Sharpe and d’Artois win 2018-19 Crystal Globe in halfpipe skiing

Cassie Sharpe (Freestyle Skiing Canada) (with permission)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Cassie Sharpe of Calgary, Alberta and Simon D’Artois of Vancouver, British Columbia have won the 2018-19 Crystal Globe in women’s and men’s halfpipe skiing respectively. At the final World Cup halfpipe skiing event of the season in Mammoth Mountain, California, Sharpe won the gold medal in the women’s World Cup and d’Artois won the silver medal in the men’s World Cup. There was to be a World Cup halfpipe skiing competition in Tignes, France on March 20 and 21, however that event was cancelled.

In the women’s World Cup halfpipe skiing event in Mammoth Mountain on March 9, Sharpe posted a score of 95.6 points. Kelly Sildaru of Estonia won the silver medal with 87.4 points. Kexin Zhang of China won the bronze medal with 82.2 points. Sharpe reached the podium by 16.2 points over Rachael Karker of Guelph, Ontario, who finished in fourth place with 79.4 points.

In the men’s World Cup halfpipe skiing event in Mammoth Mountain on March 9, D’Artois posted a score of 93.8 points. Birk Irving of the United States won the gold medal with a score of 95.2 points. Thomas Krief of France won the bronze medal with 86.6 points. D’Artois reached the podium by 8.6 points as David Wise of the United States was in fourth place with 85.2 points.

D’Artois had 256 World Cup points this year. He had 31 more points than Nico Porteous of New Zealand, who was in second place with 225 points. Sharpe had 280 World Cup points this year. She had 20 more points than Karker, who was second with 260 points.

Meanwhile in women’s slopestyle skiing at Mammoth Mountain on March 10, Megan Oldham of Perry Sound, Ontario won the bronze medal with 76.15 points. Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland won the gold medal with 86.65 points. Johanne Killi of Norway won the silver medal with 79.15 points. Oldham reached the podium by 0.4 points over Sarah Hoefflin of Switzerland, who was in fourth place with 75.75 points.

Oldham is now in third place in the World Cup women’s slopestyle skiing standings with 181 points. Hoefflin leads with 230 points. The last women’s World Cup slopestyle skiing event is in Silvaplana, Switzerland on March 30.

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