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Omischl wins, clinches Freestyle World Cup aerials title

Omischl wins, clinches Freestyle World Cup aerials title

Canada's Steve Omischl secured the World Cup aerials title by winning his fifth event of the season on Saturday.
Omischl scored 240.32 points and edged Stanislav Kravchuk of Belarus, who was second with 236.45 for his second podium appearance this season.
Nicolas Thepaut of France finished third with 156.71 points.
"I definitely won the overall aerials (title) now," said Omischl. "It's the hardest thing, I think, to win in this sport. It's a big honor for me."
Omischl, the 2005 world champion, leads Anton Kushnir of Belarus by 84 points with one event remaining next week in Davos, Switzerland. Kushnir was 12th Saturday after falling on his second attempt.
In the women's event, American Emily Cook won her first World Cup event with 160.41, beating Deidra Dionne of Canada, who scored 159.28 points.
China's Zhang Xin was third with 156.51.
It was the first time a World Cup freestyle aerials event was held on an artificial slope. A 48-meter high tower was erected near the Moscow University at the Vorobyovy hills.
In a dual moguls event in Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic, Guilbaut Colas of France and Aiko Uemura of Japan won the men's and women's competitions.
Colas edged American Nathan Roberts in the final while Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada beat Russia's Andrey Volkov for third place.
Olympic champion Dale Begg-Smith of Australia leads the overall standings with 439 points with three more events remaining. Colas is second, 15 points behind, and Bilodeau third with 315.
Uemura beat Canada's Sylvia Kerfoot, who crashed in the final, to take the lead in the overall standings with 383 points.
Emiko Torito of the United States was third, followed by Alizee Boulangeat of France.
Margarita Marbler of Austria dropped to second in the season standings with 370 poiunts after finishing fifth.


Updated : 2021-07-28 12:51 GMT+08:00