WATCH: Scotty James wins Dew Tour snowboard halfpipe gold

The man can do no wrong. Scotty James won his eleventh consecutive halfpipe snowboard gold medal in elite competition, winning every podium since his bronze at PyeongChang Olympics in 2018.

James won the halfpipe Dew Tour event at Copper Mountain in Colorado USA, competing in a unique modified halfpipe design that incorporated additional big air features usually seen in a terrain park.

The 25 year old triple FIS World Champion from Warrandyte, Melbourne, set a high score of 95.33 in his first run, that remained unchallenged for the next two rounds as he extended his winning streak to 11 events.

 

Behind James on the podium was Japanese rider Yuto Totsuka in second with a best score of 93.33 points and Pat Burgener from Switzerland in third with 91.00 points

“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.”

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

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.