Tuesday, 30 January 2001
Jan 27th 2001, Madonna di Campiglio (Italy) - Elan Teamrider Kim Christiansen from Norway grabbed with 2 great runs the Gold Medal at the World Championship in the Half-Pipe.
Heavy snowfall made it a real challenge for the top ten men and top in the finals but the pipe turned out to be a magic one.
Kim Christiansen from Norway was sitting in fourth place after the qualification but took the lead after the first out of two final runs already and none of his rivals was able to catch up with him also in the second run. "Everything worked really good for me today," he said, "I had the amplitude, the transition and the material - just what you needed to have in this pipe. It was all about the amplitude and those who went high just got the points accordingly. It's great that I pulled it together and it feels good to be the World Champion."
Olympic silver medalist Daniel Franck also claimed the World Championships silver today. Finnish rider Markus Hurme finished with bronze.