First of the multi sports events of the year of X Games Aspen 2021 is underway today in colorado in USA but due to coronavirus pandemic its played behind the closed doors.
Just under 100 top snow sports athletes from around the globe are due to compete across 14 disciplines over three days as the action returns to Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen for the 20th consecutive year.
Winter X Games 2021 is set to feature men’s and women’s ski and snowboard competitions across the superpipe, slopestyle, big air and men’s knuckle huck disciplines.
A notable absentee from the event is Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris, who beat American Shaun White’s Winter X Games medal record at Hafjell Resort in Norway in March 2020.
McMorris announced on Tuesday (January 26) that he had tested positive for coronavirus and would have to sit out this year’s event.
Eight women line up for the ski Big Air competition including Switzerland’s Mathilde Gremaud, silver medallist in the women’s slopestyle at Pyeongchang 2018 and gold medallist in the Big Air at the 2019 Winter X Games and Kelly Sildaru of Estonia, a five-time Winter X Games gold medallist in Aspen.
Due to absence of fans because of covid-19 pandemic, organizers offering a virtual x games via official website, featuring music, games too.
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