Eliot Grondin and Liam Brearley win World Cup snowboarding events

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Canadian Olympic silver medalist Eliot Grondin of Sainte-Marie, Quebec and Liam Brearley of Gravenhust, Ontario each won World Cup snowboarding events over the weekend. Grondin actually won two World Cup snowboardcross events in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec on Saturday and Sunday respectively, while Brearley won gold in a World Cup slopestyle snowboarding event in Silvaplana, Switzerland on Saturday.

In the World Cup slopestyle, Brearley posted a winning score of 88.1 points. Taiga Hasegawa of Japan won the silver medal with a score of 85.52 points. Valentino Guseli of Australia won the bronze medal with a score of 83.77 points. Brearley reached the podium by 13.88 points over Tiarn Collins of New Zealand, who finished in fourth place with 79.09 points.

In the World Cup snowboarding cross event on Saturday, Grondin beat silver medalist Cameron Bolton of Australia and Radek Houser of Czech Republic won bronze. In the World Cup snowboarding cross event on Sunday, Grondin beat silver medalist Bolton and bronze medalist Leon Ulbricht of Germany.

Brearley and Grondin won the World Cup crystal globes in their disciplines. Brearley won the World Cup slopestyle snowboarding standings with 229 points. Ryoma Kimata of Japan won the silver medal with 180 points. Grondin won the World Cup snowboard cross standings with 952 points. Alessandro Haemmerle of Austria finished in second place with 604 points. The medals for Brearley and Grondin will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 


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