Saturday, February 12, 2011
Emily Cook wins World Cup freestyle
MOSCOW -- American Emily Cook scored a 93.06 on Saturday to earn the second World Cup freestyle victory of her career.
Cook, from Belmont, Mass., who has been competing with the U.S. team for 13 years, last won a World Cup event in 2008. That victory also came in Moscow.
Olga Volkova of Ukraine was second at 85.83 and China's Xin Zhang was third at 84.10.
In the men's event, Anton Kushnir of Belarus won with a score of 119.91, followed by Stanislav Kravchuk of Ukraine and China's Guangpu Qi at 102.57. Kravchuk received the silver based on a vote of form judges.
Gusting winds hampered the competition at Moscow's famous Gorky Park, with many of the athletes downgrading the degree of difficulty on their jumps off a massive scaffold built specifically for the event.
World champion Warren Shouldice of Canada decided not to compete because of the conditions.