Arielle Gold triumphs in women's halfpipe

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Gold medalist Arielle Gold, center, of the USA, celebrates her Half Pipe world championship title with silver medalist Holly Crawford, left, of Australia and bronze medalist Sophie Rodriguez of France on the podium of the women\'s half pipe event Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at the FIS Snowboard World Championship in Stoneham Quebec. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS, Jacques Boissinot)


STONEHAM, Quebec (AP) — American Arielle Gold won gold in women's halfpipe on Sunday at the world snowboarding championship.

Gold took first with 79 points. She was followed by Austria's Holly Crawford with 77.25 and France's Sophie Rodriguez, who had 72.50.

In the men's competition, Switzerland's Iouri Podladtchikov took gold in the halfpipe with an impressive score of 94.25. Japan's Taku Hiraoka was second with 93.75, while Finland's Markus Malin took bronze with 86.75 points.