The 2013 Toyota One Hit Wonder Big Air kicked off today under testing weather conditions, including 80km/h gusts. Competitors still threw some solid jumps for the 5th annual Toyota One Hit Wonder Big Air. The Big Air is the biggest jump in the Southern Hemisphere, and is the first AFP World Tour Big Air event for the 2013/2014 season, with some of the best local and international athletes, hitting it hard in the lead up to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
The Toyota One Hit Wonder Big Air came down to a close battle between Olympic hopeful and local hero, Russ Henshaw (AUS), and international up-and-comer, Noah Morrison (CAN), with a difference of only 2 points separating the pair.
At the end of the day it was Russ Henshaw who came out on top, with a perfectly executed double cork 1260 tail grab, once again winning the #1 position for a second year in a row. Six months out from the Olympics, this win will only boost his confidence and further position himself as a definite Winter Olympics medal contender.
Less than 24 hours after a horrific crash during practice, Sam Ruttiman came back today with something to prove. Yesterday, Ruttiman over-cleared the jump by over 80ft, which theoretically should have resulted in a season ending injury. Yet today he redeemed himself, pushing through a broken ankle to land himself 4th place.
The Toyota One Hit Wonder Big Air competition is the first event to kick off the first-ever EFTERSKI FESTIVAL in Thredbo, which is presented by Rekorderlig Cider and One Hit Wonder. For upcoming events and details head to efterskifestival.com