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14 Jan 2013

Dashchinky wins FIS Freestyle World Cup in Val St. Come

Dashchinky wins FIS Freestyle World Cup in Val St. Come

MINSK, 14 January (BelTA) – Belarusian Dmitry Dashchinsky took the champion title at the second leg of the FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup in Val St. Come, Canada on 13 January, BelTA has learnt.

The Belarusian scored 120.24 points and overtook Canadian Travis Gerrits (114.61 points), Zhou Hang from China (100.45), and Australian David Morris (81).

With this, Dmitry Dashchinki was 8th among 12 best in the qualification and entered into the big final in the 4th place, with 117.70 points. The Olympic medalist (2006 Turin silver and 1998 Nagano bronze) as well as two-time world vice champion (2001, 2007) had no match in the final stage.

Three more Belarusian skiers performed in Val St. Come. Denis Osipov was 11th in the qualifications (96.02 points), and 7th in the finals (107.08). Olympic Vancouver 2010 champion Alexei Grishin performed after a lengthy treatment back injury. He failed to reach the final, finishing 16th in the qualifications (89.76) and Maxim Gustik was 27th (65.54) among 29 participants.

In the overall World Cup standings Dmitri Dashinski is 3rd with 100 points, behind China’s Zongyang Jia (140) and Canadian Travis Gerrits (109). Belarusian Denis Osipov is 9th (68 points), Alexei Grishin 23rd (15), Dmitry Glushakov 24th (14), Stanislav Gladchenko 26th (13), and Maxim Gustik 33rd (4) among 35 athletes.

The next World Cup event will be held in Lake Placid, the United States, on 18 January.


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