Scotty James wins gold at Dew Tour

Australian snowboarder Scotty James has won gold at Dew Tour to maintain his incredible winning streak.

Olympic snowboarder SCOTTY JAMES of Australia.
Olympic snowboarder SCOTTY JAMES of Australia. Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Australian snowboarder Scotty James has won gold at Dew Tour in Copper Mountain to claim his 11th straight halfpipe win in a major competition.

Triple world champion James recorded a score of 95.33 on his first run on the modified superpipe in Colorado, the highest score of the day, to maintain his incredible winning run.

The three-time Winter Olympian then earned a score of 94.33 on his second run, seeing off the competition of Japanese rider Yuto Totsuka in second and Switzerland's Pat Burgener (third).

"I never come into any competition expecting to win," said James.

"Everyone is riding so well, so I knew I had to bring my best, to keep the streak alive is just the cherry on top.

"Adapting is huge in expressing creativity. Not every pipe is the same, not every run is the same and this course channels that. It's innovative with lots of elements that are very different and that's why this is so unique."

Melbourne native James will now head to Canada, for a FIS World Cup event next weekend, with the final scheduled to take place on February 15.


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