Burke wins fourth WX SuperPipe gold

Barely recovered from shoulder surgery, Sarah Burke gets her fourth WX gold

Updated: January 29, 2011, 7:43 PM ET
By John Symms and Megan Michelson | ESPN Action Sports

Sarah Burke won her fourth Winter X SuperPipe gold medal Thursday night under the lights at Winter X 15 at Buttermilk, Colo. Winter X rookie Brita Sigourney placed second, and Roz Groenewoud rounded out the podium.

Burke, who qualified in the last position for Thursday night's final, earned the highest score -- a 91.33 -- for her second run, which included back-to-back flairs, a 720 and a cork 900.

"It feels great," Burke said, "and all it took was nine hard days ...

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