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Ashley Caldwell wins Visa Freestyle International aerials (video)

Ashley Caldwell



Two-time U.S. Olympian Ashley Caldwell won her first World Cup aerials competition in nearly four years, leading the first U.S. one-two women’s World Cup finish since 1989 at the Visa Freestyle International in Park City, Utah, on Thursday night.

Caldwell, who finished 10th at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics, scored 99.78 points, above countrywoman Kiley McKinnon, who scored 95.52.

Caldwell, 21, and McKinnon, 19, are part of the U.S. team for the World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria, next week.

“I feel kind of like [2010 Olympic moguls champion] Hannah Kearney, but not as cool,” Caldwell said Thursday.

Sochi Olympian Mac Bohonnon finished second in the men’s competition, behind China’s reigning World champion Qi Guangpu.

The Visa Freestyle International continues with moguls finals on Friday and Saturday nights at 9 ET, streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.

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