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Canada’s Zoe Bergermann nabs her first World Cup snowboard cross medal

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Zoe Bergermann will be making her Olympic debut later this month. (Canada Snowboard photo)

FELDBERG, Germany — Canada’s Zoe Bergermann won her first World Cup snowboard cross medal Saturday, taking silver in the penultimate race before the Olympic games.

Bergermann, of Erin, Ont., will be making her Olympic debut in Pyeongchang after being named to Canada’s snowboarding team last month.

Michela Moioli of Italy won gold and Julia Pereira de Sousa Mabileau of France took bronze.

Kevin Hill of Vernon, B.C., finished just off the podium in fourth place in the men’s race. Julian Lueftner of Austria won.

Lueftner claimed his first World Cup win by finishing ahead of Pierre Vaultier and Ken Vuagnoux of France and stretched his overall lead to 5,120 points, 1,034 ahead of Austria’s Alex Pullin.

Moioli stretched her lead in the women’s standings with her third World Cup win of the season. She has 5,630 points, ahead of France’s Chloe Trespeuch on 5,000.

More competitions are scheduled Sunday.

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