Particular Olympics and Professional Athletes Shredded for Inclusion on the X Video games Aspen 2023

Hanna Faulhaber and Haldan Pranger stand on the medal podium posing outside with the medals in front of a snowy slope.

Particular Olympics athlete Haldan Pranger and Olympic skier Hanna Faulhaber received gold within the Unified Snowboarding competitors.

Picture by King Nnamani @kingcurated

Fan favorites and newcomers alike hit the slopes for the eighth annual Particular Olympics Unified Snowboarding and third annual Unified Snowboarding competitions on 27 January on the X Video games Aspen 2023. Rivals got here from throughout Europe, North America and the Pacific together with Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and USA.

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The unified snowboarding and snowboarding groups consisted of 1 Particular Olympics athlete and one X Video games athlete. Every workforce member took one run on every of the 2 competitors programs, with the skilled athletes racing towards each other and the Particular Olympics athletes racing each other. To find out the ultimate rankings, every groups’ scores averaged the Particular Olympics athlete and their teammates’ time.

The professional-athlete roster consisted of twelve of the world’s greatest motion sports activities athletes raced Particular Olympics athletes in competitors together with: Victoria Arlen, ESPN SportsCenter host and Particular Olympics Champion Ambassador, Hanna Faulhaber, Elisabeth Hosking, Chris Klug, Sage Kotsenburg, Scotty Lago, Craig McMorris, Nico Porteous, Mons Røisland, Tom Wallisch, David Smart and rapper, singer and songwriter Yung Gravy.

Defending champions Particular Olympic athlete Daina Shilts and Olympic silver medalist Mons Røisland paired up once more for back-to-back win capturing gold medals within the snowboarding competitors with a mixed workforce rating of 29.4 seconds. The gold medals in snowboarding had been awarded to Particular Olympics athlete Haldan Pranger and Olympic skier Hanna Faulhaber with a mixed time of 26.3 seconds. Halden earned silver final yr with professional associate Aaron Blunck.

Unified Snowboarding

Particular Olympics Athlete X Video games Athlete Mixed Staff Rating
Daina Shilts Mons Røisland 29.4
Catherine Darrow Elizabeth Hosking 30.246
Henry Meece Chris Klug 30.247
Cody Area Craig McMorris 31.1
Ion Adrian Frantsi Scotty Lago 33.5
William Ethridge Sage Kotsenburg 1.05:54

Unified Snowboarding

Particular Olympics Athlete X Video games Athlete Mixed Staff Rating
Haldan Pranger Hanna Faulhaber 26.3
Luca Vergnano Nico Porteous 27.0
Tanner Jadwin David Smart 27.6
Palmer Lyons Victoria Arlen 29.1
Jacqueline Trudeau Tom Wallisch 29.7
Oceane Gendre Yung Gravy 35.2

Particular Olympics Unified Sports activities® joins individuals with and with out mental disabilities on the identical workforce. Since 2013, X Video games’ broadcast associate—ESPN—has been the International Presenting Sponsor of Particular Olympics Unified Sports activities and helps unified activation around the globe.