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Halfpipe, Women

Date13 February 2006
StatusOlympic
LocationBardonecchia
Participants34 from 16 countries
DetailsGradient: 16°
Length: 145 m
Wall Height: 5.7 m
Wall-to-Wall Width: 18 m

The American foursome was considered formidable and a sweep seemed a possibility. They were led by Gretchen Bleiler, who had been US Champion in 2003 and 2005, was World Superpipe Champion in 2003, and had won the X-Games in 2005. The defending champion was American Kelly Clark, who was somewhat of a surprise in 2002, but was now considered one of the best halfpipers in the world. The third American was Hannah Teter, who came from the first family of American snowboarding. In 2005 she had been featured in a snowboarding documentary, First Descent, which also starred Shaun White and Norwegian snowboarding legend Terje Håkonsen. All three Americans easily made it thru the qualifying, which was led by Clark, with the top European, Norway’s Kjersti Buaas, joining them, along with the fourth American, Elena Hight. Both Buaas and Hight needed their second run to qualify. The final was dominated not by Bleiler, as expected, but by Hannah Teter, who posted the top score on both runs. Her first run of 44.6 was good enough for the gold medal, but she surpassed it in run two with a 46.4. Bleiler hung on for second, placing second in both runs. Clark was in third after the first run, but Buaas improved to 42.0 in the second to move up to the bronze medal and break up the American sweep.

PosNrBoarderNOCQualifying Round 1Qualifying Round 2Final
1Hannah TeterUSA39.9 (3)46.4 (1)Gold
2Gretchen BleilerUSA41.6 (2)43.4 (2)Silver
3Kjersti BuaasNOR19.2 (21)41.9 (2)42.0 (3)Bronze
4Kelly ClarkUSA44.9 (1)41.1 (4)
5Torah BrightAUS32.0 (10)43.1 (1)41.0 (5)
6Elena HightUSA33.1 (8)36.8 (4)37.8 (6)
7Manuela PeskoSUI7.1 (32)36.9 (3)35.9 (7)
8Doriane VidalFRA34.5 (6)35.7 (8)
9Shiho NakashimaJPN35.5 (5)33.1 (9)
10Soko YamaokaJPN28.5 (14)35.6 (5)32.7 (10)
11Cheryl MaasNED38.6 (4)16.5 (11)
12Chikako FushimiJPN13.0 (26)34.8 (6)15.6 (12)
13Sophie RodriguezFRA33.9 (7)33.8 (7)
14Tania DetomasITA29.7 (13)33.6 (8)
15Sarah ConradCAN19.4 (20)33.5 (9)
16Juliane BrayNZL17.1 (23)32.2 (10)
17Paulina LigockaPOL31.8 (11)31.8 (11)
18Holly CrawfordAUS19.0 (22)29.9 (12)
19Cécile AlzinaFRA25.7 (17)28.0 (13)
20Kate FosterGBR16.4 (24)24.7 (14)
21Dominique ValléeCAN31.5 (12)24.5 (15)
22Anna OlofssonSWE27.4 (15)24.4 (16)
23Maëlle RickerCAN25.9 (16)23.2 (17)
24Kendall BrownNZL22.9 (18)22.4 (18)
25Romina MasoliniITA12.7 (27)20.5 (19)
26Queralt CastelletESP20.5 (19)18.3 (20)
27Mercedes NicollCAN33.0 (9)17.5 (21)
28Pan LeiCHN15.6 (25)16.0 (22)
29Svetlana VinogradovaRUS6.9 (33)13.8 (23)
30Clara VillosladaESP10.3 (29)11.4 (24)
31Sun ZhifengCHN11.3 (28)10.2 (25)
32Mariya PrusakovaRUS8.5 (30)8.2 (26)
33Lesley McKennaGBR1.4 (34)5.2 (27)
34Melo ImaiJPN7.2 (31)1.4 (28)

Qualifying Round 1 (13 February 2006 — 10:00)

Top six finishers advanced to final.

Judge #1Matthieu GiraudFRA
Judge #2Marcello CenturioneCAN
Judge #3Kyoji YokoyamaJPN
Judge #4Sami SavelaFIN
Judge #5Ola SundekvistSWE
PosNrBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
11Kelly ClarkUSA44.9Q
23Gretchen BleilerUSA41.6Q
34Hannah TeterUSA39.9Q
423Cheryl MaasNED38.6Q
510Shiho NakashimaJPN35.5Q
67Doriane VidalFRA34.5Q
72Sophie RodriguezFRA33.9
815Elena HightUSA33.1
912Mercedes NicollCAN33.0
1034Torah BrightAUS32.0
115Paulina LigockaPOL31.8
1233Dominique ValléeCAN31.5
1319Tania DetomasITA29.7
148Soko YamaokaJPN28.5
1514Anna OlofssonSWE27.4
1617Maëlle RickerCAN25.9
1724Cécile AlzinaFRA25.7
1818Kendall BrownNZL22.9
1920Queralt CastelletESP20.5
2030Sarah ConradCAN19.4
2122Kjersti BuaasNOR19.2
2232Holly CrawfordAUS19.0
239Juliane BrayNZL17.1
2428Kate FosterGBR16.4
2525Pan LeiCHN15.6
2627Chikako FushimiJPN13.0
2731Romina MasoliniITA12.7
2821Sun ZhifengCHN11.3
2929Clara VillosladaESP10.3
3013Mariya PrusakovaRUS8.5
316Melo ImaiJPN7.2
3211Manuela PeskoSUI7.1
3326Svetlana VinogradovaRUS6.9
3416Lesley McKennaGBR1.4

Qualifying Round 2 (13 February 2006 — 11:00)

Top six finishers advanced to final.

Judge #1Matthieu GiraudFRA
Judge #2Marcello CenturioneCAN
Judge #3Kyoji YokoyamaJPN
Judge #4Sami SavelaFIN
Judge #5Ola SundekvistSWE
PosNrBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
125Torah BrightAUS43.1Q
214Kjersti BuaasNOR41.9Q
33Manuela PeskoSUI36.9Q
427Elena HightUSA36.8Q
521Soko YamaokaJPN35.6Q
69Chikako FushimiJPN34.8Q
728Sophie RodriguezFRA33.8
822Tania DetomasITA33.6
915Sarah ConradCAN33.5
1012Juliane BrayNZL32.2
1124Paulina LigockaPOL31.8
1213Holly CrawfordAUS29.9
1318Cécile AlzinaFRA28.0
1411Kate FosterGBR24.7
1523Dominique ValléeCAN24.5
1620Anna OlofssonSWE24.4
1719Maëlle RickerCAN23.2
1817Kendall BrownNZL22.4
198Romina MasoliniITA20.5
2016Queralt CastelletESP18.3
2126Mercedes NicollCAN17.5
2210Pan LeiCHN16.0
232Svetlana VinogradovaRUS13.8
246Clara VillosladaESP11.4
257Sun ZhifengCHN10.2
265Mariya PrusakovaRUS8.2
271Lesley McKennaGBR5.2
284Melo ImaiJPN1.4

Final Round (13 February 2006)

Judge #1Matthieu GiraudFRA
Judge #2Marcello CenturioneCAN
Judge #3Kyoji YokoyamaJPN
Judge #4Sami SavelaFIN
Judge #5Ola SundekvistSWE
PosNrBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
110Hannah TeterUSA46.4
Run 1 (1)44.6
Run 2 (1)46.4
211Gretchen BleilerUSA43.4
Run 1 (2)41.5
Run 2 (2)43.4
35Kjersti BuaasNOR42.0
Run 1 (4)40.9
Run 2 (3)42.0
412Kelly ClarkUSA41.1
Run 1 (3)41.1
Run 2 (5)38.1
56Torah BrightAUS41.0
Run 1 (10)17.0
Run 2 (4)41.0
63Elena HightUSA37.8
Run 1 (7)29.4
Run 2 (6)37.8
74Manuela PeskoSUI35.9
Run 1 (5)35.9
Run 2 (12)14.2
87Doriane VidalFRA35.7
Run 1 (8)26.1
Run 2 (7)35.7
98Shiho NakashimaJPN33.1
Run 1 (6)33.1
Run 2 (9)30.6
102Soko YamaokaJPN32.7
Run 1 (9)22.4
Run 2 (8)32.7
119Cheryl MaasNED16.5
Run 1 (12)8.7
Run 2 (10)16.5
121Chikako FushimiJPN15.6
Run 1 (11)9.5
Run 2 (11)15.6