Canadian Olympic champ Cassie Sharpe 1st in halfpipe World Cup qualifier

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Canadian Olympic champion Cassie Sharpe finished first in qualifying on Wednesday for this weekend’s ski halfpipe World Cup.

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The 26-year-old from Comox, B.C., scored 93.75 points on her second of two qualifying runs, outscoring Kelly Sildaru of Estonia by .50 points to top the 24-woman field.

The top eight women skiers in qualifying advanced to Saturday’s final.

Rachael Karker of Erin, Ont., also booked a spot in the final. The 21-year-old finished fourth in qualifying.

Simon D’Artois of Whistler, B.C., was the lone Canadian man to advance through the finals. He placed fourth in his heat.

Calgary’s Noah Bowman missed a shot at the finals by .25 points, finishing sixth in his heat. The top-five┬ácompetitors from the two 20-man heats advanced.

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