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Kelly Sildaru, 13, becomes youngest Winter X Games champion

Estonian Kelly Sildaru, 13, became the youngest Winter X Games champion ever, winning the ski slopestyle in Aspen, Colo., on Friday.

Sildaru, who was born during the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics, scored 93 points in her first of three runs and danced in the finish area.

“I don’t know, I’m so happy,” Sildaru, who doesn’t speak much English, told ESPN after winning.

It held up to beat a field that included Olympic gold and silver medalists Dara Howell of Canada and Devin Logan of the U.S.

Full results are here.

Sildaru, who also won the Dew Tour Mountain Championships in December, broke halfpipe snowboarder Chloe Kim‘s record from last year as the youngest Winter X Games champion. Kim was 14.

Sildaru has already been in an Estonian yogurt commercial with one of the nation’s pop stars. A video of her skiing from four years ago has more than 200,000 YouTube views.

All seven of Estonia’s Winter Olympic medals have come in cross-country skiing.

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