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Marcus Kleveland and Carla Somaini soar to Big Air gold

Kleveland and Somaini soar to Big Air gold
By Sportsbeat

02/12/2017 at 23:40Updated 03/12/2017 at 08:32

Marcus Kleveland showed himself to be a class above in Moenchengladbach with a stunning gold-medal display in the men's Big Air World Cup.

The Norwegian snowboarder had little to no competition in Germany as he soared to the top of the podium with a score of 191.75 at Sparkassen Park.

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The 18-year-old scored 94.25 in the first round and 97.50 in the third, to finish more than 20 points ahead of Yuri Okobo, who took silver to maintain top spot in the World Cup standings, while bronze went to Finland's Kalle Jarvilehto.

Marcus Kleveland of Norway competes in the Men's Snowboard Big Air final on day ten of FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships 2017 on March 17, 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Marcus Kleveland of Norway competes in the Men's Snowboard Big Air final on day ten of FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships 2017 on March 17, 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain.Getty Images

Meanwhile Carla Somaini's wait for a World Cup victory came to an end, striking 15th time lucky as she too was victorious in Germany.

A fantastic third run saw the Swiss rider not only win for the first time but also pick up a first podium, one individual effort of 92.50 points doing the damage in her total of 175.00

Carla Somaini of Switzerland competes during Winter Games NZ FIS Women's Snowboard World Cup Slopestyle Qualifying at Cardrona Alpine Resort on September 3, 2017 in Cardrona, New Zealand.

Carla Somaini of Switzerland competes during Winter Games NZ FIS Women's Snowboard World Cup Slopestyle Qualifying at Cardrona Alpine Resort on September 3, 2017 in Cardrona, New Zealand.Getty Images

Second place went to the Japanese Miyabi Onitsuka, while New Zealand's Christy Prior took bronze.

That was enough to take Onitsuka to second in the Big Air World Cup standings on 1,960 points behind the absent Austrian Anna Gasser, who sits with 2,000 after winning the first two rounds.

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