Olympic gold medalist Cassie Sharpe of Calgary, Alberta is now a Crystal Globe champion. On Thursday, Sharpe won the final women’s halfpipe World Cup skiing event of the 2017-18 season to win her first career World Cup title.
Sharpe posted a score of 90.4 points to win the World Cup in Tignes, France. Marie Martinod of France won the silver medal with a score of 90 points. Brita Sigourney of the United States won the bronze medal with 88.4 points.
Sharpe reached the podium by 3.2 points. Carly Margulies of the United States finished in fourth place with a score of 87.2 points.
In terms of the World Cup overall standings, Sharpe finished the season with 329 points. Sigourney was second with 306 points. Kexin Zhang of China finished in third place with 264 points.
This was the fifth World Cup title in Sharpe’s career and third in Tignes. She previously won in 2015 and 2017. It was also Sharpe’s third World Cup gold medal of the season after wins in Cardrona, New Zealand on September 1, 2017 and in Snowmass, California on January 12, 2018.
Sharpe was not the only Canadian to win a World Cup medal in halfpipe skiing in Tignes this past week. In the men’s halfpipe skiing World Cup, Noah Bowman of Calgary, Alberta won the gold medal with 94.2 points for his first World Cup win in his career. Simon D’Artois of Whistler, British Columbia won the bronze medal with a score of 89.2 points. Alex Ferreira of the United States won the silver medal with 92.2 points.
Bowman reached the podium by 5.4 points and D’Artois reached the podium by 0.4 points. Birk Irving of the United States was in fourth place with a score of 88.8 points.
Bowman finished the World Cup season in men’s halfpipe skiing with 230 points and d’Artois finished the season with 204 points. Ferreira was the Crystal Globe champion with 362 points followed by Wise at 279 points.
It was the second time this season that Bowman reached the World Cup podium. On December 8, Bowman won a silver medal in Copper Mountain, Colorado.
d’Artois has now won three World Cup bronze medals in his career with all coming this season. He previously won a bronze medal at a World Cup in Cardrona, New Zealand on September 1 and in Copper Mountain, Colorado on December 8.