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Alpine Team Event results

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic news: Swiss take last ski medal of the the Games

Switzerland saw off arch-rivals, Austria, to win the first ever Alpine Team Event at the Olympic Games. In the small final, Norway beat France on time to clinch Bronze.

The Alpine Team Event was the last ski competition of the 2018 PyeongChang Games. It’s been quite a ride and we’re sad to see the Games end . . . though I guess it’ll be quite nice to start going to bed before 7am CET ;).

RESULTS:

Big Final

Austria 1-3 Switzerland

Small Final

Norway (Won by time) 2-2 France

Semi-finals

Austria 3-1 Norway
France 1-3 Switzerland

Quarter-finals

Austria 4-0 Sweden
Great Britain 2-2 Norway (Qualified by time)
Italy 1-3 France
Germany 2-2 Switzerland (Qualified by time)

1/8 Finals

Austria 4-0 South Korea
Sweden 3-1 Slovenia
United States 2-2 Great Britain (Qualified by time)
Norway 4-0 Olympic Athletes from Russia
Italy 3-1 Czech Republic
France (Qualified by time) 2-2 Canada
Germany (Qualified by time) 2-2 Slovakia
Switzerland 4-0 Hungary

Canada win Women's Ski Cross

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic news: Canada 1-2 in Women’s Ski Cross

Canada’s relentless investment in Cross — boarder and skier — continues to pay off with Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan taking Gold and Silver in the Olympic Women’s Ski Cross event. In the end, they edged out Fanny Smith (Switzerland) and Sandra Naeslund (Sweden) in a thrilling final.

The Women’s event marks the end of the Skier and Boarder Cross events as the Olympics slowly draw in to their closing weekend. At last, maybe we’ll get to sleep before 7 in the morning — though this will be a bittersweet end. This year’s Games have been awesome :(.

RESULTS:

Big Final

Rank Country Name
1 CAN Kelsey Serwa
2 CAN Brittany Phelan
3 SWI Fanny Smith
4 SWE Sandra Naeslund

Small Final

Rank Country Name
1 FRA Alizee Baron
2 SWE Lisa Andersson
3 SWI Sanna Luedi
4 AUS Sami Kennedy-Sim

Semi-finals

Semi-final 2
Rank Country Name
1 CAN Brittany Phelan BF
2 CAN Kelsey Serwa BF
3 SWI Sanna Luedi SF
4 DNF FRA Alizee Baron SF
Semi-final 1
Rank Country Name
1 SWE Sandra Naeslund BF
2 SWI Fanny Smith BF
3 AUS Sami Kennedy-Sim SF
4 SWE Lisa Andersson SF

Quarter-finals

Quarter-final 4
Rank Country Name
1 CAN Kelsey Serwa Q
2 SWI Sanna Luedi Q
3 AUT Katrin Ofner
DNF OAR Anastasiia Chirtcova
Quarter-final 3
Rank Country Name
1 CAN Brittany Phelan Q
2 FRA Alizee Baron Q
3 ITA Debora Pixner
4 GB Emily Sarsfield
Quarter-final 2
Rank Country Name
1 SWI Fanny Smith Q
2 SWE Sandra Naeslund Q
3 FRA Sabbatel Marielle Berger
4 CZE Nikol Kucerova
Quarter-final 1
Rank Country Name
1 AUS Sami Kennedy-Sim Q
2 SWE Lisa Andersson Q
3 SWI Talina Gantenbein
DNF AUT Andrea Limbacher

1/8 Finals

1/8 Final 8
Rank Country Name
1 CAN Kelsey Serwa Q
2 OAR Anastasiia Chirtcova Q
3 CHI Stephanie Joffroy
1/8 Final 7
Rank Country Name
1 AUT Katrin Ofner Q
2 SWI Sanna Luedi Q
3 SWI Priscillia Annen
1/8 Final 6
Rank Country Name
1 FRA Alizee Baron Q
2 GB Emily Sarsfield Q
DNF CAN India Sherret
1/8 Final 5
Rank Country Name
1 CAN Brittany Phelan Q
2 ITA Debora Pixner Q
3 OAR Victoria Zavadovskaya
1/8 Final 4
Rank Country Name
1 SWE Sandra Naeslund Q
2 CZE Nikol Kucerova Q
2 GER Julia Eichinger
1/8 Final 3
Rank Country Name
1 SWI Fanny Smith Q
2 FRA Sabbatel Marielle Berger Q
3 JPN Reina Umehara
1/8 Final 2
Rank Country Name
1 AUT Andrea Limbacher Q
2 AUS Sami Kennedy-Sim Q
DNS ITA Lucrezia Fantelli
1/8 Final 1
Rank Country Name
1 SWE Lisa Andersson Q
2 SWI Talina Gantenbein Q
3 CAN Marielle Thompson

Myhrer's surprise Slalom Gold

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic news: Sweden’s Andre Myhrer surprise Slalom winner

Andre Myhrer of Sweden was the surprise winner of the Men’s Olympic Slalom earlier today with Swtizerland’s Ramon Zenhaeusern taking silver and Austria’s Michael Matt coming in bronze place.

The pre-race favourite Marcel Hirscher, got a DNF after missing a gate in his first run. He had previously taken Gold in the Giant Slalom and Combined but the Slalom event eluded him, leaving the door open for other skiers. In the end, Myhrer finished 0.34secs ahead of Zenhaeusern and 0.67secs in front of Matt.

Great Britain’s Dave Ryding could only manage ninth after a very promising build-up to the Games. Still a very respectable result for the man from Chorley who plied his trade on the artificial slopes of the UK. Ryding was in 13th after the first run, later moving up to ninth. His final time was 1.17secs slower than Myhrer. Fellow Team GB skier, Laurie Taylor, finished 26th — again a very respectable result considering the massive field and number of DNF’s on the day.

RESULTS:

Rank Country Name Run 1 Run 2 Total
1 SWE Andre Myhrer (2) 47.93 (8) 51.06 1:38.99 0.00
2 SWI Ramon Zenhaeusern (9) 48.66 (2) 50.67 1:39.33 +0.34
3 AUT Michael Matt (12) 49.00 (1) 50.66 1:39.66 +0.67
4 FRA Clement Noel (7) 48.58 (10) 51.12 1:39.70 +0.71
5 FRA Alexis Pinturault (6) 48.54 (11) 51.18 1:39.72 +0.73
6 FRA Victor Muffat-Jeandet (3) 48.34 (=14) 51.41 1:39.75 +0.76
7 SWE Kristoffer Jakobsen (10) 48.74 (12) 51.20 1:39.94 +0.95
8 SWI Daniel Yule (11) 48.88 (13) 51.24 1:40.12 +1.13
9 GB Dave Ryding (13) 49.09 (9) 51.07 1:40.16 +1.17
10 NOR Sebastian Foss-Solevaag (5) 48.53 (20) 51.65 1:40.18 +1.19
11 AUT Marco Schwarz (8) 48.62 (19) 51.57 1:40.19 +1.20
12 ITA Manfred Moelgg (4) 48.40 (23) 51.84 1:40.24 +1.25
13 NOR Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen (=14) 49.27 (7) 51.04 1:40.31 +1.32
14 SWI Loic Meillard (19) 49.63 (3) 50.69 1:40.32 +1.33
15 AUT Manuel Feller (16) 49.35 (6) 51.03 1:40.38 +1.39
16 ITA Stefano Gross (=14) 49.27 (16) 51.44 1:40.71 +1.72
17 OAR Alexander Khoroshilov (21) 49.72 (5) 51.01 1:40.73 +1.74
18 US David Chodounsky (17) 49.43 (=14) 51.41 1:40.84 +1.85
19 SWE Mattias Hargin (20) 49.71 (18) 51.51 1:41.22 +2.23
20 GER Fritz Dopfer (22) 49.79 (17) 51.48 1:41.27 +2.28
21 CRO Istok Rodes (18) 49.60 (22) 51.81 1:41.41 +2.42
22 CAN Phil Brown (26) 50.22 (21) 51.72 1:41.94 +2.95
23 CRO Elias Kolega (29) 51.18 (4) 50.94 1:42.12 +3.13
24 SVK Adam Zampa (24) 49.91 (26) 52.36 1:42.27 +3.28
25 LIE Marco Pfiffner (28) 51.09 (24) 52.22 1:43.31 +4.32
26 GB Laurie Taylor (27) 51.08 (25) 52.33 1:43.41 +4.42
27 KOR Donghyun Jung (31) 51.79 (28) 53.28 1:45.07 +6.08
28 GEO Iason Abramashvili (35) 52.69 (29) 55.00 1:47.69 +8.70
29 CAN Erik Read (23) 49.81 (34) 58.74 1:48.55 +9.56
30 HUN Marton Kekesi (38) 53.49 (30) 55.56 1:49.05 +10.06
31 US Mark Engel (43) 56.18 (27) 53.13 1:49.31 +10.32
32 BOL Kammerlander Simon Breitfuss (40) 54.66 (31) 55.76 1:50.42 +11.43
33 BLR Yuri Danilochkin (41) 55.42 (32) 56.73 1:52.15 +13.16
34 IRN Mohammad Kiyadarbandsari (42) 55.66 (33) 57.03 1:52.69 +13.70
35 SVK Andreas Zampa (39) 54.15 (36) 59.43 1:53.58 +14.59
36 ALB Erjon Tola (45) 58.00 (35) 59.06 1:57.06 +18.07
37 COL Michael Poettoz (44) 57.46 (37) 1:00.00 1:57.46 +18.47
38 POR Arthur Hanse (46) 58.26 (38) 1:00.35 1:58.61 +19.62
39 KOS Albin Tahiri (48) 1:00.80 (39) 1:02.13 2:02.93 +23.94
40 KGZ Evgeniy Timofeev (49) 1:01.56 (40) 1:02.37 2:03.93 +24.94
41 LTU Andrej Drukarov (47) 59.40 (42) 1:07.77 2:07.17 +28.18
42 ARM Ashot Karapetyan (50) 1:02.47 (41) 1:05.61 2:08.08 +29.09
43 PRK Myong Gwang Choe (51) 1:09.42 (43) 1:13.39 2:22.81 +43.82
NOR Henrik Kristoffersen (1) 47.72 DNF
JPN Naoki Yuasa (36) 52.89 DNF
CAN Trevor Philp (25) 49.95 DNF
US Nolan Kasper (34) 52.44 DNF
SPA Joaquim Salarich (33) 52.07 DNF
SVK Matej Falat (32) 51.86 DNF
POL Michal Jasiczek (30) 51.64 DNF
BEL Sam Maes (37) 52.90 DNF
PRK Song Il Kang (52) 1:11.43 DNF
AUT Marcel Hirscher DNF
SWI Luca Aerni DNF
NOR Jonathan Nordbotten DNF
FRA Jean-Baptiste Grange DNF
GER Linus Strasser DNF
SLO Stefan Hadalin DNF
CRO Matej Vidovic DNF
ITA Riccardo Tonetti DNF
SPA Campo Juan Del DNF
BUL Kamen Zlatkov DNF
SLO Zan Kranjec DNF
HUN Dalibor Samsal DNF
ITA Alex Vinatzer DNF
BUL Albert Popov DNF
CRO Filip Zubcic DNF
CZE Ondrej Berndt DNF
LAT Kristaps Zvejnieks DNF
NZ Adam Barwood DNF
BEL Kai Alaerts DNF
BIH Emir Lokmic DNF
NZ Willis Feasey DNF
CZE Filip Forejtek DNF
GRE Ioannis Antoniou DNF
CZE Jan Zabystran DNF
OAR Ivan Kuznetsov DNF
ISR Itamar Biran DNF
AUS Dominic Demschar DNF
SER Marko Vukicevic DNF
AZE Patrick Brachner DNF
MNO Eldar Salihovic DNF
ROM Alexandru Barbu DNF
MKD Antonio Ristevski DNF
SER Marko Stevovic DNF
EST Tormis Laine DNF
MOR Adam Lamhamedi DNF
KOR Dong Woo Kim DNF
CHI Kai Horwitz DNF
KAZ Igor Zakurdaev DNF
BRZ Michel Macedo DNF
CZE Adam Kotzmann DNF
DEN Naested Casper Dyrbye DNF
LUX Matthieu Osch DNF
TUR Serdar Deniz DNF
MEX Sommers Rodolfo Roberto Dickson DNF
UKR Ivan Kovbasnyuk DNF
CYP Dinos Lefkaritis DNF
SA Connor Wilson DNF
UZB Komiljon Tukhtaev DNF
SMR Alessandro Mariotti DNF
ERI Shannon Abeda DNF
MAS Jeffrey Webb DNF
TLS Yohan Goncalves Goutt DNF
LBN Allen Behlok DNF
PKN Muhammad Karim DNF
ICE Sturla Snaer Snorrason DNS
THA Nicola Zanon DNS

Gisin's Combined Golden skills

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic news: Gisin storms to Gold while Vonn fails to finish

Michelle Gisin took Gold in the Women’s Combined earlier today while a disappointed Lindsey Vonn failed to finish this, her final Olympic race. Gisin, 24 from Switzerland, won in 2:20.90 seconds — with American Mikaela Shiffrin, 0.97secs behind in Silver. She adds that medal to the Gold she took earlier in the Slalom event. Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener landed Bronze which she adds to the Silver she won in the slalom. Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway narrowly missed out on a third medal of these Games, coming 4th some 0.29secs behind Holdener.

However, it was Vonn, 33, who ended up the subject of most of the headlines this morning. She had the fastest time in the downhill which meant she would go last in the slalom but ended up with a DNF. It was a disappointing end to the Olympic  career of one of the most successful Alpine racers ever — male or female. As she bowed out of what must surely be her last Olympics Vonn commented, «It’s been a great ride. I’ll take a lot of great memories with me.

«After a certain amount of injuries you just can’t get back to the level you were at. I’m not where I used to be and I never will be, and that’s probably the hardest thing for me to take.»

 

 

RESULTS:

Rank Country Name Run 1 Run 2 Total
1 SWI Michelle Gisin (3) 1:40.14 (4) 40.76 2:20.90 0.00
2 US Mikaela Shiffrin (6) 1:41.35 (3) 40.52 2:21.87 +0.97
3 SWI Wendy Holdener (10) 1:42.11 (1) 40.23 2:22.34 +1.44
4 NOR Ragnhild Mowinckel (2) 1:40.11 (11) 42.52 2:22.63 +1.73
5 SVK Petra Vlhova (13) 1:42.58 (2) 40.41 2:22.99 +2.09
6 CAN Valerie Grenier (8) 1:41.79 (8) 41.65 2:23.44 +2.54
7 AUT Ramona Siebenhofer (4) 1:40.34 (15) 43.11 2:23.45 +2.55
8 ITA Federica Brignone (12) 1:42.51 (6) 41.02 2:23.53 +2.63
9 SWI Denise Feierabend (17) 1:43.04 (5) 40.90 2:23.94 +3.04
10 ITA Marta Bassino (14) 1:42.61 (7) 41.63 2:24.24 +3.34
11 SLO Ana Bucik (15) 1:42.77 (9) 41.99 2:24.76 +3.86
12 FRA Laura Gauche (11) 1:42.15 (12) 42.64 2:24.79 +3.89
13 AUT Ricarda Haaser (7) 1:41.75 (14) 43.06 2:24.81 +3.91
14 SER Nevena Ignjatovic (16) 1:42.88 (10) 42.23 2:25.11 +4.21
15 USA Alice Merryweather (18) 1:43.17 (16) 43.73 2:26.90 +6.00
16 POL Maryna Gasienica-Daniel (19) 1:44.35 (13) 42.84 2:27.19 +6.29
17 CZE Katerina Paulathova (20) 1:44.83 (17) 44.26 2:29.09 +8.19
18 SVK Barbara Kantorova (21) 1:45.58 (18) 44.36 2:29.94 +9.04
FRA Romane Miradoli (9) 1:41.83 DNF
US Lindsey Vonn (1) 1:39.37 DNF
BIH Elvedina Muzaferija (22) 1:46.62 DNF
SLO Marusa Ferk (5) 1:40.98 DSQ
ITA Johanna Schnarf DNF
AUS Greta Small DNF
CAN Candace Crawford DNF
BEL Kim Vanreusel DNF
CHI Noelle Barahona DNF
CAN Roni Remme DNF
AUT Stephanie Venier DNS
ITA Sofia Goggia DNS
FRA Anne-Sophie Barthet DNS
MON Alexandra Coletti DNS

David Wise Gold Men's Ski Pipe

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic news: US stars top podium in Men’s Ski Pipe

The US team dominated the Men’s Ski Pipe earlier this morning taking Gold and Silver in the shape of David Wise and Alex Ferreira respectively. New Zealand’s Nico Porteous took Bronze with team-mate Beau-James Wells having to settle for 4th.

The US took 1st and 2nd positions with New Zealand 3rd-4th and Canada 5th-6th. New Zealand’s Byron Wells — who had originally qualified 4th — injured himself in training and was forced to withdraw from the event. His brother would eventually slip into 4th in the final.

Wise battled with broken bindings but left his best til last laying down an epic run scored at 97.20 with four different double corks, narrowly beating his fellow countryman Ferreira. Young gun, 16 year old Nico Porteous wasn’t far behind with a score of 94.80 — surely a talent to watch for the future. His Bronze medal came on a good day for NZ skiers and snowboarders with fellow 16-year-old Zoi Sadowski-Synnott taking Bronze — and New Zealand’s first Winter Olympics medal since 1992 — in the Women’s Snowboard Big Air.

 

RESULTS:

Rank Country Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Score
1 US David Wise 17.00 6.40 97.20 97.20
2 US Alex Ferreira 92.60 96.00 96.40 96.40
3 NZ Nico Porteous 82.40 94.80 30.00 94.80
4 NZ Beau-James Wells 87.40 52.20 91.60 91.60
5 CAN Noah Bowman 89.40 19.20 11.20 89.40
6 CAN Mike Riddle 85.40 26.00 27.40 85.40
7 US Aaron Blunck 81.40 5.60 84.80 84.80
8 AUT Andreas Gohl 14.60 46.00 68.80 68.80
9 US Torin Yater-Wallace 65.20 28.80 12.20 65.20
10 FRA Thomas Krief 9.80 DNS DNS 9.80
11 FRA Kevin Rolland 6.40 6.40 5.60 6.40
12 NZ Byron Wells DNS DNS DNS DNS

Qualification

Rank Country Name Run 1 Run 2 Best Score
1 US Aaron Blunck 63.20 94.40 94.40 Q
2 US Alex Ferreira 92.60 43.40 92.60 Q
3 US Torin Yater-Wallace 89.60 33.60 89.60 Q
4 NZ Byron Wells 88.60 42.00 88.60 Q
5 NZ Beau-James Wells 86.20 88.20 88.20 Q
6 FRA Kevin Rolland 87.80 37.80 87.80 Q
7 CAN Mike Riddle 6.40 82.20 82.20 Q
8 US David Wise 24.80 79.60 79.60 Q
9 CAN Noah Bowman 43.00 77.20 77.20 Q
10 FRA Thomas Krief 74.40 25.80 74.40 Q
11 NZ Nico Porteous 51.20 72.80 72.80 Q
12 AUT Andreas Gohl 68.60 31.60 68.60 Q
13 CAN Simon D’Artois 66.60 40.40 66.60
14 GB Murray Buchan 66.00 65.40 66.00
15 GB Peter Speight 3.80 64.60 64.60
16 AUT Lukas Muellauer 17.00 63.60 63.60
17 NZ Miguel Porteous 40.40 62.60 62.60
18 SWI Joel Gisler 59.80 9.80 59.80
19 SWI Rafael Kreienbuehl 55.20 22.20 55.20
20 CHN Bingqiang Mao 53.00 54.60 54.60
21 AUT Marco Ladner 54.20 39.40 54.20
22 IRE Brendan Newby 53.80 13.20 53.80
23 CHN Xiangrui Kong 47.40 50.80 50.80
24 OAR Pavel Chupa 46.80 25.80 46.80
25 SWI Robin Briguet 23.00 29.40 29.40
26 GB Alexander Glavatsky-Yeadon 10.80 15.00 15.00
27 KOR Kangbok Lee 5.80 13.00 13.00

Ski Cross Gold for Leman

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic news: Leman triumphant in Men’s Ski Cross

Canadian Brady Leman topped the podium following a chaotic Men’s Ski Cross final at the PyeongChang Games. Leman saw off fierce competition from Switzerland’s Marc Bischofberger and Olympic Athlete of Russia, Sergey Ridzik who earned Silver and Bronze respectively.

Ridzik collided with Kevin Drury in the final but managed to complete the course to take Bronze. Drury was DNF’d, despite actually making it over the line.

It wasn’t the only crash of a rather chaotic event — Canada’s Christopher Delbosco landed heavily on his back having launched off one of the kickers in the first round. He was stretchered off the course and was later diagnosed as having a broken pelvis. There were other spectacular crashes through the final rounds but Leman kept his nerve to win Gold.

 

Surprisingly, there was no French skier in the final — just four years after a podium clean-sweep in Sochi.

 

 

RESULTS:

Rank Country Name
1 CAN Brady Leman
2 SWI Marc Bischofberger
3 OAR Sergey Ridzik
DNF CAN Kevin Drury

Small Final

Rank Country Name
1 SWI Armin Niederer
2 FRA Arnaud Bovolenta
3 SLO Filip Flisar
4 CAN Dave Duncan

Semi-finals

Semi-final 2
Rank Country Name
1 CAN Kevin Drury BF
2 OAR Sergey Ridzik BF
3 FRA Arnaud Bovolenta SF
4 CAN Dave Duncan SF
Semi-final 1
Rank Country Name
1 CAN Brady Leman BF
2 SWI Marc Bischofberger BF
3 SWI Armin Niederer SF
4 SLO Filip Flisar SF

Quarter-finals

Quarter-final 4
Rank Country Name
1 OAR Sergey Ridzik Q
2 CAN Dave Duncan Q
3 FRA Francois Place
4 FRA Jean Frederic Chapuis
Quarter-final 3
Rank Country Name
1 CAN Kevin Drury Q
2 FRA Arnaud Bovolenta Q
3 OAR Semen Denshchikov
DNF AUT Robert Winkler
Quarter-final 2
Rank Country Name
1 SWI Armin Niederer Q
2 SLO Filip Flisar Q
3 AUT Thomas Zangerl
4 SWI Jonas Lenherr
Quarter-final 1
Rank Country Name
1 CAN Brady Leman Q
2 SWI Marc Bischofberger Q
DNF SWI Alex Fiva
DNF AUT Adam Kappacher

Women's Olympic Downhill

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic news: Fairytale finish eludes Vonn as Goggia romps to Gold

Italy’s Sofia Goggia won the Women’s Olympic Downhill in emphatic style this morning, beating rivals Ragnhild Mowinckel (Norway) and Lindsey Vonn (USA) into Silver and Bronze respectively.

Goggia and Vonn’s rivalry was lit once again on the course but it would be the Italian who edged ahead with a near-perfect run to become Italy’s first ever winner of the Women’s Olympic Downhill. Vonn had been going well without any particular errors but her run just wouldn’t prove fast enough.

At 33, Vonn becomes the oldest ever female Olympic Alpine medalist with Bronze — just another trophy to add to the already-massive cabinet. Vonn was nonetheless disappointed as the final results came in — bursting into tears at one point — particularly at the fact these will be her last Olympics as she reminisced about the passing of her Grandfather.

Vonn has been one of the winningest skiers in history with 81 World Cup wins and four overall titles. Her stature as one of the greats will remain regardless but that success has never transferred over to Olympic titles which have remained elusive. Her Olympic history is summarised well by the bleacherreport.com:

«The 33-year-old first competed in the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City when she was 17, following it up with appearances in Torino, Italy, in 2006, Vancouver, Canada, in 2010 and now Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018. She missed the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, due to a torn ACL.

Vonn won a gold medal in downhill and a bronze in super-G at the 2010 Olympics, but she failed to medal in 2002 or 2006. She believed the 2018 Games were her chance to put a cap on her Olympic career.

«I want to end on a high note,» she said prior to the opening ceremony, per Simon Evans of Reuters. «I really want to put an exclamation point on my career. It took me until my third Olympics how to figure out how to deal with the pressure.»

Vonn will have one more attempt at a gold medal in the women’s combined event beginning Thursday in Pyeongchang.»

However, none of this should detract from Goggia’s and Mowinckel’s stunning runs for Gold and Silver. Could we be witnessing a passing of the guard? Possibly.

RESULTS:

Rank Country Name Time
1 ITA Sofia Goggia 1:39.22
2 NOR Ragnhild Mowinckel 1:39.31
3 US Lindsey Vonn 1:39.69
4 LIE Tina Weirather 1:39.85
5 US Alice Mckennis 1:40.24
6 SWI Corinne Suter 1:40.29
7 US Breezy Johnson 1:40.34
8 SWI Michelle Gisin 1:40.55
9 GER Viktoria Rebensburg 1:40.64
10 AUT Ramona Siebenhofer 1:40.98
11 GER Kira Weidle 1:41.01
12 AUT Nicole Schmidhofer 1:41.02
13 FRA Tiffany Gauthier 1:41.04
13 AUT Cornelia Huetter 1:41.04
15 US Laurenne Ross 1:41.10
16 FRA Jennifer Piot 1:41.17
17 SWE Lisa Hoernblad 1:41.63
18 FRA Romane Miradoli 1:41.64
19 SLO Marusa Ferk 1:42.00
20 AUS Greta Small 1:42.07
21 CAN Valerie Grenier 1:42.13
22 FRA Laura Gauche 1:42.29
23 CAN Roni Remme 1:42.80
24 POL Maryna Gasienica-Daniel 1:43.30
25 CHI Noelle Barahona 1:44.24
26 CZE Katerina Paulathova 1:44.69
27 MON Alexandra Coletti 1:45.04
28 ROM Ania Monica Caill 1:45.06
29 SVK Barbara Kantorova 1:45.99
30 BEL Kim Vanreusel 1:46.51
31 BIH Elvedina Muzaferija 1:46.80
DNF SWI Lara Gut
DNF AUT Stephanie Venier
DNF ITA Nadia Fanchini
DNF ITA Federica Brignone
DNF SWI Jasmine Flury
DNF ITA Nicol Delago
DNF SVK Petra Vlhova
DNF CAN Candace Crawford

USA 1-2-3 in Ski Pipe Quallies

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic news: Blunck tops qualifiers ahead of Thursday’s Ski Pipe final

Aaron Blunck of Team USA left it til run 2 of qualifiers to nail top spot in the Men’s Olympic Ski Pipe qualifiers earlier today placing ahead of compatriots Alex Ferreira and Torin Yater-Wallace to set up a 1-2-3 US clean sweep.

Aaron’s 94.40 pipped Ferreira’s score by 1.8 with a long gap back to Yater-Wallace’s third place at 89.60. France’s favourite, Kevin Rolland (of our base this season, La Plagne) could only manage 6th. UK riders, Murray Buchan and Peter Speight narrowly missed qualification coming 14th and 15th respectively with Alexander Glavatsky-Yeadon unfortunately not putting down a full run, placing 26th.

The Final of the Men’s Olympic Pipe is scheduled for Thursday 11.30am local time when the US team are again expected to perform well.

RESULTS:

Rank Country Name Run 1 Run 2 Best Score
1 US Aaron Blunck 63.20 94.40 94.40 Q
2 US Alex Ferreira 92.60 43.40 92.60 Q
3 US Torin Yater-Wallace 89.60 33.60 89.60 Q
4 NZ Byron Wells 88.60 42.00 88.60 Q
5 NZ Beau-James Wells 86.20 88.20 88.20 Q
6 FRA Kevin Rolland 87.80 37.80 87.80 Q
7 CAN Mike Riddle 6.40 82.20 82.20 Q
8 US David Wise 24.80 79.60 79.60 Q
9 CAN Noah Bowman 43.00 77.20 77.20 Q
10 FRA Thomas Krief 74.40 25.80 74.40 Q
11 NZ Nico Porteous 51.20 72.80 72.80 Q
12 AUT Andreas Gohl 68.60 31.60 68.60 Q
13 CAN Simon D’Artois 66.60 40.40 66.60
14 GB Murray Buchan 66.00 65.40 66.00
15 GB Peter Speight 3.80 64.60 64.60
16 AUT Lukas Muellauer 17.00 63.60 63.60
17 NZ Miguel Porteous 40.40 62.60 62.60
18 SWI Joel Gisler 59.80 9.80 59.80
19 SWI Rafael Kreienbuehl 55.20 22.20 55.20
20 CHN Bingqiang Mao 53.00 54.60 54.60
21 AUT Marco Ladner 54.20 39.40 54.20
22 IRE Brendan Newby 53.80 13.20 53.80
23 CHN Xiangrui Kong 47.40 50.80 50.80
24 OAR Pavel Chupa 46.80 25.80 46.80
25 SWI Robin Briguet 23.00 29.40 29.40
26 GB Alexander Glavatsky-Yeadon 10.80 15.00 15.00
27 KOR Kangbok Lee 5.80 13.00 13.00

Sharpe lessons in Women's Pipe

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic news: Cassie Sharpe blows minds in Women’s Ski Pipe

Canada’s Cassie Sharpe was head and shoulders above the competition earlier today as she nailed Gold in the Olympic Women’s Pipe event with a blinding run that earned 95.80 and the Olympic title. Closest rival, Marie Martinod of France fell in a promising final run so relied on her previous 92.60 for Silver with America’s Brita Sigourney claiming Bronze in her third and final run with a 91.60.

In truth (and with the greatest respect to all competing), it was almost like watching two finals as the top four skiers really were in a class of their own — particularly in terms of terms of amplitude — a fact not lost on the judges and reflected in the final scores.

Special mention to Marie Martinod of our home resort this season, La Plagne for earning an impressive Silver. The 33 year old, who has announced her retirement following these Olympics, put down improving first and second runs but was unfortunately unable to improve her score, falling in the third. Also Rowan Cheshire of the UK for her 7th place — particularly given her epic struggle to return to the sport after her horrific crash in Sochi.

Defending Olympic Champion, Maddie Bowman of Team USA couldn’t bring the goods this time out and ended 11th.

The level of riding in the Pipe event was insane — a great testament to the speed of progression in the Women’s side of the sport today.

RESULTS

1 CAN Cassie Sharpe 94.40 95.80 42.00 95.80
2 FRA Marie Martinod 92.20 92.60 23.20 92.60
3 USA Brita Sigourney 89.80 88.60 91.60 91.60
4 USA Annalisa Drew 86.80 73.00 90.80 90.80
5 JPN Ayana Onozuka 50.80 77.20 82.20 82.20
6 OAR Valeriya Demidova 79.00 80.60 77.60 80.60
7 GBR Rowan Cheshire 75.40 17.80 13.60 75.40
8 GER Sabrina Cakmakli 74.20 57.60 20.40 74.20
9 CHN Kexin Zhang 73.00 55.40 71.00 73.00
10 CAN Rosalind Groenewoud 70.60 67.80 66.60 70.60
11 USA Maddie Bowman 25.80 26.40 27.00 27.00
12 FRA Anais Caradeux DNS DNS DNS DNS

Braaten Gold in Ski Slopestyle

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic news: Norway’s Oystein Braaten sweeps field aside to take Gold

Ski Slopestyle Gold was taken by Norway’s Oystein Braaten last night with a convincing 95.00, 1.40 ahead of rivals Nicholas Goepper from the US and Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Canada. The UK’s James Woods could manage just 4th after a mistake on a rail during his final run that would have surely put him top of the medals. In the end, he had to watch as he agonizingly slipped down the leaderboard, relying on his 2nd run score.

Braaten relied on his first run 95.00 and stayed top of the pack throughout the following two rounds. He was closely followed by Goepper in Silver who scored a 93.60 in his final run.

RESULTS:

1.  Oystein Braaten (Norway)        95.00 points 
2.  Nicholas Goepper (U.S.)         93.60        
3.  Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (Canada) 92.40        
4.  James Woods (Britain)           91.00        
5.  Teal Harle (Canada)             90.00        
6.  Evan McEachran (Canada)         89.40        
7.  Andri Ragettli (Switzerland)    85.80        
8.  Ferdinand Dahl (Norway)         76.40        
9.  Elias Ambuhl (Switzerland)      73.20        
10. Jonas Hunziker (Switzerland)    66.20        
11. Oscar Wester (Sweden)           62.00        
12. Gus Kenworthy (U.S.)            35.00