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Aerials, Women

Date16 – 18 February 1998
StatusOlympic
LocationIizuna Kogen Resort, Iizuna
Participants24 from 12 countries
Venue detailsInrun Distance: 60 m
Inrun Gradient: ?
Kicker #1: 4.50 m - 55° - 2.05 m
Kicker #2: 6.10 m - 63° - 2.85 m
Kicker #3: 7.15 m - 64° - 2.95 m
Kicker #4: 8.10 m - 65° - 3.05 m
Kicker #5: 8.00 m - 66° - 3.18 m
Kicker #6: 8.00 m - 66° - 3.20 m
Landing Distance: 30 m
Landing Gradient: 37°
Start Elevation: ?
Table Distance: 22 m
Vertical Drop: ?

At the 1994 Winter Olympics, Nikki Stone (USA) was one of the favorites but failed to get out of the qualifying round, missing the final by only 0.43 points. In 1995 she won the World Championships and the overall World Cup title. She then sustained a serious back injury and was out of competition for over a year. But in the 1997-98 season she returned to win four of the six World Cup events prior to the Nagano Olympics and entered the Games as the favorite. The 1997 World Champion was Australian Kirstie Marshall, but like Stone in 1994, she failed to get thru qualifying. In the final, Stone took a big lead on the first jump with a perfectly executed back full-double full. In the second round she placed second to China’s Xu Nannan but was far enough ahead that she won the gold medal easily. Xu had been fourth after round one, but moved up to the silver medal with her back full-double full. The competition was held in difficult weather, with strong, gusty winds. The bronze medal went to Colette Brand (SUI), who had won the 1992 Olympic demonstration event. In 1994, she had also been among the favorites, but failed to qualify for the final.

PosSkierNOC
1Nikki StoneUSAGold
2Xu NannanCHNSilver
3Colette BrandSUIBronze
4Tetiana KozachenkoUKR
5Alla TsuperUKR
6Hilde Synnøve LidNOR
7Guo DandanCHN
8Yuliya KliukovaUKR
9Veronica BrennerCAN
10Olena YunchykUKR
11Michèle RohrbachSUI
12Ji XiaoouCHN
13Lina CheryazovaUZB
14Kirstie MarshallAUS
15Evelyne LeuSUI
16Sabina HudribuschAUT
17Tracy EvansUSA
18Liselotte JohanssonSWE
19Caroline OlivierCAN
20Stacey BlumerUSA
21Mafalda Queiroz PereiraPOR
22Nataliya OrekhovaRUS
23Jacqui CooperAUS
24Yin HongCHN

Qualifying Round (16 February 1998 — 9:30)

Top 12 finishers advanced to final.

Judge #1 (Air & Form)Martine KohlyFRA
Judge #2 (Air & Form)Harry GanjaCAN
Judge #3 (Air & Form)Morten SkarpaasNOR
Judge #4 (Air & Form)Hans KasnikAUT
Judge #5 (Air & Form)Reinhard KrampflGER
Judge #6 (Landing)Miki MiyazakiJPN
Judge #7 (Landing)Philip RichardSUI
PosOrdSkierNOCPointsCodeDifficultyAir & Form
1Xu NannanCHN182.01Q
Jump 1 (5)88.83bFF3.1519.88.40
Jump 2 (2)93.18bFdF3.5518.97.35
214Alla TsuperUKR178.46Q
Jump 1 (2)91.05bFdF3.5517.18.55
Jump 2 (5)87.41bFF3.1518.98.85
3Veronica BrennerCAN174.86Q
Jump 1 (8)85.40bLF2.9020.68.85
Jump 2 (3)89.46bFF3.1519.78.70
4Nikki StoneUSA174.00Q
Jump 1 (12)78.10bFdF3.5517.24.80
Jump 2 (1)95.90bLTF3.5019.38.10
512Hilde Synnøve LidNOR168.79Q
Jump 1 (9)84.53bLF2.9020.68.55
Jump 2 (7)84.26bFF3.1519.47.35
66Ji XiaoouCHN167.42Q
Jump 1 (6)86.10bLTF3.5017.76.90
Jump 2 (10)81.32bLFF3.8017.83.60
7Colette BrandSUI165.07Q
Jump 1 (3)90.40bFF3.1520.68.10
Jump 2 (17)74.67bLF2.9019.66.15
8Guo DandanCHN163.95Q
Jump 1 (7)85.68bFF3.1520.36.90
Jump 2 (14)78.27bFdF3.5518.04.05
916Tetiana KozachenkoUKR162.09Q
Jump 1 (16)72.79bLF2.9018.26.90
Jump 2 (4)89.30bFF3.1519.88.55
102Michèle RohrbachSUI161.76Q
Jump 1 (15)74.67bLF2.9018.77.05
Jump 2 (6)87.09bFF3.1519.77.95
119Yuliya KliukovaUKR161.59Q
Jump 1 (11)79.23bLL2.6520.99.00
Jump 2 (9)82.36bFL2.9019.78.70
1210Olena YunchykUKR156.95Q
Jump 1 (13)77.64bLL2.6520.68.70
Jump 2 (12)79.31bLF2.9019.77.65
131Lina CheryazovaUZB154.02
Jump 1 (14)76.45bLL2.6520.38.55
Jump 2 (15)77.57bLF2.9019.17.65
14Kirstie MarshallAUS148.99
Jump 1 (21)66.46bFF3.1517.23.90
Jump 2 (8)82.53bFdF3.5517.75.55
158Evelyne LeuSUI148.72
Jump 1 (1)93.60bLTT3.2020.48.85
Jump 2 (20)55.12bLTF3.5014.41.35
164Sabina HudribuschAUT147.43
Jump 1 (20)68.87bLF2.9017.06.75
Jump 2 (13)78.56bLTT3.2017.57.05
173Tracy EvansUSA147.23
Jump 1 (4)88.96bLTT3.2019.18.70
Jump 2 (18)58.27bLTF3.5013.23.45
1813Liselotte JohanssonSWE140.23
Jump 1 (23)60.48bFF3.1516.82.40
Jump 2 (11)79.75bLF2.9019.48.10
19Caroline OlivierCAN133.94
Jump 1 (24)57.71bLF2.9015.44.50
Jump 2 (16)76.23bFF3.1518.26.00
2015Stacey BlumerUSA130.90
Jump 1 (10)84.00bLTT3.2018.08.25
Jump 2 (22)46.90bLTF3.5011.91.50
2111Mafalda Queiroz PereiraPOR118.86
Jump 1 (22)60.90bLF2.9017.13.90
Jump 2 (19)57.96bFF3.1516.32.10
225Nataliya OrekhovaRUS118.61
Jump 1 (19)69.45bFF3.1517.44.65
Jump 2 (21)49.16bFdF3.5513.10.75
23Jacqui CooperAUS101.19
Jump 1 (17)69.65bLTF3.5016.33.60
Jump 2 (23)31.54bLFF3.808.30.00
24Yin HongCHN90.73
Jump 1 (18)69.61bFF3.1517.94.20
Jump 2 (24)21.12bLTT3.205.70.90

Final Round (18 February 1998 — 10:25)

Judge #1 (Air & Form)Martine KohlyFRA
Judge #2 (Air & Form)Harry GanjaCAN
Judge #3 (Air & Form)Morten SkarpaasNOR
Judge #4 (Air & Form)Hans KasnikAUT
Judge #5 (Air & Form)Reinhard KrampflGER
Judge #6 (Landing)Miki MiyazakiJPN
Judge #7 (Landing)Philip RichardSUI
Attendance9,418
PosOrdSkierNOCPointsCodeDifficultyAir & Form
1Nikki StoneUSA193.00
Jump 1 (1)98.15bFdF3.5519.18.55
Jump 2 (2)94.85bLTF3.5019.37.80
2Xu NannanCHN186.97
Jump 1 (4)87.57bFF3.1520.07.80
Jump 2 (1)99.40bFdF3.5519.98.10
3Colette BrandSUI171.83
Jump 1 (3)87.88bFF3.1519.88.10
Jump 2 (7)83.95bLF2.9020.78.25
4Tetiana KozachenkoUKR167.32
Jump 1 (6)81.49bLF2.9019.78.40
Jump 2 (4)85.83bFF3.1519.08.25
5Alla TsuperUKR166.12
Jump 1 (5)82.18bFdF3.5516.46.75
Jump 2 (8)83.94bFF3.1518.48.25
6Hilde Synnøve LidNOR160.18
Jump 1 (7)74.82bLF2.9019.56.30
Jump 2 (5)85.36bFF3.1519.08.10
7Guo DandanCHN159.74
Jump 1 (2)89.81bFdF3.5518.46.90
Jump 2 (10)69.93bFF3.1518.63.60
8Yuliya KliukovaUKR153.15
Jump 1 (8)68.76bLL2.6518.97.05
Jump 2 (6)84.39bFL2.9020.48.70
9Veronica BrennerCAN151.15
Jump 1 (10)60.75bLF2.9017.53.45
Jump 2 (3)90.40bFF3.1519.79.00
10Olena YunchykUKR139.05
Jump 1 (11)56.84bLL2.6517.44.05
Jump 2 (9)82.21bLF2.9019.88.55
11Michèle RohrbachSUI129.36
Jump 1 (9)61.48bLF2.9017.93.30
Jump 2 (11)67.88bFF3.1517.83.75
DNSJi XiaoouCHN