Freestyle Skiing - Mengtao and Guangpu win maiden world titles

Xu Mengtao and Qi Guangpu both won their first ever Freestyle World Ski Championship titles to complete a Chinese double in the aerials in Voss-Myrkdalen.

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China's Xu Mengtao soars through the air

Mengtao headed to Norway as this season's ladies' aerials World Cup champion and was not to be denied adding the World Championship crown to her growing list of honours. She qualified in first place and was to finished in the same position to take her first global gold after successive silver medals in Deer Valley in 2011 and Inawashiro in 2009. That also kept China's run of victories in the ladies' aerials at the World Championships going with Li Nina taking gold in 2005, 2007 and 2009 and Shuang Cheng the title in 2011. Russia's Veronika Korsunova marked her World Championship debut with a silver medal while Danielle Scott of Australia prevented a second Chinese skier being on the podium. Scott, also making her World Championship bow in Norway, took bronze ahead of Mengtao's teammate and fellow debutant Xu Sicun after final three. Meanwhile Guangpu had to settle for third in the men's aerials World Cup but beat champion Jia Zongyang and another teammate Liu Zhongqing to win his first world title. He also qualified in first place and stayed there however it wasn't Zongyang nor Zhongqing who claimed silver but Canadian Travis Gerrits on his second World Championship start. Gerrits was sixth two years ago with Guangpu winning silver while World Cup champion Zongyang got the better of Zhongqing for bronze on his World Championship debut. Britain had two representatives in the men's aerials however neither made it out of qualifying with Harry Gillam ranking 26th overall and Lloyd Wallace 28th.

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