Jasmine Baird wins World Cup women’s big air snowboarding bronze in Switzerland

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Jasmine Baird of Mississauga, Ontario won her second World Cup medal of her career on Saturday.  She finished in third place in a World Cup women’s big air snowboarding event in Chur, Switzerland.

Baird posted a score of 148.75 points. She easily reached the podium as she had 52.5 more points than fellow Canadian, Brooke Voigt of Fort McMurray, Alberta, who was in fourth place with a score of 96.25 points. Kokomo Murase of Japan won the gold medal with a score of 173.75 points and Anna Gasser of Austria had a score of 150 points to take silver.

Baird posted a score of 80 with her first result, and then 68.75 with her third result. Each snowboarder had three attempts down the course, with the best A score and B score counting towards the grand total.

Baird’s first World Cup medal came in Seiser Alm, Italy on January 26, 2019 in a World Cup women’s snowboarding slopestyle event. In this event, Baird was one placement behind Voigt as Baird won bronze and Voigt won silver.

This is the first of two World Cup women’s snowboarding events this season. The second event will take place on December 4 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The bronze medal will give Baird confidence as she prepares for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 

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