Alex Hall poses during a shoot for Team USA’s Beijing 2022 Olympic Games on September 12, 2021 in Irvine, California.
Alex Hall pulled out some of his iconic moves on Saturday, twisting in the air and grabbing his skis to wow the crowd with his high level of difficulty.
He saved his best shots for last.
Hall used a strong final heat to come back from behind and win the silver medal in the big air freeski competition with a total score of 185.75 at the FIS World Cup in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Austria’s Matej Svancer followed a 90.50 in his first run with an impressive 98.00 in his second run to secure the gold with 188.50 points.
Hall, the 2019 X Games big air champion, got off to a good start with a 91.75 on his first run. It was the second-highest score among all competitors in the first round, but the Salt Lake City resident had to catch up before his third round.
He crossed the stretch.
WHAT a comeback from Alex Hall!
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Hall scored 94.00 in his third round – the highest score of the round – to move up the standings and finish second. Frenchman Antoine Adelisse finished third with 180.00 points.
American Colby Stevenson, runner-up in slopestyle this year, struggled to score high on his descents and was sixth at 171.50. Stevenson started the competition with an 89.50, good enough for fourth place after the first run. However, he netted a score of 82.00 in his second inning to finish outside the top five.