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From left: Canada's Teal Harle, runner up, Norway's Birk Ruud, first and Sweden's Jesper Tjader, second runner-up celebrate at the podiumAP Photo/Ng Han Guan
AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

Teal Harle wins silver at FIS Big Air World Cup in Beijing

Canada’s Teal Harle soared to a silver medal during big air competition at the FIS Freeski World Cup in Beijing on Saturday.

The 23-year-old earned a score of 190.00 to claim the silver medal. Birk Ruud of Norway took home the gold medal after earning 0.25 points more than Harle. Sweden’s Jesper Tjader scored a 183.00 for the bronze medal.

For the first time in his career, Harle uncorked a switch 1800. The move features a backwards takeoff with five full rotations.

This is Harle’s first podium since 2018.

The next FIS Big Air World Cup takes place December 21st in Atlanta, Georgia.