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Slopestyle glory for Corning and Federova in Seiser Alm

Slopestyle glory for Corning and Federova in Seiser Alm
By Sportsbeat

17/03/2018 at 20:24Updated 17/03/2018 at 20:27

Chris Corning and Sofya Fedorova were the ones celebrating as they claimed crystal globes in the snowboard slopestyle after respective victories in Seiser Alm.

American Corning's win on the Italian hills saw him post 87.11 to take the 1000 points on the day and his total to 1500, pipping compatriot and Olympic slopestyle champion Redmond Gerard to the title by 50 points. Norwegian Marcus Kleveland took third overall.

Kleveland's compatriot Fridtjof Tischendorf finished second in Italy and Corning's fellow American Lyon Farrell claimed third.

Meanwhile in the ladies' competition, which was held on Friday, Fedorova became the fourth Russian to win a crystal globe in snowboarding as she sealed her maiden title.

Fedorova scored 80.46 to finish top of the overall standings with 1720 points, with Japanese pair Miyabi Onitsuka and Reira Iwabuchi both finishing on 1300 points behind her, ahead of Norwegian Silje Norendal on 1160.

Fedorova pipped Norendal and Sarka Pancochova to victory on the Italian slopes, and the teenager could not hide her delight at her first win.

"Oh my God!" she said. "I can't believe it. I still believe that it's a dream, and I just don't want to wake up. I'm so excited. It's just insane.

"It's been a nice season for me. I was close to the podium a few times but finishing the season off like this in my last competition, I'm very stoked."