Canada’s Dara Howell wins gold, Kim Lamarre bronze in slopestyle skiing

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Canada's Dara Howell, left, celebrates with compatriot Kim Lamarre after Howell took the gold medal in the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Lamarre took the bronze medal. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

THE CANADIAN PRESS

KRASNAYA POLAYNA, Russia — Canada’s Dara Howell has won Canada’s fourth gold medal of the Sochi Olympics.

The Huntsville, Ont., native won the inaugural women’s slopestyle ski competition.

She scored 94.20 in her first run.

Quebec City’s Kim Lamarre won bronze with an 85.00 second run while Devin Logan of the U.S. took silver.

Yuki Tsubota of Whistler, B.C., was taken off the course on a stretcher after a nasty crash off a jump.

It appeared that Tsubota’s knee was driven into her face as she tried to make the landing.

Tsubota finished sixth with a 71.60 first run.

Medal favourite Kaya Turski of Montreal fell twice in qualifying.

 

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