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Lassila wins aerials event in Canada
Lassila wins aerials event in Canada

Lydia Lassila has registered her first World Cup win in four years, with compatriot David Morris taking out third place at a freestyle aerials event in Canada.

It was a strong day for the Australian contingent three weeks out from the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Samantha Wells making the four-person super final at the Quebec resort of Val St Come to finish fourth while Renee McElduff was eighth.

Lassila hadn't topped a World Cup podium since January 2010, the Victorian going on to take gold at the Vancouver Winter Olympics a month later.

She took two years out of the sport to start a family and, before Tuesday's victory, had four runner-up finishes in the two years since her comeback.

It was Morris's first podium finish from four events this season, the 29-year-old completing the 2012/13 season with a flourish when he won a World Cup event in Ukraine.

The West Australian

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