BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese snowboarder Cai Xuetong defended her halfpipe title at the Sierra Nevada 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships on Saturday.

The 2015 world champion nailed the victory in her first run which earned 90.75 points. "I'm so excited. There are no other words. I'm just so happy. I had one run in mind, and I put it down. That was the goal for the day," she said.

Cai is the second woman in history to have defended the halfpipe world championship since Doriane Vidal of France won in 2001, 2003 and 2005.

Haruna Matsumoto of Japan and 2015 bronze medalist Clemence Grimal of France rounded out the podium.

The 22-year-old Scotty James from Australia, 2017 World Cup winner, scored a massive 95.75 points in the first run for the men's gold.

Olympic champion Iouri Podladtchikov and Pat Burgener, both of Switzerland, finished second and third, respectively.

Sapporo Asian Winter Games gold meadlist Zhang Yiwei from China was fifth out of 10 finalists.


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A total of 81 percent of the surveyed people are against the immigration policy of the EU - of which 48 percent are strongly opposed, and 33 percent rather opposed - whereas only 14 percent are satisfied with the way the EU deals with that question. Some 5 percent of the surveyed people could not answer the question.

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Hungarians agree with the construction of the fence in the highest rate (87 percent), and poles agree with it the least (57 percent). 74 percent of the Slovaks and 73 percent of the Czechs support the Hungarian border policy.

The poll also came to the conclusion that the vast majority (63 percent) of the population of the Visegrad countries said that their countries had better chance to represent their interests against Brussels as a member of the Visegrad four than on a one by one basis.

According to the surveyed people, the most important areas of cooperation between the four countries needed to be: the common protection of borders (25 percent); followed by the coordination of industrial policies (23 percent) and by linking the countries together with additional motorways (17 percent).

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The slain student was trying to convince the shooter, whose first gun had jammed, not to carry out the morning rampage when he was shot dead, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich told reporters.

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Knezovich declined to identify the suspect or discuss what may have motivated the gun violence in detail but said: “It sounds like a case of a bullying-type of situation.”

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He said that a member of the staff at Freeman who he described as “very courageous” was able to capture the gunman before police officers arrived on scene to take him into custody. He was being held at Spoka.