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Cassie Sharpe tops podium at Mammoth Mountain ski halfpipe

Canada's Cassie Sharpe skied to gold at the freestyle skiing World Cup event on Saturday at Mammoth Mountain.

Canada's Simon d'Artois earns silver on men's side

Canada's Cassie Sharpe celebrates her gold-medal winning run in the ski halfpipe finals at the World Cup on Saturday in Mammoth Mountain, Calif. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Canada's Cassie Sharpe skied to gold at the freestyle skiing World Cup event on Saturday at Mammoth Mountain.

Sharpe, the reigning Olympic champion from Comox, B.C., used her second-run score of 95.70 points to easily pace the field. 

WATCH | Sharpe grabs gold at Mammoth Mountain:

The reigning Olympic champion Cassie Sharpe's top run score of 95.60 points gives her the win at Mammoth Mountain. 2:07

"The weather was a little bit tough to deal with, but everyone pushed through that. Going into my second run, I knew I was not in the top spot whatever what I did so I just went out and dropped my new trick I've only done twice before. I'm just super happy," said Sharpe.

Fellow Canadian Rachael Karker, who finished second behind Sharpe at the Calgary World Cup event in February, had her best-run score of 79.40 leave her just shy of the podium in fourth place.

Karker, 21, entered the Mammoth Mountain event leading the overall World Cup standings, but finished the season in second.

Kexin Zhang, the ultimate recipient of the overall title, won gold with 82.20 points. Estonia's Kelly Sildaru earned silver with her first-run score of 87.40 points.

On the men's side, Canada's Simon d'Artois snagged silver with a best-run score of 93.80 points, just under two points below gold medallist Birk Irving of the U.S.

France's Thomas Krief slid into third with 86.60 points.

d'Artois, the 26-year-old Whistler, B.C, native, won gold at the World Cup event in China in December before slumping to seventh in Calgary.

WATCH | d'Artois soars to ski halfpipe bronze:

The 27-year-old captured his 2nd World Cup medal of the season, winning a silver medal in the ski halfpipe finals at the World Cup stop in Mammoth Mountain. 1:54

However, his podium finish on Saturday helped him clinch the season-long title.

"I can't believe it. It hasn't yet hit me", said d'Artois. "It was a tough day and I was happy to put down two runs. There was obviously some tough competition out here."

Calgary's Noah Bowman, who won bronze at his hometown event, placed sixth on Saturday with 77.80 points, one spot ahead of teammate Evan Marineau (75.40).

Brendan McKay, Sascha Pedenko and Dylan Marineau rounded out the Canadian results in 11th, 13th and 20th, respectively.

WATCH | Birk Irving wins gold medal:

The 19-year-old threw down a monster 2nd run on his way to gold at the Freestyle Skiing World Cup. 2:07

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