Olympic silver medalist Shannon Bahrke stormed to a silver medal in dual moguls to close competition from the 2007 FIS Freestyle World Championships as Canadian World Cup champion Jennifer Heil won gold.
MADONNA DI CAMPILGIO, Italy — Olympic silver medalist Shannon Bahrke stormed to a silver medal in dual moguls to close competition from the 2007 FIS Freestyle World Championships as Canadian World Cup champion Jennifer Heil won gold.
“I’m lucky. I skied well and I had a good qualifying run, finishing second, so that gave me confidence going into finals,” Bahrke said. “I used that confidence to ski the way I know I can ski.
“I’m really pleased with this medal.”
Olympic and World Cup moguls champion Dale Begg-Smith of Australia won the men’s duals gold medal with Guilbaut Colas of France in second place and Russia Rusian Sharifulin taking the bronze. On the women’s side, it also was Olympic and World Cup moguls champ Heil of Canada who won; she edged Bahrke for the gold with Austrian Margarita Marbler in third place.
All four U.S. women were in the top nine spots. After Bahrke, the 2002 Olympic silver medalist, then bronze medalist in duals at the 2003 World Championships and 2003 World Cup champion, Jillian Vogtli was sixth, Shelly Robertson seventh and Heather McPhie ninth. Sho Kashima was seventh in the men’s contest with David Digravio 13th.
Women's dual moguls
1. Jennifer Heil, Canada
2. Shannon Bahrke, Tahoe City, Calif.
3. Margarita Marbler, Austria
6. Jillian Vogtli, Ellicotville, N.Y.
7. Shelly Robertson, Reno, Nev.
9. Heather McPhie, Bozeman, Mont.
Men's dual moguls
1. Dale Begg-Smith, Australia
2. Guilbaut Colas, France
3. Ruslan Sharifullin, Rusia
7. Sho Kashima, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
9. David Digravio, Farmington, Maine