Canadas Anderson finishes fifth in snowboard World Cup race

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STONEHAM, Que. - Jasey-Jay Anderson of Mont-Tremblant, Que., was fifth in the parallel giant slalom at a snowboard World Cup event Sunday.
Benjamin Karl won the gold to lead an Austrian sweep of the podium, defeating teammate Siegfried Grabner in the final. Andreas Prommegger won the bronze by edging Swedish rider Daniel Biveson.
Matthew Morison of Burketon, Ont., was 10th.
''I am not too happy, but I did some nice manoeuvres,'' said Anderson, racing for the first time since his world championship victory last week in South Korea.
''I tried a little too much and I made the fatal mistake on the flats in my second last run. I maybe should have let the course come to me instead of forcing my riding.''
Anderson's performance boosted him from ninth to seventh in the world rankings in the discipline.
The 26-gate World Cup course at Stoneham Mountain Resort covered 610 metres with a vertical drop of 170 metres.
''The course wasn't easy today, but it was a marvellous track for a parallel giant slalom,'' Anderson said. ''It is really fun and I would have liked to do better.''
Morison remains ranked third overall in the discipline.
Germany's Amelie Kober took the women's gold, winning the final over Japanese Tomoka Takeuchi. Doris Guenther of Austria won the bronze.
Alexa Loo of Richmond, B.C., was the top Canadian finishing 20th, while Kimiko Zakreski of Calgary was 21st.

Organizations: Stoneham Mountain Resort

Geographic location: Mont-Tremblant, Burketon, South Korea Germany Austria Richmond Calgary

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