Noé Roth won the aerials title at the Worlds in Bakuriani, Georgia! The Zugois, who had just passed the qualifying cut with 6th and last place, perfectly knew how to raise his level to become world champion.
Leader of the World Cup, Noé Roth achieved a real feat by collecting a total of 118.59 points. The 22-year-old from Zug, who beat the American Quinn Dehlinger (114.48) and the Chinese Longxiao Yang (110.18), becomes the first Swiss to be titled in this discipline.
“In principle, I’m not a fan of this mod. I felt no joy when it was announced ahead of Worlds“, said the new world champion. But it served him. Roth was the first to start in the super-final. He delivered a magnificent jump. “I immediately had a good feeling, even if the landing was not optimal. I’m just very happy now“, he added.
Kong Fanyu titled in the ladies
On the women’s side, China’s Kong Fanyu, 6th at last year’s Olympics in Beijing, jumped to 85.30 points to take gold, a point and a half better than Australia’s Danielle Scott (83 ,84). The bronze medal went to Ukrainian Anastasiya Novosad (82.84).
The freestyle finals were originally scheduled for Wednesday, but were postponed for a day due to strong winds at the 1,700m-high Georgian resort in the Lesser Caucasus.