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Snowboarding at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Women's slopestyle

The women's slopestyle competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics was held on 12 February 2018 at the Bogwang Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[1][2]

Women's slopestyle
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueBogwang Phoenix Park
Date12 February
Competitors26 from 15 nations
Winning Score83.00
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jamie Anderson  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Laurie Blouin  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Enni Rukajärvi  Finland
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SummaryEdit

Due to high winds, the qualification round originally scheduled for 11 February 2018 was cancelled. All athletes competed in a two-run final round instead of the typical two-run qualification round and three-run final round.

Due to high winds on the final day, the event was delayed for more than an hour.[3] The strong headwinds continued into the final, causing many falls amongst the competitors.[4][5][6] Of the 25 participants, only five managed to stay on their feet during the first run. No snowboarders recorded two clear runs.[7] Several snowboarders said that the final was irresponsible. According to the FIS, the conditions were "within the norm".[7]

The 2014 Olympic champion Jamie Anderson successfully defended her title. Laurie Blouin won the silver medal, and Enni Rukajärvi, the 2014 silver medalist, the bronze. The gold medal score would have placed 7th in the 2014 Olympics; the silver and bronze medal scores would have failed to qualify in the 2014 Olympics.

In the victory ceremony, the medals were presented by Sarah Walker, member of the International Olympic Committee accompanied by Dexter Paine, FIS vice president.

QualificationEdit

The top 30 athletes in the Olympic quota allocation list qualified (for both big air and slopestyle, the rankings were combined). This meant only a maximum of 30 could qualify across both events. A maximum of four athletes per National Olympic Committee (NOC) was allowed. All athletes qualifying must also have placed in the top 30 of a FIS World Cup event or the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships 2017 during the qualification period (July 1, 2016 to January 21, 2018) and also have a minimum of 50 FIS points to compete. If the host country, South Korea did not qualify, their chosen athlete would displace the last qualified athlete, if all qualification criteria were met.[8]

ResultsEdit

The final was started at 10:33.[9]

Rank Order Name Country Run 1 Run 2 Best Notes
  26 Jamie Anderson   United States 83.00 34.56 83.00
  20 Laurie Blouin   Canada 49.16 76.33 76.33
  22 Enni Rukajärvi   Finland 45.85 75.38 75.38
4 15 Silje Norendal   Norway 73.91 47.66 73.91
5 9 Jessika Jenson   United States 72.76 41.11 72.76
6 19 Hailey Langland   United States 41.26 71.80 71.80
7 11 Sina Candrian   Switzerland 66.35 39.80 66.35
8 8 Sofya Fyodorova   Olympic Athletes from Russia 27.53 65.73 65.73
9 13 Yuka Fujimori   Japan 63.73 48.51 63.73
10 10 Elena Könz   Switzerland 17.28 59.00 59.00
11 25 Julia Marino   United States 55.85 41.05 55.85
12 5 Asami Hirono   Japan 49.80 27.26 49.80
13 21 Zoi Sadowski-Synnott   New Zealand 26.70 48.38 48.38
14 16 Reira Iwabuchi   Japan 48.33 31.06 48.33
15 24 Anna Gasser   Austria 42.05 46.56 46.56
16 1 Šárka Pančochová   Czech Republic 43.46 39.18 43.46
17 14 Aimee Fuller   Great Britain 34.63 41.43 41.43
18 12 Isabel Derungs   Switzerland 39.66 31.98 39.66
19 18 Miyabi Onitsuka   Japan 33.25 39.55 39.55
20 4 Carla Somaini   Switzerland 36.71 23.08 36.71
21 17 Brooke Voigt   Canada 24.36 36.61 36.61
22 23 Spencer O'Brien   Canada 26.43 36.45 36.45
23 7 Cheryl Maas   Netherlands 31.71 35.30 35.30
24 3 Klaudia Medlová   Slovakia 26.16 34.00 34.00
25 2 Lucile Lefevre   France 28.35 17.31 28.35
26 6 Silvia Mittermueller   Germany 1.00 DNS 1.00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Competition Schedule - Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games". www.pyeongchang2018.com.
  2. ^ "Start list" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Snowboardster Maas speelt door valpartijen bijrol in winderige slopestylefinale - NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl". www.nu.nl.
  4. ^ "Maas: finale slopestyle verpest door harde wind".
  5. ^ "Winter Olympics: Women's slopestyle final 'too dangerous' after winds cause havoc". 12 February 2018 – via www.bbc.com.
  6. ^ Graham, Bryan Armen (12 February 2018). "Jamie Anderson wins second Olympic slopestyle gold in dangerous conditions". the Guardian.
  7. ^ a b "Skifederatie verdedigt door Maas bekritiseerd startbesluit slopestyle - NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl". www.nu.nl.
  8. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018 Snowboarding" (PDF). International Ski Federation (FIS). 9 September 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Final results" (PDF).