Saturday, November 27

Birk Ruud won the World Cup opening in slopestyle

Birk Ruud won Saturday’s final in slopestyle.

Birk Ruud showed muscle in the World Cup opening in Stubai, Austria on Saturday and won in slopestyle. He was 1.34 points ahead of second-placed Max Moffatt.


Ruud was crowned with 87.60 points in his first run. It was a victory in the first practice of the season. The 21-year-old finished 1.34 points ahead of Canadian Max Moffatt, who finished second.

Ferdinand Dahl was third with a score of 86.06. Christian Nummedal finished in 5th place with 80.23 points.

Among the women, Johanne Killi came in third. She finished a little over ten points behind the winner Kelly Sildaru from Estonia.

The freestyler can, among other things, boast gold in the Youth Olympics, several gold and silver medals in the X Games and gold and silver in the slopestyle.

Birk Ruud after his efforts in the Slopestyle freeski competition during the X-Games in Hafjell in 2020.

This autumn, he has been seen on screen in “71 degrees north: Norway’s toughest celebrity”.

There he has also talked openly about the loss of his father, who died of cancer in April this year, just a month before the recording.

– Dad sat in the hospital bed in the living room and I right next to him on the couch. Then we sat there with the map. He set up routes, and then I would find a compass course, the 21-year-old said on TV.

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