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Westport's Marino Takes Bronze In X Games Snowboarding

Julia Marino of Westport finished third in an X Games snowboarding event Thursday in Aspen, Colo.
Julia Marino of Westport finished third in an X Games snowboarding event Thursday in Aspen, Colo. Photo Credit: Courtesy of International Ski Federation

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport’s Julia Marino took home a bronze medal in her X Games debut Thursday in the Big Air competition at Aspen, Colo.

Marino totaled 61 points on her two best runs. Hailey Langland of the United States won the competition with 66 points, followed by Anna Gasser of Austria with 64.

The X Games is the most selective snowboarding competition in the world. Only eight athletes in the world were invited to compete in the Big Air event.

Marino compiled 36 points on her best run at the X Games. Click here to see that run.

Marino was ranked No. 4 in the world in Big Air entering the event. She won a Big Air event last February at Fenway Park in Boston.

She will compete in the X Games Slopestyle contest on Saturday. Langland and Gasser are also among the eight athletes in the competition, which will be televised on ABC and is scheduled to begin at 3:15 p.m.

Marino will compete in a World Cup event next week, and it is also an Olympic qualifier. Marino took second in a World Cup competition in November in South Korea.

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