Canadian Freestyle Skier Brendan Mackay Crowned World Champion in Men’s Halfpipe

Canada took home three medals at the world freestyle skiing championships

[Credit: The Canadian Press]

Calgary born Brendan Mackay topped the podium in the men’s halfpipe final on Saturday when he scored 97.25, one-and-a-half points ahead of silver medalist, Jon Sallinen of Finland in the FIS Freeski World Championship.

According to Sportsnet, Brendan’s gold medal performance in the men’s halfpipe highlighted a three-day medal for Canada at the world championships.

Rachel Karker, of Ontario, took home a bronze medal in the women’s halfpipe with a 92.25 score. Also from Ontario, Meghan Oldham, won the bronze medal in the big air competition.

Speaking to the Canadian press, Mackay, who also finished second in the overall World Cup standings said “Once I saw Jon go, I knew I had to do better if I wanted to win. His run was sensational. So I gathered my focus and went for it. It went really well, and I’m very happy with how I skied.”

He continued “at the last worlds, I was first after the qualifiers, but I wasn’t able to hold onto that lead in the final. This time, I wanted to go all the way, and I knew my run would have to be exceptional. I’m proud of my performance.”

Canada won a total of six medals at the world championships, said the Canadian Press.

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