Sildaru and Therriault win slopestyle gold at JWC in Klaeppen
Men's slopestyle podium from Klaeppen

The slopestyle finals went down on Tuesday at the 2019 FIS Junior Freeski World Championships held at Klaeppen Ski Resort  (SWE). Kelly Sildaru of Estonia defended her slopestyle title and went for gold in the ladies’ competition, while Edouard Therriault of Canada topped the podium in the men’s event.

Following the qualification round held on Sunday, top 10 ladies as well as top 21 men checked in  once again today on top of the course to compete for the Junior World Championships medals. 

And with perfectly prepared park, optimal weather conditions and some of the world’s best athletes born between 2001 and 2005, all ingredients were in place to deliver a spectacular freeski showdown.

In the ladies’ competition it was the Estonian prodigy Kelly Sildaru, who dominated the competition and went for her third straight Junior World Championships slopestyle title. Sildaru impressed the judges with her technical rail game, also adding a switch left 900 and a right cork 900 on the jumps for a total score of 92.80 points.

Second place and silver medal went to Kirsty Muir of Great Britain, who received 81.00 points for her run, while Rell Harwood of USA rounded out the ladies’ podium in third with 77.00 points.

Over on the men’s side it was Edouard Therriault of Canada, who landed on top of the podium with a score of 95.00 points for his remarkable run including a left double cork 1440 as well as a right double cork 1080 and a blind 810 out off the canon rail, just to name a few of his tricks.

Kiernan Fagan of USA finished the competition in the second place with a score of 92.00 points, with Ullrik Samnoey of Norway completed the men’s podium with 91.00 points.

The freeski action at the Junior World Championships in Klaeppen continues on Thursday with big air qualifications. Finals are scheduled to take place on Saturday.

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