On the other side of the world, Maggie Voisin continued her high-flying comeback, earning silver in the official Olympic freeskiing slopestyle test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games.
The Whitefish skier captured her first World Cup podium and was the lone American competitor to qualify for the finals in South Korea.Voisin landed a score of 84.60 in her first run in South Korea, which ended up second best. Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen of Norway won with a top score of 91.60.
“I haven’t been on a podium due to injuries for two years now,” Voisin, a member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic team, told U.S. Freeskiing. “Adding on that it’s the Olympic test event, it’s huge. I’m super excited. I went in with confidence and hoped for the best so I’m super happy.”
After missing the last two winters of competition, Voisin is back to being one of the top freeskiers in the world. She placed fourth at X Games Aspen and fifth in the Big Air event in Boston’s Fenway Park. She hopes to be back in South Korea in two years for the 2018 Olympics.
Until then, she’ll be busy.
Voisin’s world tour now takes her to Oslo, Norway where the 17-year-old will compete in the X Games international event. The women’s big air finals are slated for Feb. 27 and will be televised on ESPN3 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Mountain time.