Elena Hight Prepares To Debut Complex Trick At Winter X

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

There's a snowboarder working on a trick so difficult that if the feat is pulled off in a competition, it just may be game over for everyone else.

Heard this one before?

Only, this time it's not Shaun White honing the mechanics of an intricate maneuver in a hush-hush location as he did before capturing gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

No, this is Elena Hight, a 23-year-old two-time Olympian who doesn't have White's name recognition - who does, really? - but she can alter an event just like him, especially once she dials in her game-changing trick that's essentially two backflips with a 180-degree rotation.

She plans to debut it this weekend at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo.

That is, if she can work up the nerve.

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