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Mia Brookes: British snowboarder wins gold at X Games

British snowboarder Mia Brookes won gold in the slopestyle competition at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado.

The 17-year-old world champion posted a winning score of 97.66 on her second run to take top spot in an eight-strong field of riders.

Brookes beat Japanese pair Kokomo Murase and Reira Iwabuchi to secure her first medal at the X Games.

She became the youngest world champion in snowboarding history at the age of 16 last year.

Brookes - the youngest competitor in the field - topped the table from her first run, posting a score of 95, but landed the Cab 12 on her second to clinch gold.

She went on to land the even more difficult Cab 1440 on her third run but was unable to better her second-run score.

Brookes finished last year, her first season at senior level, by securing the overall freestyle snowboard World Cup big air title, finishing in the top five in all four 2023 big air World Cup competitions.

Brookes, who also won Young Sports Personality of the Year in December, was too young to compete at the last Winter Olympics in Beijing but now has her sights set on Milan-Cortina in 2026.