Canada takes Slopestyle Gold at Junior Worlds

11 March 2013 19:49
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Laurie Blouin (CAN) and Tyler Nicholson (CAN) have claimed Gold at the last event of the 13th FIS Junior World Champions which wrapped up in Erzurum, Turkey, with the slopestyle competition yesterday.

The two Canucks dealt best with the course in the Palandoeken Ski Resort and also with the new schedule.

Due to the bad weather, the qualifiers had to be held on Sunday as well.

However, 16-years-old Blouin and Nicholson, who just turned 18 two days prior to the finals, impressed the judges with their runs and thus deservedly took home their career's first Junior World Championships title.

Both also secured the first ever Slopestyle JWCS Gold for their home country too. Before, Canadians had only earned Silver (Darcy Sharpe 2012) and Bronze (Samm Denena, 2010).

Chloe Sillieres (FRA) and Celia Petrig (SUI) took Silver and Bronze on the women's side while Switzerland's Lucien Koch and Jonas Boesiger rounded out the men's podium as second and third.