Jan Bucher of Salt Lake City, the individual World Cup leader, overtook Switzerland's Conny Kissling with a spectacular final performance to win Saturday's Subaru World Cup Freestyle ballet competition at Whiteface Mountain.

Bucher and Kissling each ended with 25.25 points but Bucher, a two-time World Cup champion, was given the victory by the race committee. Bucher's victory enabled her to tie Kissling in the overall World Cup ballet standings.