Colorado freeskier Birk Irving is heading to Beijing to flip and spin

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Birk Irving at the 2020 Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, California

Birk Irving is taking his hardest trick, the double cork 1620, to the Olympics. For those not in the freeskiing universe, that’s two backflips plus four-and-a-half rotations. Irving was born and raised in Winter Park. He’s one of 23 Colorado athletes who will compete in the games starting this week.