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Aerials, Women

Date21 February 1988 — 13:30
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationCanada Olympic Park, Calgary (Moguls)
Participants9 from 8 countries

Freestyle aeriels was a demonstration event at the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics and would become a full-medal event at Lillehammer in 1994. The 1986 World Champion was American Maria Quintana, who competed, but finished only seventh in the small field of nine competitors. The title went to her teammate, Melanie Palenik, who had also competed, less successfully, in moguls. Third-place went to Sweden’s Carin Hernskog, runner-up to Quintana at the 1986 Worlds, while the runner-up in Calgary was West German Sonja Reichart, who would finish second at the 1989 World Championships.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Melanie PalenikUSA268.83
2Sonja ReichartFRG267.03
3Carin HernskogSWE245.98
4Anna FraserCAN242.58
5Hiroko FujiiJPN227.34
6Conny KisslingSUI207.11
7Maria QuintanaUSA203.88
8Catherine LombardFRA190.95
9Vasilisa SemenchukURS167.99