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Air-Born Eliassen

Originally Published: February 1, 2005
By Leslie Anthony | EXPN.com

It seemed fitting that the podium in the first women's SuperPipe medal event at Winter X was a truly international one, dominated by a relative newcomer and backed by the two biggest names in the sport.

With the sun finally taking its job seriously over the venue, and an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd cheering the ladies, Norway's 18 year-old sensation Grete Eliassen—coming off a SlopeStyle win at the U.S. Open in Vail, CO, last week—deservedly took gold in the jam-format ...

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