Canadian Press – February 28, 2023 / 9:06 am | Stories: 413655
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BAKURIANI, Georgia — Megan Oldham won a silver medal in the women’s slopestyle competition Tuesday at the world freestyle ski championships.
Oldham, of Parry Sound, Ont., scored 87.75 in her second and final run to finish just behind winner Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland.
Gremaud’s score of 87.95 points in his first round was a sign of victory, while Johanne Killi from Norway finished third with 84.71 points.
It was Oldham’s best result in a world championship. He finished third in slopestyle in 2021.
In the men’s competition, Max Moffatt of Caledon, Ont., finished fourth with a score of 82.80.
He was sitting in third place until Norwegian Birk Ruud scored 90.75 on his way to the gold medal.
Christian Nummedal from Norway (87.08) won silver and Andri Ragettli from Switzerland (84.33) took bronze.
Slopestyle qualifying kicked off on Monday after being twice postponed over the weekend. Oldham took third place in qualifying with a score of 79.65 and third after the first leg of Tuesday’s big final with 80.88.
“It’s been a tough week because of the weather so I’m very happy with my result,” said Oldham. “It was very windy, so I tried to stay focused during practice and worked on the things I could control. Luckily, today was a good day, and I was able to put it all together and have a good run.”
OIdham was the only Canadian in the women’s final. Evan McEachran of Oakville, Ont., (seventh) and Noah Porter MacLennan of Ottawa (10th) joined Moffatt in the men’s final.
Skiers will return to the slopes on Friday for the big air qualifier.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on February 28, 2023.
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