Newspaper article The Canadian Press

First World Cup Win for Canadian Slopestyle Skier Yuki Tsubota

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

First World Cup Win for Canadian Slopestyle Skier Yuki Tsubota

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Canadian Tsubota wins slopestyle

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MAMMOTH LAKE, Calif. - The 2016 U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain was hit by poor weather conditions, but that didn't stop Canadian slopestyle skier Yuki Tsubota from winning her first World Cup.

The 21-year-old Tsubota reached the top of the podium on Sunday with a score of 84.40. Giulia Tanno of Switzerland was next at 77.40 while Sweden's Emma Dahlstrom came third with 76.20.

"It was a very long day but I couldn't have hoped for a better ending," said the Whistler, B.C., native. "There were wind issues out here today so I went for a run that I knew I could nail.

"I have been working on new tricks on the rails for some time to increase my level of difficulty. In the end, that paid off."

Nikki Blackall, from Barrie, Ont., came sixth with a score of 67. …

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