Americans finished first and second on Sunday in men's slopestyle skiing at the 2017 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships from Sierra Nevada, Spain. McRae Williams of Park City, Utah won the gold medal and Gus Kenworthy of Telluride, California won the silver medal.
Williams won the gold medal with 93.8 points. Kenworthy won the silver medal with 91.8 points. James Woods of Great Britain won the bronze medal with 90.4 points.
Williams reached the podium by six points and Kenworthy reached the podium by four points. Henrik Harlaut of Sweden finished in fourth place with 87.8 points.
It has been quite the slopestyle skiing year for Williams. He also won the silver medal at the 2017 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado on Jan. 28 and won a World Cup competition in Font Romeu, France on Jan. 14, 2017. Williams and Kenworthy also finished second and third respectively at a World Cup men's slopestyle skiing competition in Silvaplana, Switzerland on March 3.
Williams also placed first in the 2016-17 World Cup standings in men's slopestyle skiing. His 180 points were eight points more than Andri Ragettli of Switzerland who was in second place with 172 points. The world championship medals for Williams and Kenworthy will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.