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Long live the queen

Originally Published: March 25, 2011
By Olivia Dwyer | ESPN Action Sports

Kaya Turski made history Friday by becoming the first female freeskier to land a switch 1080 during the finals of the Nine Queens big air competition in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Austria.

Unfortunately, at an event that hosted a week of unprecedented progression for women's freesking, being the first was not enough to win. That honor went to Maria Bagge, a 24-year-old from Sweden who became the second woman to land a switch 1080, holding her mute grab a bit longer than Turski ...

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