FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Stages

FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Stages took place in Krasnoyarsk at Sopka Cluster on March 7-8, 2020. Krasnoyarsk hosted such competitions for the first time in history.

The awards in dual mogul were played оn March 7, and as for aerials they were played on March 8. At the same time, the Krasnoyarsk stage was the final one in the 2019/2020 season for the athletes competing in aerials. The Crystal Globes were awarded to the winners in aerials in Krasnoyarsk. Awarding Crystal Globes is a long tradition of the International Ski Federation (FIS). Since 1987, such awards have been received by the season winners in each freestyle discipline. The design of the Crystal Globe was developed by FIS specialists and still remains the same. Awards are made every year and sent to the organizers of the competition in special packaging.

The competition was held at Sopka Cluster. This venue was built specifically for the Winter Universiade 2019. This is the only freestyle and snowboard venue in Russia with a unique set of courses for all disciplines of these sports. All courses are equipped with artificial lighting and snowmaking systems in accordance with the requirements of the International Ski Federation as well as chair lifts and a video board.

Freestylers from 15 countries took part in the stages of the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Stages in Krasnoyarsk: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Russia, USA, Finland, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Japan.

Perrine Laffont from France became the winner in moguls. The second place was taken by Jakara Anthony from Australia, and the third place went to Jaelin Kauf from the USA. Mikael Kingsbury from Canada took the first place among men, the second was Thomas Gerken-Schofield from Great Britain, bronze was won by Bradley Wilson from the USA.

Laura Peel from Australia became the leader of the final stage among women in aerials. Xu Sicun from China won silver, Ashley Caldwell from the USA took the bronze medal. Noe Roth from Switzerland won in the finals among men, Pavel Krotov from Russia took the second place, and Lewis Irving from Canada is the third.

Laura Peel won the Crystal Globe in aerials, and Noe Roth took the Crystal Globe in the men’s competition.

More than 6,500 spectators attended the international competition. 327 volunteers helped the Organizing Committee during the preparation and delivery of the competition. Volunteers provided support in 23 functional areas, such as spectators services, sports delegations services, logistics, language services and other. 

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