America's Ashley Caldwell claimed the women’s International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Aerials World Cup title in style by winning the final event of the season in Minsk.
After finishing as the runner-up last year, Caldwell securedher first aerials crystal globe by qualifying for the super final in the Belarusian capital, with Australia’s Danielle Scott unable to surpass her overall points tally.
Scott, though, was aiming to end the season on a high, as the 26-year-old received a total of 96.93 points for her super final run.
She was denied against by Caldwell, who produced a full, full, full during her effort to score 103.27 points and claim victory.
“I didn’t sleep last night, but when I made the final six I knew I had the crystal globe locked in and that kind of changed my mentality in the super final,” Caldwell said.
“Then in the super final I went out and did a full, full, full without training one the whole time we were here, which is kind of a big deal for me.
“Winning the overall title has been a goal for my entire career.
“To come out here and do it is incredible, and to do it while winning the last event of the season feels very, very nice.”
The final podium of the season was completed by home favourite Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya.
The 19-year-old beat her team-mate Hanna Huskova to win the bronze medal by scoring 80.33 points.
Christopher Lillis claimed gold in the men’s competition for the first time after receiving a score of 111.78 from the judges.
The American's first World Cup victory came in just his fourth event.
Belarus’ Maxim Gustik settled for second on 109.50.
Russia’s Ilya Burov won the bronze medal after being awarded 104.07.
Ukraine’s Oleksandr Abramenko earned the overall men’s title for the first time, after ending the season on 310 points, despite finishing the competition in fifth place after a crash in the super final.
Gustik’s silver medal saw him finish as the runner-up, ending 34 points behind the winner.