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Maltais caps title with win, Berg beats Olyunin

Dominique Maltais caps snowboard cross world title with win, Paul Berg wins men's race

Maltais caps title with win, Berg beats Olyunin

LA MOLINA, Spain (AP) -- Canada's Dominique Maltais capped her snowboard cross World Cup title by winning the final of race of the season on Saturday, while Paul Berg of Germany beat Olympic silver medalist Nikolay Olyunin.

Maltais overtook and held off Lindsey Jacobellis to edge out the American and win the women's final. Raffaella Brutto of Italy finished third after Yuka Fujimori of Japan crashed.

Berg finished ahead of Russia's Olyunin, with Spaniard Regino Hernandez coming third after he and Canadian Christopher Robankse slowed each other down early in the descent.

On Friday, Omar Visintin of Italy claimed the World Cup title when Australian Jarryd Hughes, the only rider with a chance to overtake Visintin in the standings, failed to qualify.

Updated : 2021-05-09 00:00 GMT+08:00