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Canada tastes victory at FIS freestyle half-pipes

By  Unsigned,   Friday, 14 March 2008

Despite controversy over the cancellation of the downhill ski event at the FIS World Cup Grand Finals, the freestyle half-pipe competitions continued as planned.

In the men's competition, Canada's Michael Riddle won his first World Cup event but because teammate Matthew Heyward already had two wins he was the one who claimed the World Cup title.

On the ladies' side, the USA's Jennifer Hudak claimed her first World Cup victory, while Canada's Sarah Burke finished second.

But it was Burke who claimed the World Cup trophy thanks to two wins over the season and one second place position.

In recent days the mood among some skiers has soured as warm weather and soft snow resulted in a number of cancelled competitions.

If all goes to plan, the crystal globes, and the silver and bronze medals, will be handed out to winning athletes on Saturday March 15th.