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Maddie Mastro Beats Out Chloe Kim For First Place Finish At Burton US Open

By Paul D. Bowker | March 02, 2019, 3:20 p.m. (ET)

Maddie Mastro competes in qualifying at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on Jan. 11, 2018 in Snowmass, Colo.


Maddie Mastro pulled off a career win Saturday.

The 2018 Olympian defeated Olympic and world champion Chloe Kim by 12-hundredths of a point in the women’s halfpipe finals of the Burton US Open in Vail, Colorado.

Mastro, 19, scored 84.74 for the victory and was the first to land a historic double Crippler Indy on her final run.

“I’m just so overwhelmed. I just can’t be any more filled with happiness,” said Mastro, a Wrightwood, California, native.

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Kim, who had won eight consecutive competitions including the world championships in February in Park City, Utah, scored 84.62 for a one-two U.S. finish. In 2018, Kim finished first in this event while Mastro took second.

Once Mastro’s title was clinched, Kim and Mastro hugged to celebrate the moment.

In the men's halfpipe final, Danny Davis, a 2014 Olympian, finished fourth in the men's finals on the strength of a 79.62 score on his first run. Jake Pates, a 2018 Olympian, also made the finals and finished 10th.

Scotty James of Australia, who has won three consecutive world championships, won the men's competition.

Paul D. Bowker has been writing about Olympic sports since 1996, when he was an assistant bureau chief in Atlanta. He is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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