Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Skier Cassie Sharpe Wins Gold in Halfpipe at Dew Tour

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Skier Cassie Sharpe Wins Gold in Halfpipe at Dew Tour

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Canada's Sharpe wins Dew Tour halfpipe ski

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - Canada's Cassie Sharpe won gold in women's halfpipe skiing at the Dew Tour on Friday after amassing a big score on her second run that her competitors couldn't touch.

The skier from Comox, B.C., laid down a clean run of 93.66 points in the second round, giving her a victory in the event and valuable Olympic qualification points.

Sharpe's closest competitor, France's Marie Martinod, crashed on her third attempt while pushing herself trying to try to better the Canadian's score.

With victory assured, Sharpe gave her final run a go anyway, crashing early as she tried to go big with her first jump.

"I didn't give it enough juice," she said.

But by that point it didn't matter.

"When I was at the top and Marie crashed and didn't beat my score, I was so relieved that I didn't have to put everything on the line," Sharpe said. …

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