Canada’s Baird wins snowboard big air bronze at World Cup season opener in Switzerland


Canadian snowboarder Jasmine Baird received big air bronze on Saturday at the primary occasion of the 2022-23 FIS Snowboard World Cup season in Chur, Switzerland.

The 23-year-old from Georgetown, Ont., claimed a spot on the rostrum with a complete rating of 131.25 factors, ending one spot behind two-time reigning Olympic champion Anna Gasser of Austria (164.75).

Japan’s Reira Iwabuchi captured gold with 180.75 factors, beginning sturdy with a gap soar that earned the highest rating at the Big Air Chur Festival (90.75). The finest two of three jumps depend towards the ultimate rating.

Baird, who made her Olympic debut in February, additionally posted her finest rating on the opening soar with 76.50 factors, placing her in third place. She did not land her second try however rebounded on her last soar to earn 54.75 factors and stay in podium place.

Juliette Pelchat of Whistler, B.C., completed twenty first (12.00).

Baird additionally received big air bronze at final yr’s season-opening World Cup occasion in Chur. She is coming off a profitable slopestyle World Cup season that noticed her win a pair of silver medals and end third total.

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Canada’s Jasmine Baird grabs snowboarding bronze in Switzerland

The Georgetown, Ontario native took third place in Big Air snowboarding in Chur.

Japan additionally received gold in the lads’s big air competitors, as Takeru Otsuka topped the rostrum with 166.50 factors to complete forward of compatriot Ruki Tobita (140.00). Switzerland’s Nick Puenter received bronze on house snow with 125.50 factors.

Nicolas Laframboise of Saint Jean, Que., was the highest Canadian, ending eighth with 97.75 factors.

Whistler, B.C., native Finn Finestone completed thirteenth (77.75), whereas Jacob Legault of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que., additionally landed in the highest 15 with 74.25 factors.

Cameron Spalding (32.00) of Peterborough, Ont., and Francis Jobin (10.50) of Quebec City completed thirty first and forty seventh, respectively.


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