Canada’s Amy Fraser wins first World Cup gold after women’s ski halfpipe final canceled

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Canadian freestyle skier Amy Fraser won her first career World Cup gold medal in the halfpipe on Friday.

A severe snowstorm canceled many World Cup events at Mammoth Mountain, California, including the women’s half-pipe final.

Fraser, 28, who was born in Halifax but now lives in Calgary, won gold with her first place finish in qualifying where she scored 85.50 points.

Olympic champion Eileen Gu of China settled for second place with 83.50 points, while Zoe Atkin took bronze with 82.50.

It was the same podium as last weekend’s superpipe at the X Games in Aspen, where Gu won gold, Atkin took silver and Fraser took bronze.

This was Fraser’s third career World Cup podium in the halfpipe. She won bronze at China’s Secret Garden in December and silver in Colorado last season.

Dillan Glennie of Courtenay, British Columbia, finished fifth Friday with 80 points.

The Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup event scheduled for Friday at Mammoth Mountain has also been canceled.

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