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Mike Riddle, Cassie Sharpe win gold in ski halfpipe at World Cup event

03/12/2015 05:09 EDT | Updated 05/12/2015 05:59 EDT
Canadian freestyle skiers Mike Riddle and Cassie Sharpe turned in gold medal performances in Thursday’s halfpipe World Cup in Tignes, France.

Riddle, a 28-year-old Edmonton native, scored 95.00 points to defeat Americans David Wise (94.20) and Alex Ferreira (87.40).

It was a season-best finish for Riddle, who won a silver medal in the halfpipe at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Sharpe, 22, won the women’s event Thursday with a score of 93.80.

The native of Comox, B.C., beat Ayana Onozuka of Japan, who sits atop the World Cup standings with 240 points while Sharpe is fourth with 145 points.

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