Snowboard - Tonteri claims big air win

Finland's Roope Tonteri claimed victory in the men's big air event at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships in Stoneham.

Snowboard - Tonteri claims big air win

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Roope Tonteri of Finland (AFP)

Victory capped a successful weekend north of Quebec City for Tonteri, who had already won gold in the slope style event a day earlier.

Sweden's Niklas Mattsson picked up silver while Seppe Smits of Belgium claimed bronze.

Home hopes Michael Roy and Mark McMorris of Canada could only manage fifth and sixth respectively, behind fourth-placed Alexey Sobolev of Russia.

Top 10 results

1 TONTERI Roope FIN 188.50

2 MATTSSON Niklas SWE 177.75

3 SMITS Seppe BEL 149.50

4 SOBOLEV Alexey RUS 139.75

5 ROY Michael CAN 129.00

6 MCMORRIS Mark CAN 126.50

7 LUNDSTROM Tor SWE 104.50

8 PIIROINEN Petja FIN 102.50

9 MIKYSKA Martin CZE 99.25

10 NECAS Jan CZE 72.25

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