Canadian Darcy Sharpe takes silver at FIS World Snowboard Championships
January 26, 2015
Canada Snowboard - KREISCHBERG, Austria – A bout with injuries this season didn’t deter Canada’s Darcy Sharpe on Saturday as he won the silver medal in the men’s Big Air competition to conclude the FIS World Snowboard Championships.
The Comox, B.C., resident earned solid scores on both his jumps to finish with 169.50 points while Roope Tonteri of Finland was the winner at 173.75. Kyle Mack of the U.S. was third at 163.50. Sharpe, fourth in the slopestyle event here last week, stomped a switch backside 1260 and a frontside double 1280 nosegrab.
‘’It feels pretty good,’’ said Sharpe,19, whose older sister Cassie won a silver in the freestyle ski slopestyle on Thursday. ‘’I was happy to land my runs. Those were the best I can do right now after coming off some big injuries. It’s a big confidence boost.’’
Michael Ciccarelli of Ancaster, Ont., just missed the podium finishing fifth. Canadians Michael Roy and Matts Kulisek rounded out the Canadian contingent placing 19th and 22nd in the big air event.
Canada won two medals in the snowboard competition at the worlds. Last Friday, Kevin Hill of Vernon, B.C., took silver in the men’s snowboardcross.