Pullin at the double in World Cup snowboard event
SNOWBOARD cross star Alex Pullin has had the perfect beginning to the Olympic season, picking up two gold medals at a World Cup meet in Argentina.
"Chumpy", as the Australian is known, backed up his win in Sunday's six-man final at Cerro Catedral with gold in the second four-man final yesterday.
That was his ninth career World Cup gold and Pullin said it was the perfect preparation for February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
"There is no feeling than crossing the line when there is no one in front of you," said Pullin, who crashed out in the quarter-finals at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
"I felt fast in training so I knew I should be pretty good today with the racing again.
"The first few heats got underway and they were pretty good and then, yeah, I was just able to do it again and lead the heat from the start, find some daylight and go.
"Feels amazing, unreal. I couldn't be happier."
The snowboard cross World Cup next heads to France in December.