Kiwi Miguel Porteous fails to medal at X Games

The Christchurch teenager struggled to find form in a competitive final in Aspen.
The Christchurch teenager struggled to find form in a competitive final in Aspen. Photo credit: Getty Images

Christchurch teenager Miguel Porteous has failed to pick up a medal in the Ski SuperPipe final the X Games in Aspen on Friday (NZ time).

The 18-year-old freeskier struggled in the final and finished with a top score of 26.00 on his second run.

It was a disappointing result for Porteous who won silver in the same event 12 months ago. 

It was an all American top three with Olympic medallist David Wise(94.00) claiming gold ahead of fellow countrymen Alex Ferreira (91.33) and Torin Yater-Wallace (86.66).

Wise created history in the final by becoming the first man to land four different double corks in four different directions despite competing with an injured knee. 

Maddie Bowman won her fifth-straight X Games medal in the Women's Ski SuperPipe final.

Miguel, along with his 15-year-old brother Nico, will both compete in the freeski halfpipe at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Fellow New Zealander Christy Prior will compete in the Women's Snowboard Big Air on Sunday (NZ time).

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