Leysin, which hosted Lausanne 2020 Youth Winter Olympics action, was the venue for the FIS Park and Pipe Junior World Championships ©Getty Images

Troy Podmilsak produced the stand-out performance of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Park and Pipe Junior World Championships at the Swiss resort of Leysin as he won gold in two of the three men’s disciplines.

United States athletes won the bulk of the medals in an event that was being used as a development platform towards the Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympic Games in four years’ time, but there was a fair spread of national winners.

New Zealand’s Gustav Legnavsky earned the first gold of the Championships as he topped the men’s freeski halfpipe standings with 240.00 points.

Silver went to Matthew Labaugh of the US on 197.20 points, and bronze to his compatriot Ben Fethke, who scored 163.10.

South Korea’s Kim Daeun triumphed in the women’s freeski halfpipe with 240.00 points, with two more medals going to the US as Kathryn Gray scored 183.60 and Piper Arnold 136.00.

Podmilsak won the first of his golds in the men’s freeski big air event, scoring 240.00 points to finish ahead of New Zealand’s Luca Harrington, on 199.00, and Leo Landroe of Norway, who scored 166.80.

Canada won its first medal of the Championships, and it was golden, in the women’s big air, where Brynn Johnston garnered 240.00 points as Gray earned her second silver with 196.30 and Jade Michaud of France took bronze on 161.30.

Podmilsak completed his golden double in the men’s slopestyle, on 240.00 points, with his compatriot Labaugh earning a second silver on 199.10 and Sweden’s Axel Burmansson taking bronze on 167.00.

In the Snowboard Championships running in parallel at the Swiss resort, South Korea’s Lee Chaeun won the men’s halfpipe with 240.00 from Shuichiro Shigeno of Japan, who scored 197.30, and Jonas Hasler of Switzerland on 163.40.

And Lee’s compatriot Choi Gaon soon added a second gold in the women’s snowboard halfpipe, with Bea Kim of the United States second on 197.00 and Brooke Dhont of Canada on 162.80.

Lee Chaeun of South Korea won the men's snowboard halfpipe gold at Leysin in the FIS Park and Pipe Junior World Championships ©FIS
Lee Chaeun of South Korea won the men's snowboard halfpipe gold at Leysin in the FIS Park and Pipe Junior World Championships ©FIS

Austria’s Eric Dovjak took the honours in the men’s snowboard big air ahead of Japan’s Taiga Hasegawa and Lee Chaeun added a bronze to his collection.

Britain’s Mia Brookes won the women’s big air, with silver going to Chihiro Edamatsu of Japan and bronze to Melissa Peperkamp of The Netherlands.

Cameron Spalding of Canada won the snowboard men’s slopestyle from New Zealand’s Campbell Melville Ives and Fynn Bullock-Womble of the US.

The women’s snowboard slopestyle gold went to Japan’s Yura Murase, with silver going to Brookes of Britain, and bronze to Edamatsu.

Leysin has previously held the Halfpipe Junior World Championships during the 2018-2019 season, as well as events at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games.