Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Sharpe, Bowman Ski to Halfpipe Gold at Final Stop on World Cup Circuit

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Sharpe, Bowman Ski to Halfpipe Gold at Final Stop on World Cup Circuit

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Sharpe, Bowman victorious at halfpipe finale

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TIGNES, France - It was a Canadian sweep atop the podium at the final halfpipe ski World Cup event of the season, with Cassie Sharpe winning the women's competition and Noah Bowman winning the men's event on Thursday.

Sharpe, from Comox, B.C., finished with 90.40 points, ahead of France's Marie Martinod (90.00) and Brita Sigourney of the United States (88.40).

Sharpe also won the Crystal Globe for finishing first in the women's halfpipe standings with 329 points, ahead of Sigourney (306) and China's Zhang Kexin (264). Thursday's World Cup title capped an excellent year for Sharpe, who also won halfpipe gold at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

"I'm really excited at how the year went," Sharpe said. "Every contest was a new challenge unto itself but I'm so stoked to finish the year as the overall winner. …

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