Torin Yater-Wallace wins event

SOCHI, Russia -- Torin Yater-Wallace led an American 1-2 finish Saturday in the men's freestyle skiing halfpipe event, his second World Cup victory this season.

Switzerland's Virginie Faivre won the women's race ahead of two Canadians at Roza Khutor Extreme Park -- the venue for halfpipe's Olympic debut at next year's Sochi Games.

Yater-Wallace fell at the end of his first run but responded in the second heat and was awarded 93.8 points. Gus Kenworthy also had a better second run to secure second place with 90.0 points. Canadian Mike Riddle had the best score in the first run but fell on his second attempt to finish third.

Faivre scored 80.8 points for her first World Cup victory this season. Rosalind Groenewoud was second with 79.0 and Keltie Hansen had 76.4 for third.

Yater-Wallace leads the halfpipe World Cup standings with 280 points after four of five events this season, with fellow American David Wise second on 205 points. Wise beat Yater-Wallace for the X-Games title but finished fifth on Saturday. Riddle has 200 points for third.

Faivre, the reigning world champion, leads the women's standings with 232 points. Maddie Bowman of the U.S. dropped to second place, eight points behind Faivre, after falling on both of her runs Saturday and finishing 11th. Japan's Ayana Onozuka is third with 216.

The final halfpipe World Cup event is scheduled for March 25 in Sierra Nevada, Spain, while the Olympic test events continue Sunday with aerials.