Crashed Ice: Photos from freestyle showcase and junior championship (day one)

Finnish athlete Mirko Lahti won the Red Bull Crashed Ice Junior World Championship Friday night, just beating Canadian Samuel Nadeau in a photo finish.

It was day one of competition (Thursday was practice runs) and it continues Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship.

Crashed Ice is being held at the Rideau Canal locks next to the Château Laurier and admission is free. Watch live at redbullcrashedice.com . _ Photos by Devyn Barrie/OttawaStart.com. _ [caption id="attachment_62901” align="aligncenter” width="6000”]

American Christian Rogger (#882) wipes out as Canadian Samuel Nadeau (#804) soars above.[/caption]

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Finn Mirko Lahti (#801) in the lead of the championship race he won in a photo finish.[/caption]

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Canadian Olivier Larouche (#69) in a freestyle showcase.[/caption]

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Russian Denis Novozhilov is upended after wiping out during a freestyle move.[/caption]

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From left: Dmitriy Murlichkin, Václav Kosnar, Martin Barrau and Marc Andre Roy.[/caption]

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From left: Václav Kosnar (#807) and Joni Saarinen (#802) fit bump moments before a race.[/caption]

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Canadian Marc Andre Roy (#805) performs a freestyle flip.[/caption]

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Canadian Kyle Croxall (#9) cheers after narrowly avoiding a wipeout.[/caption]

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American Daniel Bergesun (#22) recovers after losing his balance during a freestyle stunt.[/caption]

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Frenchman Tristan Dugerdil performs a freestyle spin.[/caption]

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Frenchman Martin Barrau dives during a freestyle showcase.[/caption]