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Canada's Howell rules women's slopestyle skiing

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Canada's Dara Howell, center, celebrates after taking the gold medal in the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. With her are silver medalist Devin Logan of the United States, left, and bronze medalist Kim Lamarre of Canada. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Canada's Dara Howell, center, celebrates after taking the gold medal in the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. With her are silver medalist Devin Logan of the United States, left, and bronze medalist Kim Lamarre of Canada. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Dara Howell continued Canada's dominance at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, soaring to Olympic gold in women's slopestyle skiing on Tuesday.

Howell posted a score of 94.20 during her first run of the finals, trouncing the rest of the field on a warm and sometimes frightening day down the slushy slopestyle course.

Devin Logan of the U.S. took silver. Canadian Kim Lamarre earned bronze.

Canada has claimed seven medals in four days of snowboarding and freestyle skiing, including three events in which they took two of the three spots on the podium.

Howell's triumph was tempered by a series of scary crashes, including one by teammate Yuki Tsubota that ended with Tsubota being carried of the mountain on a stretcher.

 
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