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Canada's Howell wins gold, Lamarre bronze in ski slopestyle

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2/11/2014 2:23:26 PM
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Canada's Dara Howell won the gold medal and Kim Lamarre took bronze in the women's ski slopestyle event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi on Tuesday.

Canada now has four gold medals and nine medals overall at the Games.

Howell, 19, of Huntsville, Ont., posted a 94.2 to take a commanding lead after the first of two final runs.

Lamarre, from Quebec City, crashed on her first run and needed a score higher than 77.0 to win a medal. The 25-year-old put it all on the line and delivered, scoring 85.0 to grab the bronze.

American Devin Logan scored 85.4 to win silver.

Reigning world champion Kaya Turski of Canada crashed in both runs of the qualification round and failed to advance to the medal round.

The 25-year-old from Montreal underwent knee surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in August, and had only been training on snow since Dec 9.



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