Canada's Cassie Sharpe wins GOLD in ski halfpipe at 2018 Olympics

Feb 20 2018, 10:20 am

Go big or go home.

Comox, BC’s Cassie Sharpe has won gold for Canada in ski halfpipe with the top score of 95.80. Her second-best run (94.40) would have been enough for gold too.

Sharpe had the best two runs during qualifying yesterday, before throwing down the top two runs in the final today.

She clinched gold before her final run, which turned out to be a victory lap.

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Image: CBC

“It doesn’t quite feel real yet, but it feels great to put down a run I’ve worked so hard to land,” said the newly crowned Olympic champion in a television interview with CBC.

Really, it wasn’t even close.

Marie Martinod of France took home silver (92.60), while USA’s Brita Sigourney won bronze (91.60).

Here are her first two runs of the final:

And the victory lap:

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