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Darcy Sharpe wins slopestyle silver at FIS World Cup

Darcy Sharpe won Canada's third medal at the FIS freestyle World Cup by capturing silver in the men's slopestyle event on Monday.

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Darcy Sharpe of Canada won silver in men's slopestyle at the FIS World Cup event on Monday in Cardona, New Zealand. (Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Canada's Darcy Sharpe won silver at the FIS freestyle World Cup in men's slopestyle on Monday, in Cardona, New Zealand. 

Darcy Sharpe won silver in the first World Cup event of the 2017/18 season in Cardrona New Zealand. It was Canada's 3rd medal of the event. 1:03

The Comox, B.C., native had 85.33 points to finish behind Marcus Kleveland of Norway, who took gold with 85.58. 

New Zealand's Carlos Garcia Knight claimed bronze with 84.58 points. 

"It's a very important event leading up to the Olympics so I really had my mind set on landing my run," Sharpe said in a press release.

Sharpe's silver is Canada's third medal at the event, following sister Cassie's gold in the women's halfpipe and Whistler B.C., native Simon d'Artois' bronze in the men's halfpipe — both medalled on Friday.

"When she does well I do well, I love that girl," Sharpe said about his older sister. "She's on fire, it only helps me. I'll never be jealous but I will always be inspired to do as well as her."

Michael Ciccarelli of Ancaster, Ont., finished seventh with 78.15 points.

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