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Norway sweeps World Cup finals events in slopestyle

March 14, 2015

SILVAPLANA, Switzerland (AP) — Felix Stridsberg-Usterud and Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen led Norway’s sweep of the slopestyle events at the freestyle World Cup finals on Saturday.

The victory lifted Stridsberg-Usterud atop the men’s World Cup standings, and Sweden’s Emma Dahlstrom took the women’s title by placing second Saturday.

Stridsberg-Usterud scored 93.20, easing ahead of the 89.60 scored by runner-up Andri Ragettli of Switzerland. Another Swiss, Luca Schuler, was third scoring 84.20.

American Joss Christensen, the Sochi Olympic gold medalist, placed 25th with a 64.20 score and dropped to second in the overall standings.

Dahlstrom was just 0.20 behind Christiansen’s winning score of 90.80.

Johanne Killi of Norway scored 84.00 to place third.

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