With the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi just a year away, there will be strong expectations for Canadian women to do well in the sport of slopestyle skiing, which will be making its Olympic debut.
On Saturday, according to CBC, Kaya Turski of Montreal won the gold medal in women's slopestyle skiing at the World Freestyle Skiing Championships in Oslo, making her a strong contender for Olympic gold.
Turski, who posted an initial low score on Saturday because her ski fell off during her first run, came back and performed admirably in the second run and posted a score of 89.6 points.
Turski, the three-time Winter X Games champion, is also the World Cup leader this season.
It will also a great day for Dara Howell of Huntsville, Ontario, who finished in second place. Howell, who won the bronze medal at the 2013 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado, will also be an Olympic medal contender a year from now.
In all, it was a very successful World Freestyle Skiing Championships for Team Canada. Canadians won four gold medals, five silver medals and one bronze medal.
The women's slopestyle competition will take place at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi on February 11.