Snowboarder Makes X Games History
He lands a 'triple cork'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2011 11:15 AM CST

(Newser) – The X Games are getting an unusual amount of buzz in mainstream outlets because of a Norwegian snowboarder named Torstein Horgmo. He won the gold by landing something called a triple cork, which is the first time it's been done in competition and a very big deal in X Games circles, notes Bleacher Report. Horgmo, who managed his feat with broken ribs from an earlier crash, also did a nice job punting his helmet to the crowd.