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Cassie Sharpe Wins Ski Halfpipe Gold After Defending Champ Maddie Bowman's Devastating Crash

American Maddie Bowman will not repeat as ski halfpipe gold medalist after crashing on all three of her runs in tonight’s final round, the final time of which left the 2014 champion crumpled on the ground with a busted helmet.


Bowman’s faltering opened the door for the trio of American Brita Sigourney, France’s Marie Martinod—who herself crashed on the final run but claimed silver, and eventual gold medalist Cassie Sharpe to claim the title. Sharpe’s second run score of 95.80 held up through her competitors, allowing the 2016 X Games gold medalist to take a victory lap for her final run.

Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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