Canadian Brad Martin, right, celebrates on the podium with silver-medal winner Kazuhiro Kokubo, left, of Japan and gold medallist Mathieu Crespel of France. ((Agence Zoom/Getty Images))

Brad Martin of Ancaster, Ont., captured a bronze medal in the halfpipe at the snowboard world championships Saturday in Arosa, Switzerland.

Mathieu Crepel of France won gold, edging out silver medallist Kazuhiro Kokubo of Japan by 0.1 of a point.

"It's a very good moment in my life," Crepel said after winning his second gold medal in the world championships. "It's fabulous."

Vancouver's Crispin Lipscomb finished sixth.

In the women's competition, Switzerland's Manuela Laura Pesko won the gold, with Japan's Soko Yamaoka taking the silver and Poland's Paulina Ligocka the bronze.

Vancouver's Mercedes Nicoll was the top Canadian, finishing 11th.

Sarah Conrad of Halifax was 14th, Montreal's Dominique Vallee 15th, and Calgary's Charmaine Ironside came17th.

With files from the Canadian Press