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Friday, February 17, 2012
Scotty Bahrke wins World Cup event

Associated Press

KREISCHBERG, Austria -- American Scotty Bahrke and Laura Peel of Australia both earned their first career World Cup victories at a freestyle aerials event Friday.

Bahrke earned 118.59 points in the final to edge Maxim Gustik of Belarus by 0.86. Bahrke's American teammate Dylan Ferguson took third with 97.35 points.

In the aerials standings, Canada's Olivier Rochon remained in the lead with 404 points, 68 clear of second-place Jia Zongyang of China.

Peel topped the final of the women's competition with 75.69 points, while Olga Volkova of the Ukraine was second with 74.36 and Yu Yang of China third with 70.67.

China's Xu Mengtao, a four-time winner this season, leads the standings with 480 points, followed by Volkova with 385.

The next freestyle aerials World Cup event is Feb. 25 in Minsk, Belarus.