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Halfpipe, Women

Date12 February 1998
StatusOlympic
LocationKanbayashi Sports Park, Yamanouchi
Participants26 from 11 countries
Venue detailsGradient: 18°
Length: 120 m
Wall Height: 3.5 m
Wall-to-Wall Width: 15 m

Twenty-six women boarders competed in the qualifying round, with eight advancing to the final. Anita Schwaller (SUI) was the 1997 ISF and FIS Champion, but failed to make it to the final, placing only 11th in the qualifying round. The qualifying was led by Norway’s Stine Brun Kjeldaas, who was #1 in the World Cup rankings. In the final, American Shannon Dunn led after the first run, with Germany’s Nicola Thost, a former gymnast, in second. But on the second run, Dunn placed only seventh of the eighth finalists and dropped down to the bronze medal. Kjeldaas had been fourth in the first run of the final, but had the best score in the second round and moved up to a silver medal. But the gold was won by Thost, who was the most consistent, placing second in both runs of the final.

PosNrBoarderNOCQualifying Round 1Qualifying Round 2Final
1Nicola ThostGER30.6 (13)37.4 (1)74.6 (1)Gold
2Stine Brun KjeldaasNOR37.6 (1)74.2 (2)Silver
3Shannon DunnUSA33.3 (7)36.6 (2)72.8 (3)Bronze
4Cara-Beth BurnsideUSA36.7 (2)72.6 (4)
5Maëlle RickerCAN34.4 (4)71.1 (5)
6Minna HessoFIN34.2 (5)35.1 (3)70.8 (6)
7Jenny JonssonSWE34.5 (3)65.9 (7)
8Jennie WaaraSWE31.9 (10)34.5 (4)62.7 (8)
9Nicola PederzolliAUT31.5 (12)34.4 (5)
10Tara TeigenCAN32.9 (8)33.3 (6)
11Anita SchwallerSUI32.0 (9)32.2 (7)
12Doriane VidalFRA27.2 (17)32.1 (8)
13Satu JärveläFIN31.8 (11)32.0 (9)
14Barrett ChristyUSA30.3 (14)31.6 (10)
15Sabine Wehr-HaslerGER29.5 (15)30.5 (11)
16Anne Molin KongsgårdNOR29.3 (16)29.2 (12)
17Ulrike HölzlAUT24.8 (21)29.1 (13)
18Lori GlazierCAN25.9 (19)26.9 (14)
19Michele TaggartUSA26.1 (18)25.5 (15)
20Yuri YoshikawaJPN25.6 (20)24.9 (16)
21Christel ThoresenNOR24.3 (22)24.4 (17)
22Kaori TakeyamaJPN23.5 (23)22.7 (=18)
23Anna HellmanSWE20.0 (26)22.7 (=18)
24Alessandra PescostaITA22.8 (24)18.9 (20)
25Natasza ZurekCAN33.9 (6)11.6 (21)
26Sandra FarmandGER22.1 (25)– (DNS)

Qualifying Round 1 (12 February 1998 — 9:30)

Top four finishers advanced to final.

Judge #1 (Standard Airs)David DesaCAN
Judge #2 (Rotations)Jason DowUSA
Judge #3 (Amplitude)Steve BrownAUS
Judge #4 (Landings)Toru OtsukiJPN
Judge #5 (Technical Merit)Ola SundekvistSWE
PosNrBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
116Stine Brun KjeldaasNOR37.6Q
211Cara-Beth BurnsideUSA36.7Q
313Jenny JonssonSWE34.5Q
425Maëlle RickerCAN34.4Q
526Minna HessoFIN34.2
64Natasza ZurekCAN33.9
71Shannon DunnUSA33.3
818Tara TeigenCAN32.9
922Anita SchwallerSUI32.0
108Jennie WaaraSWE31.9
1119Satu JärveläFIN31.8
123Nicola PederzolliAUT31.5
135Nicola ThostGER30.6
1412Barrett ChristyUSA30.3
1514Sabine Wehr-HaslerGER29.5
1615Anne Molin KongsgårdNOR29.3
1717Doriane VidalFRA27.2
1824Michele TaggartUSA26.1
1920Lori GlazierCAN25.9
209Yuri YoshikawaJPN25.6
2123Ulrike HölzlAUT24.8
222Christel ThoresenNOR24.3
236Kaori TakeyamaJPN23.5
2421Alessandra PescostaITA22.8
257Sandra FarmandGER22.1
2610Anna HellmanSWE20.0

Qualifying Round 2 (12 February 1998 — 11:10)

Top four finishers advanced to final.

Judge #1 (Standard Airs)David DesaCAN
Judge #2 (Rotations)Jason DowUSA
Judge #3 (Amplitude)Steve BrownAUS
Judge #4 (Landings)Toru OtsukiJPN
Judge #5 (Technical Merit)Ola SundekvistSWE
PosNrBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
114Nicola ThostGER37.4Q
220Shannon DunnUSA36.6Q
322Minna HessoFIN35.1Q
417Jennie WaaraSWE34.5Q
515Nicola PederzolliAUT34.4
619Tara TeigenCAN33.3
718Anita SchwallerSUI32.2
810Doriane VidalFRA32.1
916Satu JärveläFIN32.0
1013Barrett ChristyUSA31.6
1112Sabine Wehr-HaslerGER30.5
1211Anne Molin KongsgårdNOR29.2
136Ulrike HölzlAUT29.1
148Lori GlazierCAN26.9
159Michele TaggartUSA25.5
167Yuri YoshikawaJPN24.9
175Christel ThoresenNOR24.4
=184Kaori TakeyamaJPN22.7
=181Anna HellmanSWE22.7
203Alessandra PescostaITA18.9
2121Natasza ZurekCAN11.6
DNS2Sandra FarmandGER

Final Round (12 February 1998)

Judge #1 (Standard Airs)David DesaCAN
Judge #2 (Rotations)Jason DowUSA
Judge #3 (Amplitude)Steve BrownAUS
Judge #4 (Landings)Toru OtsukiJPN
Judge #5 (Technical Merit)Ola SundekvistSWE
PosNrBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
14Nicola ThostGER74.6
Run 1 (2)37.5
Run 2 (2)37.1
28Stine Brun KjeldaasNOR74.2
Run 1 (4)36.7
Run 2 (1)37.5
33Shannon DunnUSA72.8
Run 1 (1)38.8
Run 2 (7)34.0
47Cara-Beth BurnsideUSA72.6
Run 1 (5)36.1
Run 2 (3)36.5
55Maëlle RickerCAN71.1
Run 1 (3)36.8
Run 2 (5)34.3
62Minna HessoFIN70.8
Run 1 (6)34.8
Run 2 (4)36.0
76Jenny JonssonSWE65.9
Run 1 (7)31.8
Run 2 (6)34.1
81Jennie WaaraSWE62.7
Run 1 (8)30.9
Run 2 (8)31.8