WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport’s Julia Marino picked up more snowboarding hardware over the weekend, winning two medals in FIS World Cup events in Canada.
Marino won the gold medal in Slopestyle on Sunday at the 12th Annual Jamboree presented by Videotron Mobile, which took place in Stoneham, Quebec. On Saturday, she won the silver medal at the Jamboree's Big Air competition in Quebec City. Marino posted a score of 162.5 and narrowly lost to Anna Gasser of Austria, who won with a score of 165.0.
The medals come just two weeks after Marino made history at the X Games when she won two medals, including a gold, where she became the first woman in 17 years to win two medals at the event, perhaps the most exclusive competition in all of snowboarding.
In Canada, Marino posted a first-run score of 76.43 in difficult conditions to edge Jamie Anderson of the U.S., who threw down a 72.78. Canada’s Brooke Voigt took the bronze.
“I had a really fun time today (Sunday) although we had some flat light,’’ Marino said on the US Snowboarding website. “All the girls put down their hardest runs. But it’s cool - we push each other.”
The Jamboree was the first Slopestyle FIS World Cup win of Marino’s career. She has now amassed five World Cup podiums and eight top-10 finishes across both disciplines since bursting onto the scene with a win at the FIS World Cup Big Air in Boston’s Fenway Park last February. She is currently ranked third in both Big Air and Slopestyle in the FIS World Cup Snowboard Freestyle standings.
“I’m definitely really stoked on the result,’’ Marino said. “ I’ve been working really hard so it's nice to put that hard work to results. It’s so great to see good results come from hard work and I just want to keep it rolling.”
Marino's upcoming competitions include the Burton U.S. Open in Vail, Colo. and the X Games in Oslo, Norway.