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Matej Svancer of Czech Republic recovers from slopestyle frustration to win men’s freeski big air gold on final day of Winter Youth Olympic Games

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Location: Leysin Park & Pipe, Switzerland

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Matej Svancer of the Czech Republic won gold in the final freestyle skiing event of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) with victory in the men’s big air to deny American Kiernan Fagan a second gold of Lausanne 2020.

15-year-old Svancer, who is from Kaprun, had narrowly missed out on a place on the podium in the slopestyle, which was won by Fagan. Svancer scored 94.50 on his final run – the highest score of the day – to snatch gold from Fagan, who had to settle for silver.

Svancer scored a total from the judges of 186.00 to Fagan’s 183.00, while the bronze went to the Ukraine’s Orest Kovalenko with 179.50.

The big air competition is a judged sport. The competitors perform tricks on the big air jump by taking off from a kicker and aiming to attain sizable airtime and well executed tricks, all while securing a clean solid landing. The two best different jumps out of three runs count in the finals.

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