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China WC aerials: Nina Li, Canadian Omischl win

Current aerials world champion Steve Omischl of Canada took the lead on his first jump Sunday and won the second World Cup meet of the season. U.S. jumpers Ryan St. Onge and Jeret Peterson failed to make finals.
JILIN BEIDA LAKE, China — Current aerials world champion Steve Omischl of Canada took the lead on his first jump Sunday and won the second World Cup meet of the season. U.S. jumpers Ryan St. Onge and Jeret Peterson failed to make finals.
    Omischl had 227.77 points to hold off Belarussian Timafei Slivets, who had 219.46.
    “The guys have been jumping well,” said U.S. head coach Jeff Wintersteen, “but they just didn’t put it down today … just didn’t do it.”
    National heroine Nina Li, the reigning women’s world champion, won her second women’s event in 24 hours, finishing with 196.34 points, while former world and World Cup champion Jacqui Cooper of Australia was runner-up (186.28). No American women competed.
    The next World Cup aerials competition is Jan. 7 at Mont Gabriel, Que.




China World Cup aerials results

Jilin Beida Lake, China – Dec. 10, 2006
Men’s aerials

1. Steve Omischl, Canada, 227.77 points
2. Timafei Slivets, Belarus, 219.46
3. Alexei Grichin, Belarus, 206.26
4. Cord Spero, Canada, 204.06
5. Ales Valenta, Czech Republic, 200.23

18. Ryan St. Onge, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
23. Jeret Peterson, Boise, Idaho

Women’s aerials
1. Nina Li, China, 196.34
2. Jacqui Cooper, Australia, 186.28
3. Mengtao Xu, China, 182.70
4. Evelyne Leu, Switzerland, 178.51
5. Alla Tsuper, Belarus, 174.18
(No U.S. women competed)

For complete results:
http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/1228.html?cal_suchsector=FS&event_id=21322

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