Monster Energy Riders Take Top Spots at 2021 FIS Snowboard World Championships

ASPEN, Colo., March 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — A historic week for snow sports is in the books! Monster Energy congratulates its snowboard athletes on a dominant performance at the 2021 FIS Snowboard World Championships on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. During the seven-day competition featuring the world’s best freestyle snowboarders, the team claimed titles and podium spots in key disciplines with a total of three gold and three silver medals, plus one bronze medal.

The 2021 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championships saw 300 of the world’s best winter sports athletes from 37 countries compete for medals from March 10–16, 2021. The event was originally scheduled to take place in Zhangjiakou, China, in late February 2021. After cancellation, the FIS World Championships found a new home in Aspen Snowmass, USA. This marks the first time that a country has hosted consecutive FIS World Championships following the 2019 FIS World Championships in Utah.

Contested in a closed-to-the-public format amid stringent Covid-19 safety measures, the 2021 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championships included slopestyle, halfpipe, as well as the second annual Visa Big Air presented by Land Rover. With no spectators allowed on Buttermilk Mountain, live coverage was broadcast on NBC and the Olympic Channel, supplemented by streaming on Peacock.

Here’s how the action unfolded this weekend at the 2021 FIS Snowboard World Championships:

Snowboard Slopestyle: Monster Energy’s Zoi Sadowski-Synnott Wins World Championship, Jamie Anderson Takes Silver, Rene Rinnekangas Earns Men’s Slopestyle Bronze

Amid spring weather and pristine slope conditions, Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle kicked off the action on Friday. The three-run final featured eight riders from as many countries, including athletes from New Zealand, Germany, Japan, and the United States. The downhill course boasted three jumps and three sets of rail obstacles, including a rail on a quarter pipe, with plenty of room for creative tricks.

The rivalry to watch unfolded between two Monster Energy riders: Anderson, fresh off a Slopestyle gold medal at X Games Aspen in January, and the defending FIS World Champion, 19-year-old Sadowski-Synnott f rom Wanaka, New Zealand.

Right from the start, it was 30-year-old Anderson from Lake Tahoe, California, who took the lead by posting a flawless first run, oozing with signature style and flow. In the rail section, the two-time Olympic gold medalist landed a long backside lipslide, technical boardslide 270 and difficult blunt 270. Anderson kept her momentum in the jump section, posting a backside rodeo 540 melon, Cab double 900 Weddle, and frontside 720 Weddle grab for a score of 81.10 points.

With Anderson commanding first place,…

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