Canada's Cassie Sharpe's halfpipe gold gives her overall World Cup championship
Olympic halfpipe ski champ gets gold in France to top overall standings
It was a Canadian sweep atop the podium at the final halfpipe ski World Cup event of the season, with Cassie Sharpe winning the women's competition and Noah Bowman winning the men's event on Thursday.
Sharpe, from Comox, B.C., finished with 90.40 points, ahead of France's Marie Martinod (90.00) and Brita Sigourney of the United States (88.40).
Sharpe also won the Crystal Globe for finishing first in the women's halfpipe standings with 329 points, ahead of Sigourney (306) and China's Zhang Kexin (264). Thursday's World Cup title capped an excellent year for Sharpe, who also won halfpipe gold at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Sharpe 'stoked' to finish on top
"I'm really excited at how the year went," Sharpe said. "Every contest was a new challenge unto itself but I'm so stoked to finish the year as the overall winner.
"The contest was so much fun. It really meant a lot to me because it was Marie's last event and it was really fun feeling the energy of the crowd."
Calgary's Bowman won his first World Cup gold medal with a score of 94.20. Alex Ferreira was second at 92.20 and Simon D'Artois of Whistler, B.C., third at 89.20.
"So fired up, so stoked to get a win tonight," Bowman said. "This week was a bit of a struggle just kind of pushing through the last event of the season, so I couldn't be happier."
Bowman finished third in the overall standings with 230 points and D'Artois was fourth with 204. Ferreira won the Crystal Globe with 362 points followed by fellow American David Wise with 279.