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Joss Christensen, storybook Olympic champ, moves on from level of competition

Joss Christensen stood on the other facet of the earth and faced the question with which so numerous winner athletes battle. When is the proper time to transfer on?

Christensen, the shock and dominant gold medalist in the first Olympic men’s ski slopestyle party in 2014, resolved to step away from competing while in New Zealand at the commencing of past season.

“Between accidents and maybe not possessing as much excitement and appreciate for the level of competition facet of the activity, I felt like, ahead of I ruined snowboarding totally for myself, before I began to hate it, I desired to go on,” he reported this week, “and expand into other regions of skiing that I imagine we all variety of aspiration of when we’re increasing up.”

He even now skis, but not in the X Online games or on the global Environment Cup degree. Christensen is devoted to