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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Torstein Horgmo makes X Games history with big-air triple cork

Torstein Horgmo on Friday night became the first snowboarder in X Games history to nail a triple cork. The trick, which you can watch below, was landed successfully on his final run of the big-air competition and clinched a gold medal for the Norwegian. Some at the event, held in Aspen, Colo., were ranking it among the top X Games tricks ever performed.

Making it more impressive was that Horgmo stuck the landing with broken ribs suffered during an earlier crash. "It's probably the stupidest thing I've done in my whole life," he told ESPN afterward. "It didn't feel right doing it. I don't think the jump was right for that trick"

Also impressive, except perhaps for the fan on the receiving end, was the long-distance punting of his helmet into the crowd at the bottom of the ramp.

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