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Snowboarder Chris Corning Continues His Podium-Making Ways With Second In Kreischberg Slopestyle

By Karen Price | Jan. 12, 2019, 12:39 p.m. (ET)

Chris Corning competes in men's slopestyle snowboarding qualifications at the world cup on Jan. 11, 2019 in Kreischberg, Austria.


Olympian Chris Corning used his last run to jump into second place and earn his first world cup slopestyle podium finish of the season - and fourth podium overall - Saturday in Kreischberg, Austria.

He previously won the season-opening big air world cup to open the season in Cardona, New Zealand, and took second in big air at Modena, Italy, in November. His last podium finish in slopestyle was in March in the world cup finale in Seiser Alm, Italy, where he took first place and also the crystal globe as he wrapped up the top season ranking in men’s slopestyle.

At December’s Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado, which is an invitational and not a world cup event, Corning was second in slopestyle.

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The 19-year-old from Silverthorne, Colorado, scored an 84.75 on his final run, just behind winner Mons Roisland of Norway, who had an 88.75 score on his last run to take over the top spot. Hiroaki Kunitake of Japan finished in third with a score of 83.86.

Corning was fourth in big air and ninth in slopestyle at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

Corning and Ryan Stassel finished at the top of their respective heats to advance to Saturday’s final, with Corning pulling down the second-best overall score just behind Japan’s Takeru Otsuka. Americans Judd Henkes and 2014 Olympian Ryan Stassel finished sixth and ninth in the final.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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