Korpi takes men's halfpipe World Cup title; Cai wins women's
FINLAND'S Janne Korpi admitted he will need to go about a spot of home DIY after claiming his debut FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup title in Stoneham, Canada.
ALL WRAPPED UP: Finland snowboarder Janne Korpi took the halfpipe World Cup title in Canada
Korpi could only manage third on the day in Quebec but it was enough to see the Finish snowboarder claim his first-ever World Cup crown.
Previous World Cup champion Nathan Johnstone of Australia took the win ahead of Japan's Taku Hiraoka but the day belonged to Korpi.
"I'm happy about my third place but kind of disappointed from my run. I didn't do what I was supposed to do," said Korpi.
"I wanted to do some better tricks. But I didn't land my first run and thus had to do some sort of safety run.
"I'm happy about my first title. I want to see how the Crystal Globe looks like. I heard it is
pretty cool. I will place it somewhere in my house, so I guess I have to think about getting a fireplace."
Elsewhere in the women's competition no-one was going to take the limelight from 18-year-old Chinese rider Xuetong Cai.
Cai took victory on the day and the overall World Cup crown to clinch a third consecutive Crystal Globe edging out compatriot Shuang Li into second and Japan's Haruna Matsumoto into third.
"I'm very happy about my win and my third World Cup title," said Cai.
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