X Games champs win again

The Washington Post Sunday - - NAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION -

Mad­die Bow­man fol­lowed up her gold at the X Games with an­other at Satur­day’s U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, Utah, in ski half­pipe.

Bow­man was the only woman com­pet­ing with two 900s and landed both on her sec­ond run to win with a score of 85.2.

Ja­pan’s Ayana Onozuka was sec­ond with a score of 84.4 and Vir­ginie Faivre of Switzer­land took third at 82.8.

X Games champ David Wise and fel­low Amer­i­can Torin Yater-Wal­lace fin­ished 1-2 in the men’s World Cup event, which was marred by a scary crash that sent Cana­dian skier Simon d’Ar­toise to the hospi­tal with a con­cus­sion.

A team spokes­woman said his CATscan was fine but he re­mains at Univer­sity of Utah hospi­tal with con­cus­sion symp­toms, in­clud­ing nau­sea.

Wise’s win­ning score was 93.8, edg­ing Yater-Wal­lace by twotenths of a point.

SKI JUMP: France’s Co­line Mat­tel won her sec­ond women’s World Cup ski jump event of the sea­son, up­stag­ing lo­cal fa­vorite and over­all leader Sara Takanashi in Sap­por, Ja­pan.

Mat­tel landed a jump of 93 me­ters for 120.2 points on her first at­tempt be­fore the sec­ond round of jumps was can­celled due to high winds. Aus­tria’s Jac­que­line Seifrieds­berger had a jump of 94.5 me­ters but was de­ducted style points to fin­ish sec­ond with 111.9 points while Anette Sa­gen of Nor­way was third with 111.4 points af­ter a jump of 87.5 me­ters.

Takanashi, who has won four World Cup events this sea­son, fin­ished a dis­ap­point­ing 13th af­ter a jump of 85 me­ters for 99.1 points. De­fend­ing over­all World Cup cham­pion Sarah Hen­drick­son of the United States fin­ished sev­enth.

SKELE­TON: Alexan­der Tre­ti­akov of Rus­sia held off twotime de­fend­ing cham­pion Martins Dukurs to win his first skele­ton world cham­pi­onship ti­tle in St. Moritz, Switzer­land.

Tre­ti­akov led by nearly half a sec­ond on Dukurs go­ing into the fourth and fi­nal run. He held off his Lat­vian ri­val to win by 0.03 sec­onds. Dukurs clocked the fastest run of the com­pe­ti­tion in his fi­nal run down the Olympia track.

Bronze medal­ist Sergei Chudi­nov of Rus­sia was 2.27 be­hind Tre­ti­akov’s com­bined time of 4 min­utes, 32.35 sec­onds.

John Daly of the United States placed in a tie for fifth, 2.84 be­hind Tre­ti­akov.

SPEED­SKAT­ING: Two-time Olympic cham­pion Charles Hamelin won the 500-me­ter race at the short-track speed­skat­ing World Cup in Sochi, Rus­sia.

The Cana­dian claimed his sec­ond vic­tory in 41.092 sec­onds at the Ice­berg arena, which will host the short-track and fig­ure skat­ing events at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Wu Dai­jing of China was sec­ond in 41.095, while Vladimir Grig­orev of Rus­sia was third.

Noh Jinkyu led a South Korean sweep of the podium in the 1,500, clock­ing 2:17.482 for his fourth win of the sea­son. Kim Yun-Jae was sec­ond and Kwak Yoon-Gy was third

Four-time Olympic cham­pion Wang Meng of China won the women’s 500 in 43.231 ahead of Ari­ana Fon­tana of Italy and Liu Qi­uhong of China.

Shim Suk-hee of South Korea claimed 1,500 for her fifth vic­tory of the sea­son with a time of 2:26.338. Li Jian­rou of China was sec­ond ahead of Elise Christie of Bri­tain.

SKI CROSS: Poor weather con­di­tions forced the can­cel­la­tion of the freestyle World Cup ski cross event in Gras­gehren, Ger­many.


David Wise soars to a vic­tory in the half­pipe at the Grand Prix freestyle event in Park City, Utah.

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