Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Halfpipe Skier Cassie Sharpe Wins Silver in World Cup Opener

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Halfpipe Skier Cassie Sharpe Wins Silver in World Cup Opener

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Sharpe wins silver in World Cup opener

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COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. - Canadian halfpipe skier Cassie Sharpe opened her 2018-19 World Cup season with a silver medal on Friday.

Sharpe, from Comox, B.C., finished second at the event with a score of 90.50 to earn her best-ever result at Copper Mountain, a venue that she has called her "nemesis" for giving her trouble in the past. It was the sixth podium finish of her World Cup career.

Kelly Sildaru of Estonia finished first with a score of 93.00 while American Brita Sigourney was third with 88.00.

"I'm really excited to start the season off with a podium. It was a good contest, and it was really fun to have (Sildaru) there and put some fire under the skis," said Sharpe.

"I tried to ski my best, I definitely have some Copper voodoo jitters that I was trying to get over from, so I was definitely happy to put down a run and reach the podium. …

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