Beijing Winter Olympics: Zoi Sadowski-Synnott doubles up with second Winter X-Games gold medal, wins Big Air in Colorado

Kiwi snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has doubled up by winning a second gold medal in as many days at the Winter X-Games in Aspen Colorado.

Fresh from her gold medal performance in the women's slopestyle event on Saturday (NZ time), Sadowski-Synnott also took out the Big Air event, topping the podium again.

The gold is Sadowski-Synnott's first in the Big Air event, bettering her silver medal won at the 2019 Winter X-Games - also in Colorado. 

"I am just stoked to be out here snowboarding and competing with all the girls, everyone is pushing everyone, it's really sick," Sadowski-Synnott says. 

The Wanaka native's backside 1080, and backside 1260 were enough to see her finish first, with Jamie Anderson of the USA finishing second, and Japan's Miyabi Onitsuka in third.

On Saturday, Sadowski-Synnott made history in winning the women's Snowboard Slopestyle, landing a jaw-dropping frontside double 1080 into a backside double 1080 - the first woman to do so in competition.

The broadcast team described the run as "the most technical women's slopestyle snowboard run we have ever seen in any contest ever".

"[I] really didn't expect to come away with a gold," Sadowski-Synnott told Newshub. "I've been working towards the run that I put down for a while now.

"It felt so good to do it, and I don't think it's ever been done so it feels awesome." 

The twin X-Games golds will undoubtedly give Sadowski-Synnott confidence heading to the Beijing Winter Olympics next month, as she bids to better her bronze medal from PyeongChang 2018.