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American Schlopy, Australian Segal Win First Ever Slopestyle World Championships

Alex Schlopy enjoyed some home snow advantage today as he won he FIS Slopestyle World Championship, barely defeating Sammy Carlson, who won this same event at the recently completed Winter X Games. Schlopy’s 41.8 bested Carlson’s 41.5 and Australia’s Russell Henshaw’s 41.2.

On the women’s side, Australia’s Anna Segal dominated both runs, with her first one, which tallied a 43.0, getting her the gold medal. She outpaced Canada’s Kaya Turski by over a point and the United States’s Keri Herman by 2.4 points. Turski, like the silver medalist on the men’s side, was the 2011 X Games Gold medalist.

The first skiing slopestyle event at the World Championships is a possible stepping stone to getting the event into the Olympics. The hopefuls will know later this year whether it will be added to the program for 2014 in Sochi.

Tomorrow the skiiers take the stage again as skiicross medals will be handed out.

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  1. February 4, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Austria?! AUSTRALIA!!!!!

    • February 4, 2011 at 6:12 am

      whoops. That will teach me to rely on the abbreviations only. Thanks for the comment!

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