Emil Johansson proved unstoppable as he completed a perfect Crankworx season by emerging victorious at Red Bull Joyride in Whistler 2023 Crankworx World Tour. Here is all you need to know:
SATURDAY, JULY 29
Emil Johansson pulled off an undefeated season as he won the Crankworx FMB Slopestyle World Championships courtesy of victory at Red Bull Joyride.
The Swedish star crashed during practice and saw the event delayed by three hours due to high winds and poor weather conditions in Whistler’s boneyard. But no-one could deny Johansson once the event got underway as his run netted him a score of 92.4 points.
This was enough to secure Johansson a 13th Crankworx gold medal, finishing well clear of runner-up France’s Paul Couderc‘s 87 and bronze medallist Tom Isted‘s of Britain who scored 83.8.
“I don’t even know where to begin. I busted my shoulder this morning and I wasn’t really sure what level I would be able to perform. I decided to play it as safe as possible and really just wanted to make it down the hill. I made it down and I don’t know, I just try to pinch myself because it hasn’t really sunk in yet and I don’t know if it will.”Johansson, 24, said: