LAAX OPEN 2019（2019年莱克斯公开赛），有史以来第一次在Crap Sogn Gion山上举行超级管之夜的决赛，这令人期盼已久的大亮点也将今年的整个比赛推至高潮。当太阳西下，自由式天堂LAAX莱克斯就已为这个盛大的赛事做好了准备。壮丽的美景、热烈的氛围、充满期望的观众和表现出众的参赛选手让这个夜晚格外特别。来自美国的Chloe Kim和来自澳大利亚的Scotty James 获得了2019 莱克斯公开赛U型池场地冠军。
在女子组中，奥运金牌得主、备受欢迎的Chloe Kim在赢得了今天上午的半决赛和晚上的决赛后，实现了所有的期望。在第一轮比赛中，她就以93,75分的领先优势令其他选手无法超越，Back-to-back 1080s，随后一个Frontside 900，最终以一个Backside 360 Stalefish结束。Chole说：很感谢LAAX让我们齐聚于此，今晚的决赛之夜我其实很紧张，但结果很好，女孩子们都厉害极了！”经常来LAAX的西班牙选手Queralt Castellet获得了第二名的成绩，排名第三的是曾荣获2016年莱克斯公开赛冠军的美国选手Arielle Gold。
同样在男子组的比赛中，最受欢迎的选手胜出，Scotty James赢得了久负盛名的U型池场地冠军。同Chloe Kim一样，他在第一轮中就已领先，得分95,85分，令其他进入决赛的选手在第二轮比赛中都无法击败。在确认了夺冠后，Scotty拿过话筒感谢了LAAX和在场山上的所有人，他也没再尝试提高得分而是选择用击掌感谢台下的观众。他感言：“LAAX OPEN 一度是我想获胜的比赛，我很享受回到这里也特别高兴成为它的一部分。” 让Scotty摘冠的是Switch Backside 1080 Indy 和一个Backside 1260 Mute，Frontside 1080 Tail, Cab Double 1080 Mute，最终以一个Frontside Double 1260 Stale 完美结束。与Scotty 一同登上领奖台的是日本选手Yuto Totsuka （第二名）和Jake Pates（第三名）。Jake 激动地说：“这是我参加过的最疯狂的赛事之一。我第一轮的滑行可能是我有史以来最好的一次。在夜间滑行非常与众不同，超级有意思，大家都很兴奋。
今晚，LAAX真正做到了让观众感受真正的自由式精神，这也是度假区几十年来一直为之而活为之而呼吸的。观众们见证了一场无与伦比的比赛、顶级的滑手和山上精彩的赛后活动。LAAX的Crap Sogn Gion 绝对是在欧洲体验巅峰单板赛事的最佳之地。
LAAX/SUI (19.01.2019) – The LAAX OPEN 2019 culminated today with the long-awaited highlight, the first ever Superpipe Night Finals up on Crap Sogn Gion. When the sun went down, Freestyle paradise LAAX was ready for a spectacular event. Beautiful scenery, great vibes, a large enthusiastic crowd and outstanding riding performances from all of the riders in attendance, made this evening a very special one. Chloe Kim/USA and Scotty James/AUS are the proud Halfpipe winners of the LAAX OPEN 2019.
In the women’s field, Olympic Gold medalist and top favorite Chloe Kim fulfilled all expectations after winning this morning’s semi-finals and also dominating tonight’s finals. She clearly took over the lead after the first run which earned her 93,75 points which no other finalist was able to beat! Her winning run consisted of a huge Method, Back-to-back 1080s, followed by a Frontside 900 and ending with a Backside 360 Stalefish. Chloe said: “Thanks for having us Laax. I was nervous about the night finals, but it turned out really well, the ladies were killing it!” Queralt Castellet from Spain, who regularly returns to LAAX, came in on 2nd place and Arielle Gold/USA, 2016 LAAX OPEN Champion, completed the podium ending up 3rd.
Also in the men’s field, the top favorite succeeded tonight, with Scotty James claiming the prestigious Halfpipe title. Like Chloe Kim, he took over the lead after his first run, earning a score of 95,85 which none of the other finalists were able to beat in their 2nd run. With a victory lap ahead, Scotty grabbed the mic before dropping in to thank LAAX and the huge crowd who made it up the mountain tonight, and instead of trying to improve his score, opted to give back to the crowd with high-fives down the pipe. “The LAAX OPEN was an event I wanted to win for a while. I always enjoy coming back here and I’m glad to be a part of it.” Scotty started his winning run with a Switch Backside 1080 Indy, a Backside 1260 Mute, Frontside 1080 Tail, Cab Double 1080 Mute ending with a Frontside Double 1260 Stale. Joining Scotty on the podium today were Japanese Yuto Totsuka in 2nd and Jake Pates in 3rd. Jake was stoked: “One of the most insane events I have ever been part of. My first run was probably the best one I’ve ever put down. Riding at night time is a lot different and was super fun and people are really hyped”.
Tonight LAAX truly managed to let spectators feel the real Freestyle spirit, which the resort has been living and breathing for so decades. Spectators witnessed an awesome night final showcasing top-riding followed by entertainment up on the mountain. Crap Sogn Gion was definitely the place to be to experience Europe’s pinnacle Snowboarding event. 返回搜狐，查看更多