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Sharpe claims silver at ski halfpipe world championship

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PARK CITY, UTAH- The Comox Valley’s golden girl has won silver.

Comox’s Cassie Sharpe was competing at the world championships for ski halfpipe in Park City, Utah, and won silver in a narrow contest with Estonia’s 16-year old Kelly Sildaru.

Sharpe had scored 94.40 points in her first run of three on Saturday, and was holding the top score into the second run out of a field of eight.

However, Sildaru took the lead with 95 points on her third run, overtaking Sharpe.

On her last run, Sharpe didn’t finish, which gave Sildaru the gold.

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“Kelly laid down a phenomenal final run,” Sharpe said in a press release, reported by the CBC.

“I’m happy for her, though obviously I’m a bit disappointed at having missed coming in first.”

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