Women – Halfpipe Laax Open 2020
Snowflakes were falling when riders were getting ready to drop into the Halfpipe. In the women’s field the only European rider in the finals, Queralt Castellet from Spain, was clearly in the lead after the first run. She was the rider to beat in the 2nd run but none of the other contestants was able to get close to her except the two Chinese riders Xuetong Cai & Jiayu Liu who both had incredible 2nd runs and ended up 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Men – Halfpipe Laax Open 2020
In the men’s finals all eyes were on last year’s LAAX OPEN Champion Scotty James, who won the last 8 events he entered. And the Australian dominated again. Already with his first run he moved into untouchable territory. With Scotty being in the lead after Run 1 and Yuto Totsuka from Japan sitting in 2nd place with a phenomenal first run, their fellow competitors went full risk in the 2nd run to be able to improve their scores. No one was able to top Scotty’s and Yuto’s score though. It was US-riderTaylor Gold, who was sitting in 12th position, who was on fire for his second run, which catapulted him into 3rd place.