarder Wins Gold at X Games

Akureyri snowboarder Halldór Helgason claimed the gold at a so-called “Big Air” competition at the 14th winter X Games in Aspen on Saturday night. The games are among the world’s largest international tournaments in extreme winter sports.

An unspecified snowboarder. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“I am pretty stoked,” Helgason told following the competition. “I was really feeling it today and I had no idea that I would get one perfect score much less two.”

According to Morgunbladid, Helgason, who is only 18-years-old, was recently named newcomer of the year by the magazines Transworld and Snowboarder, which are the world’s biggest snowboarding magazines.

Helgason’s brother, Eiríkur, has also made notable achievements in the sport.

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