Chris Corning of Summit County, Colorado has won the silver medal at the 2017 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain on Friday. For Corning, it was his second World Championship medal in 2007 as he won the bronze in the men's slopestyle snowboarding competition this past Saturday.
Corning posted a total score of 182.75 points. Staale Sandbech of Norway won the gold medal with a score of 188.25 points. Marcus Kleveland of Norway won the bronze medal with 177.25 points.
Corning reached the podium by 13 points. Roope Tonteri of Finland finished in fourth place with 169.75 points. The silver medal for Corning will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
In big air snowboarding, each competitor goes down the hill three times each. The top two scores are then added for the final score.
In women's action on Friday, Anna Gasser of Austria won the gold medal with 189.5 points. Enni Rukajarvi of Finland won the silver medal with 165.25 points. Silje Norendal of Norway won the bronze medal with 162.75 points. Gasser posted a remarkable score of 100 with her final run.
The 2017 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships continues Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, ski cross and halfpipe skiing takes place and on Sunday it is slopestyle skiing.