Darcy Sharpe of Calgary, Alberta won a silver medal on Sunday in a men’s slopestyle snowboarding World Cup event in Cardrona, New Zealand. Darcy Sharpe, is the younger brother of Canadian freestyle ski star Cassie Sharpe.
In the men’s slopestyle snowboarding World Cup in the southern hemisphere, Sharpe posted a silver medal score of 85.33 points. Marcus Kleveland of Norway won the gold medal with 85.58 points. Carlos Garcia Knight of New Zealand made the home crowd happy with a bronze medal score of 84.58 points.
Sharpe earned a podium spot by 3.42 points. Chris Corning of the United States finished in fourth place with 81.91 points.
The silver medal will give Sharpe confidence as he prepares for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. This is Darcy Sharpe’s first World Cup in men’s slopestyle snowboarding. He won the silver medal in men’s big air snowboarding at a World Cup in Stoneham, Quebec on February 20, 2015. Darcy Sharpe also won a silver medal in men’s big air snowboarding at the 2015 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships in Kreischberg, Austria. Big air snowboarding will make its Olympic debut at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang with the Canadian team expected to be very deep.
Darcy Sharpe’s sister Cassie had great success in New Zealand this past weekend as well. On Friday, Cassie Sharpe won the gold medal in the women’s World Cup halfpipe event in Cardrona.