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Sarah Burke and Grete Eliasson are legitimate rivals in Ski SuperPipe, but fireworks were not to be tonight at Buttermilk. With little resistence from the entire field, Burke cruised to her second consecutive gold medal.

Updated: January 26, 2008, 7:39 PM ET
By John Stifter | EXPN.com

Following Thursday night's dramatic duel between Tanner Hall and Simon Dumont in the Men's Ski SuperPipe Final, the women—most notably, Sarah Burke and Grete Eliassen—took to the pipe under the lights on Friday night. Burke scored her first SuperPipe gold medal in 2007 and rumors swirled that Grete was ready to reclaim the gold she won in 2006. But Burke cruised to victory, throwing a 900 on the first hit, a stylie alley-oop 540 with a grab, and a lofty 720 on the final hit that confirmed ...

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