Eileen Gu won her second gold of the FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championships in Aspen after triumphing in the women's freeski slopestyle ©Getty Images

Chinese teenage sensation Eileen Gu claimed her second gold medal of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard and Freeski World Championships in Aspen after victory in the women’s ski slopestyle.

Gu followed up a win in the ski halfpipe yesterday by comprehensively beating her rivals in the slopestyle at Buttermilk Ski Resort in Aspen in the United States.

Seventeen-year-old Gu, a double Winter Youth Olympic gold medallist at Lausanne 2020 and double gold medallist at the 2021 Winter X Games, secured a comfortable victory after she scored 84.23 points.

Gu finished more than seven points clear of her closest rival, silver medallist Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland, who scored 77.15.

The podium was completed by Canada’s Megan Oldham with 76.18.

Rounding out the top five were France’s Tess Ledeux in fourth with 74.95 and Marin Hamill of the United States in fifth with 71.18.

Andri Ragettli of Switzerland won gold in the men's freeski slopestyle in Aspen ©Getty Images
Andri Ragettli of Switzerland won gold in the men's freeski slopestyle in Aspen ©Getty Images

The men’s ski slopestyle final was a much tighter affair, with gold going to Andri Ragettli of Switzerland, with a score of 90.65 points.

Ragettli, 22, a 2021 Winter X Games gold medallist at this venue in big air, won by 1.10 points ahead of Colby Stevenson of the United States who scored 89.55.

Fellow American Alexander Hall completed the podium with 86.01.

Fourth place went to Britain’s James Woods with 84.76 while the top five was completed by Kim Gubser of Switzerland with 81.78.

Snowboard halfpipe finals were also held in Aspen, with 20-year-old Chloe Kim and 19-year-old Yuto Totsuka victorious and underlining their credentials as global stars.

American Kim scored 93.75 to win the women's crown by also five points, with compatriot Maddie Mastro second and Spain's Queralt Castellet third to earn a second world medal at the age of 31.

It is Olympic champion Kim's second world title in a row.

Japan's Totsuka, the Winter X Games superpipe champion, was a resounding winner in the men's contest.

His score of 96.25 left Australia's Scotty James second on 90.50, with Swiss rider Jan Scherrer completing the podium.

James had won three world titles in a row heading into this event.

Attention is due to turn to the big air discipline tomorrow, with men’s and women’s qualification scheduled to take place.