Belarus Hosts FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup

On February 20, the sport complex in Raubichi, Belarus hosted the final stage of the 2015/16 FIS (Fédération Internationale de Ski) Freestyle Skiing World Cup. Belarusian athletes won two medals, with Maxim Gustik finishing second and Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya winning the bronze.

The event in Raubichi closed the freestyle season. More than 60 athletes from 11 countries participated in the competition.

American athlete Ashley Caldwell won the women’s event with 103.27 points. Danielle Scott of Australia ranked second with 96.93 points. Belarusians Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya and Hanna Huskova finished third and fourth with 80.33 and 75.11 points, respectively.

Hanna Huskova said that she was disappointed by the fourth position, but she would work on her technique and would try to do triple somersaults in the future.

In the men’s event, Christopher Lillis of the United States won the gold with 111.78 points. Belarusian athlete Maxim Gustik ranked second with 109.50 points, and Ilya Burov of Russia took the third place with 104.07 points. Another Belarusian athlete Stanislau Hladchenko finished one step away from the podium with 83.02 points.

This is the second podium success for Maxim Gustik in the 2015/16 season. Last December, he won the gold in Beijing.

Oleksandr Abramenko of Ukraine won the 2015/16 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup standings with 310 points. Maxim Gustik finished second with 276 points. Ashley Caldwell won the women’s overall standings with 409 points. Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya was the best among Belarusians with 206 points and the ninth place.

Belarus applies to hold a Freestyle Skiing World Cup competition again in 2017.

Belarus Hosts FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup