In the ladies’ competition it was Spanish lady Queralt Castellet, who impressed the judges with her first run and with 90.20 points she took the lead early on. Castellet’s amplitude and style were outstanding on Friday evening and while no other rider could beat the 90-point mark, it was the 29-year-old snowboarder from Sabadell who won the contest at the end of the day.
With the first place finish in Calgary, Queralt Castellet grabbed her career’s 4th World Cup victory and also her second podium in the 2018/19 season.
“I feel amazing energy when I come to Calgary”, said excited Queralt Castellet after the awards ceremony, “The last time I came here was for the Canadian Open back in 2012. I won that competition so standing again on top of the podium here is a very special thing.”
“Because of low temperatures the snow was quite grippy today and the trick was to land high in the pipe in order to keep the speed. My coach also did an amazing job and my board was running very fast. I’m grateful for having a great team to support me and I’m happy that we’ve managed to get a good result in Canada.”
Second place on the day went to Cai Xuetong (CHN) for her third World Cup top-3 spot this season, while 19-year-old Sena Tomita (JPN) rounded out the ladies podium in third. .
In the halfpipe World Cup standing it’s Cai Xuetong (CHN) who sits in first with 2900 points, followed by Queralt Castellet from Spain in second with 2120 points, and USA Chloe Kim in third with 2000 points.