Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Darcy Sharpe Takes Silver in Snowboard Slopestyle at X Games

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Darcy Sharpe Takes Silver in Snowboard Slopestyle at X Games

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Canada's Sharpe takes X Games silver

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ASPEN, Colo. - Canada's Darcy Sharpe earned his first career X Games medal on Saturday, taking silver in snowboard slopestyle.

The Comox, B.C., native scored 91 points on his third and final run down the course, bettering his 87.66-point first run.

Marcus Kleveland of Norway scored 93.66 points for gold. Regina's Mark McMorris was third with 90.

Tyler Nicholson of North Bay, Ont., the silver medallist from the 2017 Aspen X Games, was fifth.

Sharpe, who pulled out of the big air event a day earlier with ankle issues, improved on his sixth-place slopestyle finish at the 2016 Aspen X Games.

The 21-year-old was not named to Canada's Olympic team, which was announced earlier this month.

Sharpe's sister, 25-year-old Cassie Sharpe, won bronze on Thursday in the women's ski superpipe event. …

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