Canada's Liam Brearley wins World Cup snowboard slopestyle silver in Switzerland

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Canadian snowboarder Liam Brearley, pictured at a previous event, claimed a silver medal at the FIS World Cup slopestyle competition in Silvaplana, Switzerland on Sunday. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images - image credit)
Canadian snowboarder Liam Brearley, pictured at a previous event, claimed a silver medal at the FIS World Cup slopestyle competition in Silvaplana, Switzerland on Sunday. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images - image credit)

Breakout Canadian snowboarder Liam Brearley captured a silver medal at the FIS World Cup slopestyle competition in Silvaplana, Switzerland, on Sunday.

The 18-year-old Gravenhurst, Ont., native finished with a best mark of 89 on his first of two runs, while 2021 world champion Marcus Kleveland of Norway took home his third consecutive slopestyle gold medal with a best score of 96.

Chris Corning of the United States won bronze with a best score of 83.25.

Quebec City's Francis Jobin finished just outside the top three with a best score of 82.75, while fellow Canadians Sébastien Toutant (34.50) and Mark McMorris (25.25) finished 13th and 16th, respectively.

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Kleveland leads the men's World Cup standings with 260 points, while Brearley sits in third place with 152 points. Yuto Totsuka is second with 200 points, while Canadian Max Parrot is fourth with 150 points.

Brearley was coming off a seventh-place finish in the opening World Cup big air competition of the season, and he has his sights set on qualifying for a spot in the Beijing Olympics.

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Brearley began to attract attention last year when he won three medals at the Youth Olympic Games, becoming the first Canadian to ever achieve that milestone. He also won a bronze at a World Cup event in Calgary later that year.

Reira Iwabuchi of Japan won the women's slopestyle event on Sunday, while Brooke Voigt of Fort McMurray, Alta., was the top Canadian, finishing ninth.

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