Canada's Cassie Sharpe's halfpipe gold gives her overall World Cup championship

It was a Canadian sweep atop the podium at the final halfpipe ski World Cup event of the season, with Cassie Sharpe winning the women’s competition and Noah Bowman winning the men’s event on Thursday. Sharpe, from Comox, B.C., finished with 90.40 points, ahead of France’s Marie Martinod (90.00) and Brita Sigourney of the United […]

American halfpipe skier who didn’t perform a single trick gamed the system to qualify for the Olympics while representing Hungary

Elizabeth Swaney competed in the ladies’ ski halfpipe on Monday despite being unable to land any real tricks. Swaney qualified for the Olympics through a loophole of sorts — athletes were required a number of top-30 finishes, so she would enter competitions with less than 30 athletes in the field, thus assuring the requirement would be […]

Canada's Cassie Sharpe earns World Cup ski halfpipe gold

Canada’s Cassie Sharpe dominated en route to ski halfpipe gold at the World Cup in Snowmass, Colo., on Friday. The 25-year-old registered top marks in each of her three runs, with her highest coming in at 93.20 in her final run. American Brita Sigourney won silver with a score of 89.20, while Japan’s Ayana Onozuka took bronze with […]

Canada's Cassie Sharpe skis to halfpipe gold

Canadian Cassie Sharpe won gold in the World Cup women’s freestyle skiing halfpipe event on Tuesday in Tignes, France. Sharpe scored 90.80 at the season finale, with Japan’s Ayana Onozuka and France’s Marie Martinod rounding out the podium. Canada’s Cassie Sharpe celebrates her gold medal in Tignes, France0:36 The 24-year-old native of Comox, B.C. now owns two World Cup golds after […]

World Cup freestyle skiing: Halfpipe from France

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Freestyle skiing World Cup: Halfpipe, moguls, aerials & ski cross

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