Jasmine Baird from Mississauga, Ontario won her second world championship medal of her career on Saturday. At a Big Air Snowboard World Cup for women in Chur, Switzerland, she took third place.
Baird achieved a score of 148.75 points. She easily reached the podium as she had 52.5 points more than her compatriot Brooke Voigt of Fort McMurray, Alberta, who was fourth with 96.25 points. Kokomo Murase from Japan won the gold medal with 173.75 points and Anna Gasser from Austria took silver with 150 points.
Baird scored 80 with her first result and 68.75 with her third result. Each snowboarder had three attempts on the track, with the best A-Score and B-Score counting for the grand total.
Baird won Baird’s first World Cup medal on January 26, 2019 in Seiser Alm, Italy, at a women’s snowboard Slopestyle World Cup event. Baird was placed behind Voigt in this event as Baird won bronze and Voigt silver.
This is the first of two women’s snowboard World Cup events this season. The second event will take place on December 4th in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The bronze medal will give Baird confidence while focusing on that Olympic Winter Games in Beijing 2022.