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Halfpipe, Women

Date20 February 2014
StatusOlympic
LocationEkstrim-Park Rosa Khutor, Krasnaya Polyana
Participants23 from 13 countries
Venue detailsGradient: 18°
Length: 190 m
Vertical Inclination: 84°
Wall Height: 6.8 m
Wall-to-Wall Width: 21 m

Halfpipe was making its Olympic début, although it had been a World Championship event since 2005, but it began under a pall, as everyone remembered the skiier that wasn’t there, Sarah Burke, the 2005 World Champion and four-time Winter X-Games Champion. Burke had died in January 2012 after a training accident in which she fell on her head at the Park City, Utah superpipe. She died nine days later from the effects of her head injury. In her memory, the skiiers tried to wear black armbands but the International Olympic Committee, in a petty ruling, would not allow that. Burke’s coach, Trennon Paynter did something better, spreading her ashes over the halfpipe course where they remain in the snow of Sochi as a tribute.

In Burke’s absence the favorite was American Maddie Bowman, who had won the superpipe at the last two Winter X-Games. Bowman came through under the pressure and won the inaugural freestyle halfpipe gold medal, followed by France’s Marie Martinod. Martinod was a 29-year-old mother of one who had been retired for several years until Burke called her to tell her that halfpipe was going to be an Olympic event. She had come out retirement to compete, though her performance made it hard to tell she had ever been away. The bronze went to Japan’s Ayana Onozuka who held the same spot at the 2013 World Championships. Skiier after skiier looked to the sky and pointed up as they finished their run, remembering the one who could not be there. Referring to Burke, gold medalist Bowman said, “It takes all of us to put on her shoes.”

PosNrSkierNOCQualifyingFinal
12Maddie BowmanUSA85.60 (3)89.00 (1)Gold
212Marie MartinodFRA88.40 (1)85.40 (2)Silver
38Ayana OnozukaJPN83.80 (4)83.20 (3)Bronze
413Virginie FaivreSUI80.00 (7)78.00 (4)
514Janina KuzmaNZL75.20 (8)77.00 (5)
66Brita SigourneyUSA87.00 (2)76.00 (6)
729Roz GroenewoudCAN82.00 (6)74.20 (7)
84Mirjam JaegerSUI73.20 (10)71.20 (8)
99Anna DrewUSA72.40 (11)66.40 (9)
103Amy SheehanAUS70.60 (12)40.60 (10)
115Angeli VanlaanenUSA83.00 (5)29.60 (11)
1217Anaïs CaradeuxFRA74.40 (9)– (DNS)
1322Keltie HansenCAN66.20 (13)
1420Sabrina CakmakliGER64.80 (14)
1515Davina WilliamsAUS63.00 (15)
1626Katia GriffithsESP56.60 (16)
1710Katrien AertsBEL54.40 (17)
1821Emma LonsdaleGBR53.80 (18)
1919Yelizaveta ChesnokovaRUS50.00 (19)
2027Nataliya MakagonovaRUS43.80 (20)
2128Park Hui-JinKOR42.40 (21)
2223Nina RagettliSUI18.00 (22)
2316Manami MitsuboshiJPN15.60 (23)

Qualifying Round (20 February 2014 — 18:30)

Top 12 finishers advanced to final round.

Judge #1Rafael RegazzoniFRA
Judge #2Simon TjernströmSWE
Judge #3Dion NewportNZL
Judge #4Gregory TuscherSUI
Judge #5Michael AtkinsonCAN
PosNrSkierNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5
121Marie MartinodFRA88.40Q
Run 1 (3)84.808585838883
Run 2 (1)88.408986889089
24Brita SigourneyUSA87.00Q
Run 1 (1)87.008888868786
Run 2 (4)80.408084807682
37Maddie BowmanUSA85.60Q
Run 1 (2)85.608686848884
Run 2 (2)85.208586838686
410Ayana OnozukaJPN83.80Q
Run 1 (4)83.808484838583
Run 2 (12)59.806060625958
522Angeli VanlaanenUSA83.00Q
Run 1 (10)68.206869706965
Run 2 (3)83.008384818681
68Roz GroenewoudCAN82.00Q
Run 1 (5)82.008182828481
Run 2 (6)78.407980767879
71Virginie FaivreSUI80.00Q
Run 1 (6)79.408080808077
Run 2 (5)80.008179818376
818Janina KuzmaNZL75.20Q
Run 1 (8)73.807669777671
Run 2 (7)75.207770787873
915Anaïs CaradeuxFRA74.40Q
Run 1 (7)74.407268787579
Run 2 (22)6.40610565
105Mirjam JaegerSUI73.20Q
Run 1 (9)73.207571757471
Run 2 (18)27.202925252829
1117Anna DrewUSA72.40Q
Run 1 (12)61.205962606560
Run 2 (8)72.407171707575
1213Amy SheehanAUS70.60Q
Run 1 (19)19.602021192018
Run 2 (9)70.607070737070
1319Keltie HansenCAN66.20
Run 1 (22)8.608126107
Run 2 (10)66.206764667262
1420Sabrina CakmakliGER64.80
Run 1 (11)64.806565656762
Run 2 (20)16.601916171516
1511Davina WilliamsAUS63.00
Run 1 (23)5.40410553
Run 2 (11)63.006362616861
162Katia GriffithsESP56.60
Run 1 (13)54.405555555552
Run 2 (13)56.605757575755
1714Katrien AertsBEL54.40
Run 1 (15)51.404950505058
Run 2 (14)54.405455535555
1812Emma LonsdaleGBR53.80
Run 1 (14)53.805454535256
Run 2 (15)53.205253525554
193Yelizaveta ChesnokovaRUS50.00
Run 1 (16)43.804545424542
Run 2 (16)50.005551484848
2023Nataliya MakagonovaRUS43.80
Run 1 (17)42.604543404243
Run 2 (17)43.804944454041
216Park Hui-JinKOR42.40
Run 1 (18)42.404642444040
Run 2 (19)20.402416142424
229Nina RagettliSUI18.00
Run 1 (20)18.001718161821
Run 2 (DNS)
2316Manami MitsuboshiJPN15.60
Run 1 (21)15.601519131516
Run 2 (21)9.20912889

Final Round (20 February 2014 — 21:30)

Judge #1Rafael RegazzoniFRA
Judge #2Simon TjernströmSWE
Judge #3Dion NewportNZL
Judge #4Gregory TuscherSUI
Judge #5Michael AtkinsonCAN
PosNrSkierNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5
110Maddie BowmanUSA89.00
Run 1 (1)85.808585858589
Run 2 (1)89.008791888990
212Marie MartinodFRA85.40
Run 1 (2)84.808883838783
Run 2 (2)85.408686838884
39Ayana OnozukaJPN83.20
Run 1 (3)79.007979768081
Run 2 (3)83.208384808485
46Virginie FaivreSUI78.00
Run 1 (5)74.407774747572
Run 2 (4)78.007878787878
55Janina KuzmaNZL77.00
Run 1 (4)77.007875787777
Run 2 (6)74.807674767474
611Brita SigourneyUSA76.00
Run 1 (8)27.803025272928
Run 2 (5)76.007676767676
77Roz GroenewoudCAN74.20
Run 1 (11)5.40310356
Run 2 (7)74.207576737374
83Mirjam JaegerSUI71.20
Run 1 (6)71.207472707268
Run 2 (10)16.001714161419
92Anna DrewUSA66.40
Run 1 (7)66.406567656570
Run 2 (11)9.6010126812
101Amy SheehanAUS40.60
Run 1 (9)15.001515141516
Run 2 (8)40.604040444237
118Angeli VanlaanenUSA29.60
Run 1 (10)13.801314121218
Run 2 (9)29.603030303028
DNS4Anaïs CaradeuxFRA
Run 1 (DNS)