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Quebec’s Alex Beaulieu-Marchand was packed to leave the X Games in Aspen on Sunday with two silver medals at the neck.
He was also delighted to be able to relax a bit.
“Honestly, my legs are stewed in the moment “, exclaimed Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, laughing, during a telephone interview with The canadian Press a few hours after being mounted on the second step of the podium for a second straight day in the trial of slopestyle.
The skier 24 years old, originally from Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, was also covered with money on Saturday night, after having delivered a superb performance in the Big Air.
“It has been a week of trying. I skied six days in a row, but I was really happy to be able to conserve a bit of energy to be able to make a nice downhill, which was good enough to win the silver medal today.
“It’s a bit like a dream to be able to get two medals in two days at the X Games. It is amazing. “
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, who won the bronze medal in this event last year at the olympic winter Games in Pyeongchang, initiated the competition in strength with a score of 92,66 during the first of his three runs to take the silver medal.
The American Alex Hall has risen to the top of the standings to put hand on the gold with his final run, which earned him 95,66 points, besting his second run that gave him 94,33 points.
The Norwegian Ferdinand Dahl has won the bronze medal by virtue of a score of 80,33.
Beaulieu-Marchand had the best score (93,66) in qualifying Sunday morning, after a great result the day before in the Big Air, trying two new features that have proven to be paid for.
He confessed that the two performances have provided the energy necessary for the final Sunday, even if he didn’t really need it.
“I knew that I had done really well, told Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, talking about his descent, which gave him 92,66 points. But I really wanted to improve myself. I had a thing I wanted to do in the end of course, but I made a mistake during my second descent, and then I really missed my trick in the third test.
“But it happens. There are so many things going on at the same time. Seven figures and seven combinations that”should be done during a descent. There are a lot of people who have made mistakes. It is here that you understand that the course is difficult. “
It was the third time in his career that the athlete quebecers stood on the podium of the X Games. In 2017, he won the bronze in slopestyle.
“The olympic Games were a dream, but it is in the past now, he pointed out. This week, I was eager to participate in these competitions and I do not think the bronze medal that I have gotten to the Olympics.
“I just put my goals in the right places and I’m really glad to have been able to achieve these goals. “