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NewsAlert: Canada's Sharpe wins gold in women's ski halfpipe at Winter Olympics

Last Updated Feb 19, 2018 at 10:40 pm EDT

Cassie Sharpe of Canada competes in the women's halfpipe skiing final at the Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BOKWANG, South Korea – Canadian freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe has won gold in the women’s ski halfpipe competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Sharpe, from Comox, B.C., finished with a score of 95.80 on a cool, sunny morning at Phoenix Park.

France’s Marie Martinod took silver after crashing in her final run, guaranteeing Sharpe the top spot.

American Brita Sigourney won bronze.

Sharpe was the last skier to compete in the three-run final after winning the qualifying session a day earlier.

She set the tone early in the final, getting a 94.40 in her first run down the halfpipe and following it up with a 95.80 in the second.

The best of three runs is a skier’s final score in ski halfpipe.

Calgary’s Rosalind Groenewoud finished 10th overall.

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