Canadian Amy Fraser won her first World Cup gold medal after the women’s halfpipe skating final was cancelled
Canadian skier Amy Fraser won her first gold medal of her World Cup career in the halfpipe on Friday.
A severe snowstorm canceled several World Cup events in Mammoth Mountain, California, including the women’s halfpipe final.
The 28-year-old Fraser, who was born in Halifax but now lives in Calgary, earned the gold medal for her first-place finish in qualifying with 85.50 points.
Chinese Olympic champion Elaine Gu took second place with 83.50 points, while Zoe Atkin took bronze with 82.50 points.
This was the same podium finish as Superpipe’s result last weekend at the X Games in Aspen, where Gu took gold, Atkin took silver and Fraser took bronze.
This was Fraser’s third time on the World Cup podium in the halfpipe. She won a bronze medal in China’s Secret Garden last December, and a silver medal in Colorado last season.
Dylan Glennie, of Courtenay, British Columbia, finished fifth on Friday with 80 points.
The World Cup downhill snowboard event scheduled for Friday at Mammoth Mountain has also been cancelled.