Canada's Elena Gaskell snags slopestyle skiing bronze in Italy

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Canadian freestyle skier Elena Gaskell won a bronze medal on Saturday at a World Cup stop in Seiser Alm, Italy.

Gaskell, an 18-year-old from Vernon, B.C., scored a best run of 79.68.

American skier Caroline Claire won the event with a score of 86.13, while Johanne Killi of Norway took bronze with a best-run score of 81.30.

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Birk Ruud of Norway reached the top of podium on the men's side with a score of 92.91. Switzerland's Fabian Boesch was second at 89.78, followed by American Colby Stevenson with 88.08.

Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon finished sixth at 79.88 and was the top Canadian in the field. 

WATCH | Elena Gaskell captures slopestyle bronze:

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