Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Cassie Sharpe and Simon d'Artois Capture Crystal Globes

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Cassie Sharpe and Simon d'Artois Capture Crystal Globes

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Canada's Sharpe and d'Artois win Crystal Globes

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MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, Calif. - Canada's Cassie Sharpe and Simon d'Artois each captured the Crystal Globe on Saturday by reaching the podium in the final FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup halfpipe event of the season.

Sharpe, the reigning Olympic champion, scored 95.60 points on her second run to win gold -- her fifth consecutive World Cup medal and her seventh in her last eight outings on the circuit dating back to March 2017.

"Going into my second run, I knew I was not in the top spot... I just went out and dropped my new trick I've only done twice before. I'm just super happy," said Sharpe.

"I came into this not expecting to get the globe, but I didn't want to get my hopes up about it. If it happened then yeah, but if it didn't, I did not want to be upset about it," added the 26-year-old Calgary native. …

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