Canada wins six medals at 2021 Winter X Games

Megan Oldham (far left)(Freestyle Canada)

Canada won six medals at the 2021 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado this past weekend. That was the second most among all nations. Only the United States with 10 medals, won more.

Canada won two silver medals and four bronze medals. Megan Oldham of Newmarket, Ontario was a multi-medalist for Canada as she won silver in women’s big air skiing, and bronze in women’s slopestyle skiing.

In women’s big air skiing on Friday, Oldham posted a score of 77 points. Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland won the gold medal with 91 points, and Eileen Gu of China won the bronze medal with 73 points. Oldham reached the podium by six points over Caroline Claire of the United States, who was fourth with 71 points.

Oldham’s other medal came on Saturday in women’s slopestyle skiing. Gu won gold and Isabel Atkin of Great Britain won the silver medal.

In women’s superpipe skiing on Friday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Cassie Sharpe of Calgary, Alberta, and Rachael Karker of Erin, Ontario each landed on the podium. Sharpe, who won the gold medal in women’s halfpipe skiing at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, won silver, and Karker, won bronze. The gold medalist in women’s superpipe skiing at the 2021 Winter X Games was Gu.

In women’s slopestyle snowboarding on Friday, Canadian Olympic silver medalist Laurie Blouin of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Quebec won the bronze medal. Jamie Anderson of the United States won gold, and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott of New Zealand won silver. Blouin won her Olympic silver medal in women’s slopestyle snowboarding at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

Finally, in men’s slopestyle skiing on Sunday, Evan McEachran of Oakville, Ontario won bronze. Nick Goepper of the United States won gold, and Ferdinand Dahl of Norway won silver. The medals for Oldham, Sharpe, Karker, Blouin, and McEachran will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 

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