Darcy Sharpe wins slopestyle silver at FIS World Cup
Snowboarder claims Canada's 3rd medal
Canada's Darcy Sharpe won silver at the FIS freestyle World Cup in men's slopestyle on Monday, in Cardona, New Zealand.
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.