CBC Sports - Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 18:00 ET

Spencer O'Brien wins women's slopestyle bronze at X Games

Silje Norendal of Norway gold, Jamie Anderson silver

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Canada's Spencer O'Brien won bronze in the women's slopestyle final at X Games in Aspen, Colo., on Saturday. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Canadian Spencer O’Brien won bronze in the women’s snowboard slopestyle final on Saturday in Aspen, Colo.

The 25-year-old from Courtenay, B.C., made her ninth career Winter X Games appearance scoring a 94.0 on her second of three final runs.

Silje Norendal, 20, of Norway was second last to compete scoring a 96.0 on her final run to upset two-time gold medallist Jamie Anderson who was looking for her third straight win.

The sun had shifted late in the afternoon creating shade on most of the landings making it even tougher to put down solid runs.

“It’s so dark when you land," said Norendal.

"You can barely see the landing. I’m just so happy I landed it.”

American Jamie Anderson led the way early on but wasn’t able to land all of her tricks and was forced to settle for silver.

With files from ESPN.

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