Wallisch, Goepper And Eliassen Victorious At Slopestyle Worlds

By Associated Press | March 09, 2013, 3:08 p.m. (ET)
tom wallisch(L-R) Great Britain's James Woods (silver), and Team USA's Tom Wallisch (gold) and Nick Goepper (bronze) on the slopestyle skiing podium at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in Voss, Norway, on March 9, 2013.

VOSS, Norway -- Thomas Wallisch of the United States has won the slopestyle Saturday at the freestyle skiing world championships, beating James Woods of Britain.

Wallisch scored 94.8 points in his second run, landing four jumps that earned 95 points and one that received 94. Woods took silver with 91.2 points while another American, Nicholas Goepper, overcame a poor first run to take bronze with 89.2.

Canadians swept the top two spots in the women's race as Kaya Turski took gold ahead of Dara Howell. Grete Eliassen of the U.S. was third.

Turski botched her first run but scored 89.6 points in the second for the win. Howell had 85.6 points and Eliassen finished on 81.2, with both getting their highest score in the first run.

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