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Blackcomb freestyle on TV


Whether you want to look for yourself in the crowd, or relive one of the most amazing freestyle performances by the Canadian aerials team in recent years, CTV Sportsnet is giving you your chance to catch it on television.

Next week they will be rebroadcasting the 2002 Blackcomb World Cup events of January, which featured both aerials and dual moguls events. The Canadian Freestyle Team netted four out of 12 medals in two days of competition.

In the dual moguls, rookie Rachel Belliveau won her first ever medal, and it was golden for the 21-year-old from Ste-Foy Quebec. In the men’s dual, the silver went to Canadian World Cup leader Stephane Rochon.

The women’s aerial team missed the podium, but the men were all over it. Until Russia’s Dmitri Arkhipov, the last jumper of the day, had his say, it looked like a medal sweep for the Canadians. Quebec’s Nicolas Fontaine won silver, Ottawa’s Jeff Bean won the bronze, Calgary’s Kyle Nissen was fourth and North Bay’s Steve Omischl ended up in fifth.

In the Pacific region, the event will be broadcast on March 2 from 4 to 5 p.m.

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