Canada's Oldham clinches overall ski slopestyle title with World Cup gold
18-year-old from Parry Sound, Ont. topped the podium 3 times this season
Canada's Megan Oldham wrapped up the overall ski slopestyle title by capturing gold at the final World Cup event of the season in Silvaplana, Switzerland, on Saturday.
It was the third podium finish this season for the 18-year-old from Parry Sound, Ont., and best result of her career.
Oldham recorded a top score of 84.51 on her second run of the day to finish first ahead Tess Ledeux of France (77.98) and Silvia Bertagna of Italy (76.11).
Saturday's victory helped her clinch first overall in the FIS standings, and the Crystal Globe in slopestyle.
"I feel incredible. I am so proud on how my riding was today and I am really happy to have won the event and to be taking home the Globe," said Oldham.
"This World Cup was the best weather so far, the best riding from everybody, best course, all around the best event for sure and for that I am really thankful."
Oldham, who is in her first season on the circuit, had previously won a bronze and a silver at World Cup events at Mammoth Mountain and Seiser Alm, respectively.
On the men's side, Canadians Evan McEachran of Oakville, Ont., and Teal Harle of Campbell River, B.C., finished in fifth and eighth, respectively.
Andri Ragettli of Switzerland came in first with a top score of 93.71, while Colby Stevenson of the U.S. (92.23) and Fabian Boesch also of Switzerland (91.25) rounded out the podium.
McEachran's first run was his best, picking up a score of 86.90, and Harle's top result came on his second attempt (84.58).
Max Moffat, 20, of Guelph, Ont., who won the slopestyle event at the World Cup in Seiser Alm, finished second in the men's overall points standings behind Mac Forehand of the U.S.