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Canada's Voigt, Laframboise land on big air World Cup podium at baseball park

Canadians Nic Laframboise and Brooke Voigt soared above a dirt infield covered in snow to land on the podium at the big air World Cup on Friday in Atlanta.

Japan's Reira Iwabuchi takes women's crown; American Chris Corning top man

Canada's Brooke Voigt, seen above at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, earned silver at the snowboard big air World Cup event in Atlanta on Friday. (Florian Choblet/AFP via Getty Images)

Canadians Nic Laframboise and Brooke Voigt soared above a dirt infield covered in snow to land on the podium at the big air World Cup on Friday in Atlanta.

Laframboise earned silver at the event at SunTrust Park, home of baseball's Braves, while Voigt brought home bronze.

American Chris Corning took gold on home soil (177.25 points), with Japanese snowboarder Ryoma Kimata landing third (163). Laframboise, of St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que., finished with 166.75 points for the second podium of his rookie season. The 22-year-old also won gold at the second stop of the season in Modena, Italy.

In his lone win, Laframboise threw down a frontside triple 1440 mute and backside triple 1440 mute to reach a total score of 172.50 points. The promising rookie is quickly evolving into a medal threat for the 2022 Olympics.

WATCH | Laframboise soars to silver:

Canadian teenager Nicolas Laframboise grabbed his 2nd big air podium of the season by winning a silver medal at the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Atlanta, Georgia. 1:31

The Canadian also put down a single-jump high score of 96 points in his first qualification run.

Canada's Darcy Sharpe placed ninth with 109 points, while Mark McMorris did not start his second qualification run after just 38.5 points on his first. Michael Cicarelli also failed to qualify.

On the women's side, Reira Iwabuchi and Kokomo Murase took the top two spots with scores of 170.50 and 159.50, respectively.

Voigt's 143.25 points left the 26-year-old Fort McMurray, Alta., native comfortably in third. The snowboarder made her Olympic debut in 2018, where she placed 17th in big air and 21st in slopestyle.

WATCH | Voigt grabs big air bronze:

Brooke Voigt posted a combined score of 143.25 to win a big air bronze medal at the FIS Snowboard World Cup stop in Atlanta, Georgia. 1:27

Voigt earned silver in Modena with a strong performance that included a backside 720 and frontside 720 melon.

No other Canadian women competed in Atlanta.

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