Snowboarding | Elizabeth Hosking walking near the podium at Copper Mountain

Elizabeth Hosking, a Quebec snowboarder, approached the World Cup podium for the first time in her career, Saturday afternoon in Copper Mountain, USA. She finally had to settle for fourth place.

Catherine Harvey Benard

Catherine Harvey Benard

Hosking, who was the first finalist of the season, bested his best result on his first touchdown in a half pipe, scoring 65.75 points. She was in third place until the last downhill, when Spaniard Keralt Castellet scored 70.50 points.

“I believed in him to the end,” Hosking told Sportcom. Castellet was pretty strong, but I haven’t been disappointed so far. I gave everything I could. I can’t wait to be on the podium one day, I was so close, but my turn will come. ”

This fourth place nonetheless represented a personal rise for Hosking at the World Cup. The Saint-Jerome national finished fifth during her last competition last March in Aspen.

China’s Tsai Zuyitong won the gold medal with a score of 80.50 points, which she got during her third descent. Japan’s Sina Tomita ranked second.

“I was really very happy to be in the final since it was my first time qualifying at Copper Mountain. It is amazing to get my best result in the World Cup. I worked so hard in my last round and I am proud of what I achieved today.”

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