Brooke Voigt wins World Cup slopestyle snowboarding bronze in Italy


Brooke Voigt (Wikimedia Commons)

Brooke Voigt of Fort McMurray, Alberta won a bronze medal in a World Cup slopestyle snowboarding competition in Seiser Alm, Italy on Thursday. For Voigt it was her ninth World Cup medal and sixth in slopestyle.

Voigt posted a score of 68.66 points in Italy. She reached the podium by 1.25 points over fourth place finisher Loranne Smans of Belgium, who had a fourth place score of 67.41 points. Tess Coady of Australia won the gold medal with 73.48 points and Katie Ormerod of Great Britain won the silver medal with 72.11 points.

This was Vogt’s third World Cup snowboarding medal of the season, but first in slopestyle as her other two snowboarding medals were in big air. She won silver in Modena, Italy on November 2 and bronze in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on December 20.

Voigt is now fourth in the World Cup women’s slopestyle snowboarding standings with 890 points. Omerod leads with 1400 points. Coady and Julia Marino of the United States are tied for second place with 1000 points.

The competition in Italy was the second of five women’s World Cup slopestyle snowboarding competitions this season. Calgary will be hosting a World Cup on February 16. The bronze medal for Voigt in Seiser Alm will give her confidence as she prepares for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 

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