Canadian Olympic gold medalist Cassie Sharpe of Calgary, Alberta and Noah Bowman of Calgary, Alberta each won a medal on Saturday in halfpipe skiing at the 2019 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships from Park City, Utah on Saturday. Sharpe won a silver medal in the women’s halfpipe skiing event and Bowman won bronze in the men’s halfpipe skiing event.
For Sharpe, it was her second career world championship medal and for Bowman it was his first career world championship medal. Sharpe previously won a silver medal at the 2015 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Championships in Kreischberg, Austria.
In the women’s halfpipe skiing competition on Saturday, Sharpe posted a score of 94.4 points. Kelly Sildaru of Estonia won the gold medal with a score of 95 points. Brita Sigourney of the United States won the bronze medal with a score of 90.6 points.
Sharpe reached the podium by 9.2 points. Rachael Karker of Erin, Ontario finished in fourth place with 85.2 points.
In the men’s halfpipe skiing competition on Saturday, Bowman had a score of 91.6 points. Aaron Blunck of the United States won the gold medal with 94.2 points. Kevin Rolland of France won the silver medal with a score of 93.8 points. Bowman reached the podium by 0.2 points over Simon d’Artois of Whistler, British Columbia, who finished in fourth place with a score of 91.4 points.
Sharpe won her gold medal in women’s halfpipe at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She and Bowman will be medal contenders for Canada in women’s and men’s halfpipe respectively at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.