Austria’s trailblazing Red Bull snowboarder, Anna Gasser, has launched The Spark Within, a documentary charting her last decade in the sport.

Gasser has spent the last 10 years changing women’s snowboarding forever after deciding to switch from a promising career in gymnastics to snowboarding at the age of 18.

She became the first female snowboarder to perform a cab double cork 900 kicker – a double salto backwards with a half-turn – in 2013 to lay down her marker in the burgeoning discipline.

She won slopestyle silver at the 2015 FIS Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg,  Big Air gold two years later at Sierra Nevada, along with gold, silver and bronze medals at the Winter X Games. Another Winter X Games gold at Aspen 2018 led into Pyeongchang Big Air gold on the biggest stage of them all.

The documentary also highlights how the influence of her closest friends and learning from injury setbacks have helped fuel her rise on the back of her inner spark which has primarily driven her journey.

Produced over a period of three years, the new film opens at the 2020 Winter X Games in Aspen when she drops in with a single image in her mind – to land the first ever triple underflip in women’s competition.

With Gasser winning accolades such as an ESPY Award, Austrian Sportswoman of the Year and TransWorld’s Women’s Rider of the Year, she is in the prime of her career with her calm final cab double 10 attempt to win gold three years ago on the Olympic stage cementing her legacy.

“I am incredibly proud to be finally able to present the film” says 30 year old Gasser. “It’s great to be able to show the sport that has given me so much, from my perspective.”

Watch the film here. 

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