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Rachael Karker, of Canada, is shown during a run in the finals women's skiing halfpipe event at a World Cup freestyle eventTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

MacKay and Karker ski to World Cup silvers in Calgary

Team Canada skied to two silver medals at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup in Calgary on Friday night, thanks to Brendan MacKay and Rachael Karker.

Competing in his hometown, MacKay landed on the podium after putting up 91.00 points in the men’s halfpipe event to claim a silver medal. He was beat by Great Britain’s Gus Kentworthy, who won the competition with a score of 93.20. American skier Birk Irving completed the podium with 90.40 points for the bronze medal.

On the women’s side, Rachael Karker also grabbed a silver medal for her performance on the slopes – putting up an impressive score of 89.20 on her run. China’s Ailing Eileen Gu and Russia’s Valeriya Demidova joined her on the podium, winning gold and bronze respectively.

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Last week, Karker also stood on the second step of the podium after capturing women’s ski superpipe silver on the Dew Tour.

The Calgary World Cup will continue on Saturday with slopestyle competitions.