Flying High Above the City
On the evening of November 24, the 2018 Big Air World Cup came to a close at the National Stadium in Beijing. The event attracted a total of more than 60 participants from 23 countries and regions, including many of the world's best snowboarders.
On the evening of November 24, the 2018 Air+style FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup came to a close at the National Stadium in Beijing. The event was the first major international winter sports competition to be held in the capital since Beijing took over the reins. Competitors received an excellent opportunity to prepare for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022), and the event itself marked a positive start to the delivery of the Beijing 2022.
The World Cup Big Air Beijing, which was first held in 2010, was upgraded last year to a recognised FIS-A official event. This year, the event attracted more than 60 participants from 23 countries and regions, including many of the world's best snowboarders. The quality of the venue and the passion of the audience left a deep impression on those taking part, and filled them with expectation for the Beijing 2022.
Beijing is currently applying to become a permanent stop on the Air World Cup tour from 2020. As Secretary General of the International Ski Federationsarah Lewis said: “Beijing is a famous city that successfully hosted the 2008 Olympic Games, impressing people around the world with its opening and closing ceremonies, venues and excellent competition. With the Beijing 2022 being held here,even more people will undoubtedly come and enjoy winter sports.”
2 1. Sven Thorgren smiles after taking first place 13 2. Competitors embrace3. Celebrations on the podium