Canadian snowboarder Darcy Sharpe wins World Cup slopestyle gold in Calgary
Canadian snowboarder Darcy Sharpe won men’s World Cup slopestyle gold Sunday in Calgary.
The 27-year-old from Comox, B.C., posted a winning score of 88.85 points in the second of his three runs. Sharpe’s victory was the first of his career in slopestyle.
Dusty Henricksen of the United States was second with 82.66 and Sharpe’s Canadian teammate, Cameron Spalding of Moonstone, Ont., claimed bronze with 77.33.
Fellow Canadians Liam Brearley and Truth Smith also qualified for the final, finishing 13th and 18th, respectively.
Julia Marino of the United States won women’s gold ahead of runner-up Laurie Blouin of Quebec City and bronze medallist Jasmine Baird of Georgetown, Ont., who reached her third World Cup podium of the season.
Marino won with a score of 78.36 points. Blouin scored 76.41 just ahead of Baird with 76.21.
Canada’s Juliette Pelchat finished sixth with 64.50 points, while Emeraude Maheux was seventh (64.10).
Blouin won slopestyle silver in her Olympic debut at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Calgary’s World Cup was an international warmup for the world championship Feb. 19 to March 5 in Bakuriani, Georgia.
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