Norway's Braaten will be a favorite for gold in his home country at XG Norway 2018. He's delivered in front of the home crowd before, winning Slopestyle in at XG Norway 2017. Now a five-time XG medalist, Braaten has had an incredible run over the past two years: After two X Games Slopestyle gold in 2017, he claimed silver in both Big Air and Slopestyle at XG Aspen 2018 before taking Olympic gold in slopestyle in PyeongChang. A two-time winner of the AFP slopestyle title (2016 and 2017), Braaten -- who is a native of the tiny Torpo, Norway (pop. 405!) -- was nominated for a 2017 ESPY for Best Male Action Sports Athlete. Oystein's brother, Gjermund, has multiple X Games Snowboard appearances.
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X Games Competition History
|X Games Norway 2018|| SKI Big Air||3rd|
|X Games Aspen 2018|| SKI Big Air||2nd|
|X Games Aspen 2018|| SKI Slopestyle||2nd|
|X Games Norway 2017|| SKI Big Air||8th|
|X Games Norway 2017|| SKI Slopestyle||1st|
|X Games Aspen 2017|| SKI Slopestyle||1st|
|X Games Oslo 2016|| SKI Big Air||5th|
|X Games Aspen 2016|| SKI Slopestyle||3rd|
|X Games Aspen 2015|| SKI Slopestyle||13th|