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Star duo Gasser and McMorris claim Snowboard Big Air podiums in Italy.
Mathilde Gremaud won in Freeski Big Air again at the Modena stop of the FIS Freestyle World Cup to put down her marker in the overall Freestyle title race as Mark McMorris and Anna Gasser also enjoyed podium success in Snowboard Big Air. Here is all you need to know:
– Gremaud, Pyeongchang 2018 Slopestyle silver medallist, won in Italy last season and eased to victory again from compatriot Giulia Tanno and Canadian Dara Howell.
– The 19-year-old from Fribourg now joins Halfpipe specialist Kexin Zhang of China at the top of the overall 2019/2020 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup standings after two stops.
– The next Freestyle stop will be Slopestyle at the Austrian resort of Stubai on November 23.
– On Saturday in Modena, Canadian McMorris fell short by 4.5 points in the Snowboard Big Air event with compatriot Nicolas Laframboise triumphant and American Chris Corning third.
– Eight-time Winter X Games champion McMorris, 25, now stands fifth overall in the 2019/2020 FIS Snowboard World Cup standings with Corning and Laframboise leading the way.
– In the women’s event, Austrian star Gasser had to settle for third behind runaway winner Reira Iwabuchi of Japan and Canadian snowboarder Brooke Voigt.
– Gasser, 28, now lies eighth overall in the 2019/2020 FIS Snowboard World Cup standings with the next stop at Bannoye in Russia delivering parallel giant slalom and slalom races.