Canada’s O’Brien wins silver in final World Cup snowboard slopestyle of season

Canada's O'Brien takes World Cup silver

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic — Canada’s Spencer O’Brien finished second in the final World Cup snowboard slopestyle race of the season on Saturday.

Zoi Sadowski Synnott, a 16-year-old from New Zealand, dominated the women’s event with 87.32 points. O’Brien, from Courtenay, B.C., was next with 81.22 and Silvia Mittermueller of Germany was third with 73.40.

Chris Corning of the United States took the men’s final with 92.34 points.

Fridtjof Tischendorf of Norway was second with 87.20, while Briton Jamie Nicholls placed third with 86.40. Antoine Truchon of Sainte-Adele, Que., was the top Canadian in fifth place.

Overall leader Redmond Gerard of the U.S. finished seventh to claim the World Cup slopestyle title. Overall women’s World Cup winner Jamie Anderson of the U.S. didn’t compete at the northern Czech resort.

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