Canadian freestyle skier Hendrickson wins gold at slopestyle World Cup

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Mark Hendrickson, of Calgary, jumps at the FIS freestyle skiing world cup big air qualifier event, Thursday, March 14, 2019 in downtown Quebec City. (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

FONT ROMEU, France — Canada’s Mark Hendrickson won the gold medal on Saturday at a ski slopestyle World Cup.

Hendrickson, a 21-year-old from Calgary, earned a score of 86.30 on his first run en route to claiming his first World Cup medal.

Jesper Tjader of Sweden took silver with 85.70 points and American Cody Laplante won bronze with 83.45.

Elena Gaskell was the top Canadian finisher on the women’s side in eighth place.

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