Gimpl wins Big Air World Cup event
SOFIA, Bulgaria ” Austrian Stefan Gimpl won a Big Air snowboarding World Cup competition Saturday and overall standings leader Janne Korpi finished second.
Matevz Petek, last year’s winner from Slovenia, was third.
Gimpl is second in the Big Air standings, trailing Korpi 2,200-2,040.
Korpi, from Finland, also leads the overall standings with 3,400 points, ahead of Frenchman Mathieu Bozzetto, who has 2,950.
The snowboarders competed on man-made snow under the lights at the Knyaz Alexander Batenberg Square in Sofia.
“It was a great evening and a great Christmas present for me and my family,” Gimpl said.