Three Medals for Faction Team at Modena World Cup.

By Tim H. 26th April 2019.

Mathilde Gremaud took home Gold while Alex Hall and Sarah Hoefflin sweep up Silver at the first World Cup Big Air of the season.

This weekend saw Modena, Italy hold the first FIS Big Air World Cup of the season, with a massive 46m tall structure and a 130m long runway being built especially for the event. The jump did not disappoint with some huge tricks being thrown down for an awesome opening competition.

In the women’s event, Faction team athlete Mathilde Gremaud and X Games gold medalist, brought home the gold medal. Fellow Faction, X Games champion and Swiss compatriot, Sarah Hoefflin claimed the second spot on the podium.

In the men’s event, Alex Hall took second place and the silver medal after a very close contest, missing out on the gold by just 0.75 points.

BELOW LEFT: Mathilde's Winning Run
BELOW RIGHT: SARAH'S Behind The Scenes EDIT 

On her first jump Mathilde nailed a Bio 9 safety earning her 89.25 points, the highest score of the women’s event, which she followed up with a Switch 7 mute, bringing her total to 172.50.

To earn her place on the podium Sarah threw a Switch right 7 high mute for 84 points on her second run, after landing a Switch left 7 safety on her first hit.

Alex went huge on his first run, nailing a Switch dub 14 seatbelt + tail for 91.25 points, before finishing off his finals with a dub 16 stale.

BELOW LEFT: Alex's Edit from the Comp
BELOW RIGHT: INTERVIEW WITH MATHILDE

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