Relive Emil Johansson's 8 consecutive wins on the Crankworx World Tour

Take a trip down memory lane with the undisputed king of mountain bike slopestyle as we show you all of his Crankworx World Tour winning runs from 2019 to 2022.
By Hanna Jonsson
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Emil Johansson competes at Red Bull Joyride in Whistler, BC, Canada, on August 3, 2022.
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It all starts back in 2019 at the most prestigious mountain bike slopestyle event of the year – Red Bull Joyride. Emil Johansson comes in, smokes his opponents with an impressively clean, stylish and trick-packed run, and wins his first-ever Crankworx Slopestyle contest. Since that day, Johansson has not stopped winning at Crankworx events. Not once. The run meant he became only the second person after Nicholi Rogatkin to do the Triple Crown of Slopestyle, having won the events at Innsbruck, British Columbia and Rotorua in one calendar year.
Now, with eight consecutive wins to his name, the undisputed king of slopestyle is the man to beat. Johansson just keeps on putting down one insane run after the other, and it has left his fellow competitors scratching their heads about what they need to do to beat him.
Emil Johansson poses for a portrait after winning the Maxxis Slopestyle at Crankworx in Rotorua, New Zealand on November 07, 2021

Yet another Johansson Crankworx gold medal after winning in Rotorua in 2021

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So, ahead of the third Crankworx Word Tour stop of 2022 in Cairns, Australia, where the Swede hopes to make it nine wins out of nine, we thought we'd take a little trip down memory lane. Check out all of Johansson's eight consecutive Crankworx winning runs and some stats from his impressive career.
Tune into Red Bull TV on Saturday, October 8, to watch the action unfold at Crankworx Cairns Slopestyle.
Emil Johansson Crankworx Slopestyle stats:
  • Wins: 8
  • Podiums: 12
  • Triple Crown of Slopestyle titles: 1
  • Highest ever score: 98 – Innsbruck 2022

Win #1 Crankworx Whistler 2019

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Emil Johansson's winning run – Red Bull Joyride

Check out Emil Johansson's incredible winning run from Red Bull Joyride at the Crankworx World Tour 2019.


Not only does Johansson start his winning streak by taking home the most prestigious slopestyle event in the world, Red Bull Joyride, but he does so after being away from competitions for almost two years, battling an autoimmune disease that almost ends his career. During his winning run, you can hear the commentators say: “Emil has been referred to as the future greatest of all time, showing so much potential”. Little do they know just how spot-on they are…

Win #2 Crankworx Rotorua 2020

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Emil Johansson's winning slopestyle run – Rotorua

Check out Emil Johansson's incredible winning run from the men's slopestyle final in Rotorua, New Zealand.


At Crankworx Rotorua in 2020, Johansson came into the slopestyle contest as the man to beat for the first time in his career. That kind of pressure would affect most people. Johansson, however, showed no signs of stress and, instead, blew everyone away with a run so packed with tricks that it even confused the commentators. His way of packing an unfathomable amount of tricks into one single jump, as well as his ability to do most tricks in both directions, known as oppo's, sees him take the highest score of the day and secure his second-ever win.

Win #3 Crankworx Innsbruck 2020

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Emil Johansson's Crankworx Innsbruck 2020 winning run

Watch Emil Johannson’s run from a windy Crankworx Innsbruck in Austria. The Swedish rider won his third Slopestyle event in a row.

Johansson keeps his nerves at bay and his mind strong and stays rubber side down despite winds so strong that it sees many of his competitors crash out. Even with a few wobbles and a bit of a cased landing due to the wind, Johansson manages to get the highest score of the day and walk away with win number three.

Win #4 Crankworx Innsbruck 2021

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Slopestyle winning run – Innsbruck

Enjoy the display of slopestyle perfection from Emil Johansson that won him gold at Crankworx Innsbruck.


"I've been thinking about doing this run on this course ever since last year's competition," Johansson said after putting down his winning run on the Innsbruck's slopestyle course. This is nearly the perfect run, with Johansson recording the highest score of his career with a 97.5 from the judges. His fellow competitor and countryman Max Fredriksson comments after the event that "when Emil is here, the rest of us are competing for second place."

Win #5 Crankworx Silverstar 2021

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Emil Johansson's winning slopestyle run – British Columbia

Watch Emil Johansson's winning slopestyle run at SilverStar Bike Park in British Columbia.


Johansson just never settles. He can lay down the best run we have ever seen, yet find ways to improve it. Despite winning every event for the past two years, he shows up to the next one with even more tricks up his sleeve. At the slopestyle contest at Crankworx British Columbia, he decided to showcase not one but three world-first tricks in a competition run.

Win #6 Crankworx Rotorua 2021

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Winning slopestyle run – Rotorua

Check out Emil Johansson's winning slopestyle run at Crankworx Rotorua to seal the Triple Crown.


At Rotorua, Johansson had the added pressure of completing the Triple Crown of Slopestyle. Getting that achievement is huge by itself, but there was also a handsome payday for him if he could win in Rotorua and complete the Triple Crown. Johansson scored 93.75 on his first run, and that score wasn't beaten by any other competitors coming down in their second runs.

Win #7 Crankworx Innsbruck 2022

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Emil Johansson’s winning run

The Swedish slopestyle phenom makes it seven wins in a row at Crankworx Innsbruck 2022.


Johansson and the Innsbruck Crankworx Slopestyle course seem to be a match made in heaven. The previous year’s contest saw him awarded 97.5, a score so high most slopestyle riders can only dream of achieving it. This time he laid down an insanely technical run full of tail whips and 360s, spinning in multiple directions and nailing every landing as he scores a 98. His highest score to date.

Win #8 Crankworx Whistler 2022

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Emil Johansson’s winning run – Red Bull Joyride

Emil Johansson won Red Bull Joyride in 2019, and the Swedish slopestyle star has done it again in 2022.


In front of 32,000 spectators, Johansson takes his second Red Bull Joyride victory during Whistler Crankworx. Making easy work of the creative course that sees many of his opponents crash out, he takes his eighth consecutive win with another technical, smooth and perfect run. Can anyone dethrone the technical wizard that is Emil Johansson?
What will Cairns bring for Johannson? Well, simply download the free Red Bull TV app and tune in on Saturday, October 8, to catch all the action live from Crankworx Cairns Slopestyle.

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