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Team USA's Brita Sigourney wins bronze in women's ski halfpipe

USA’s Brita Sigourney Wins Bronze In Women’s Ski Halfpipe, Hugs Teammate Annalisa Drew [VIDEO]

Brita Sigourney earned the bronze in the women’s ski halfpipe event at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics on Tuesday and knocked compatriot Annalisa Drew off the podium by doing so.

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Nevertheless, the two Americans are close friends, as evidenced by the embrace they shared after the competition ended.

Californian Sigourney, 28, finished third with a 91.60 on her third and final run.

“At my first Olympics, I just didn’t know what to expect and I was so happy to be there, but this time I really wanted it,” said the first-time Olympian, whose string of injuries ahead of the Sochi 2014 Games prevented her from competing in Russia. “To see me pull it off, I’m still in shock. I didn’t know that I could do that. Just to see myself compete under that pressure and pull it off, I’m so relieved.”

Meanwhile, 24-year-old American Maddie Bowman — who won the competition in Sochi four years ago — has ended her time in South Korea without a medal. Bowman crashed on the final hit.

Canadian Cassie Sharpe won the women’s ski halpipe on Tuesday. The 25-year-old scored a 95.80 on her second run, a mark that was over three full points more than anyone else during the event.


France’s Marie Martinod won silver, her second consecutive such medal in the halfpipe, after securing a 92.60.

 

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Written by Pablo Mena