Canadian Olympic gold medalist Cassie Sharpe of Calgary, Alberta won the gold medal in the women’s superpipe skiing at the 2019 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado on Thursday.Sharpe was one of two Canadians to record a medal in the event, as Rachael Karker of Guelph, Ontario won the bronze medal.
In a non-televised event, Sharpe posted a winning score of 94 points. Kelly Sildaru of Estonia won the silver medal with 92.33 points. Karker’s bronze medal score was 86.33 points.
Sharpe earned a medal by 9.34 points and Karker earned a medal by 1.67 points. Brita Sigourney of the United States was in fourth place with 84.66 points.
This is Sharpe’s second Winter X Games gold medal and third medal overall. She previously won a gold medal in the women’s superpipe skiing at the 2016 Winter X Games in Oslo and a bronze medal in the women’s superpipe skiing at the 2018 Winter X Games in Aspen. Karker meanwhile was making her Winter X Games debut.
Sharpe saved her best run for last. She delivered a remarkable 1080 with her final trick. Karker meanwhile received high praise for the height of her jumps. Sharpe won the gold medal in women’s halfpipe skiing at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.