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Howell and Lamarre win gold and bronze in Olympic women's slopestyle skiing

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Team Canada continues to dominate freestyle skiing events at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. On Tuesday, according to CBC, Dara Howell of Huntsville, Ontario won the gold medal in the women's slopestyle skiing event with Kim Lamarre of Quebec City winning the bronze medal.

Howell posted a score of 94.2 points and dominated the rest of the field. Howell's closest competitor was Devin Logan of the United States, who registered a total of 85.4 points. Lamarre meanwhile had an excellent second run in the final. Lamarre, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter X Games last month, recorded the best second run of the twelve finalists at 85 points.

For Lamarre, at 19 years old, a podium finish was impressive because she has experienced some very difficult ACL injuries in the past. She also was not on the Canadian freestyle ski team initially this year and needed to generate the necessary funds herself to participate in many of the major slopestyle skiing events.

Howell and Lamarre performed exceptionally on the rails, and Howell successfully executed her second bow and arrow in the final to win gold. In the bow and arrow, a ski is out in front of the other, and the skier pulls the ski back as he or she is executing a jump. On Tuesday, Howell executed this technique flawlessly.

Meanwhile the other two Canadians--Kaya Turski of Montreal and Yuki Tsubota of Vancouver took serious falls and finished out of the medals.

Canada now has nine medals--four gold, three silver and two bronze medals, with six medals coming in freestyle skiing. Canada is also on top of the overall medal standings.

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