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Halfpipe, Women

Date19 – 20 February 2018
StatusOlympic
LocationPhoenix Snow Park, Mountain Cluster, Bongpyeong
Participants24 from 13 countries
Venue detailsGradient: 19°
Length: 200 m
Vertical Inclination: 82°
Wall Height: 7.5 m
Wall-to-Wall Width: 22 m

Along with the women’s slopestyle, women’s halfpipe was one of the two newest additions to the Olympic freestyle skiing program, having been contested only once before in 2014. At those Games, the winner of the halfpipe contest had been American Maddie Bowman, who had also won the superpipe event at the Winter X Games every year since 2013, with the exception of 2017, when she was third. That year’s champion had been Marie Martinod of France, who was also the runner-up at the 2014 Olympics and the most recent edition of the World Championships. Either would have made a good selection for a favorite, while Japan’s Ayana Onozuka, the Olympic bronze medalist and runner-up at the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Winter X Games, as well as the reigning World Champion, would have been a fair choice for the final podium spot.

Ranked number one in the world overall, however, was Canadian Cassie Sharpe, whose greatest achievements prior to the 2018 Olympics were probably her silver medal from the 2015 World Championships and bronze from the 2018 Winter X Games. She came out in first after the qualification round, but was followed closely behind by Martinod, while Onozuka and Bowman finished somewhat down the list in fifth and sixth. In the final, however, Sharpe was completely superior, with her score in the first run being sufficient to have won the gold medal. She did not relax, however, and scored even higher on her second run and, with gold virtually guaranteed, attempted in an incredibly difficult and rarely-seen trick for her final attempt. Although she failed to land it successfully, her prior efforts had secured her a gold medal. Martinod pulled off an impressive series of tricks in her attempts to catch up to Sharpe, but the Canadian was simply too dominant, and Martinod had to settle once again for silver.

Bowman, on the other hand, had a streak of bad luck and failed to complete any of her landings, placing her at the bottom of the results. Onozuka performed well, but ended up in fifth after she was outclassed by two other Americans. Annalisa Drew, the 2016 Winter X Games bronze medalist in the superpipe, was briefly third, but she was bumped off the podium by her teammate and friend Brita Sigourney, the runner-up at the most recent Winter X Games, who claimed Olympic bronze.

PosNrSkierNOCQualifyingFinal
13Cassie SharpeCAN93.40 (1)95.80 (1)Gold
27Marie MartinodFRA92.00 (2)92.60 (2)Silver
31Brita SigourneyUSA90.60 (3)91.60 (3)Bronze
46Anna DrewUSA86.00 (4)90.80 (4)
513Ayana OnozukaJPN84.80 (5)82.20 (5)
68Valeriya DemidovaROC73.60 (10)80.60 (6)
722Rowan CheshireGBR74.00 (9)75.40 (7)
811Sabrina CakmakliGER81.80 (7)74.20 (8)
92Zhang KexinCHN81.00 (8)73.00 (9)
1024Roz GroenewoudCAN73.20 (11)70.60 (10)
114Maddie BowmanUSA83.80 (6)27.00 (11)
1217Anaïs CaradeuxFRA72.80 (12)– (DNS)
1312Lisi GramAUT72.20 (13)
1410Saori SuzukiJPN71.80 (14)
155Devin LoganUSA71.60 (15)
1620Janina KuzmaNZL67.80 (16)
1714Molly SummerhayesGBR66.00 (17)
1816Jang Yu-JinKOR64.40 (18)
1921Chai HongCHN63.60 (19)
2015Wu MengCHN61.00 (20)
2118Britt HawesNZL57.40 (21)
229Yurie WatabeJPN56.60 (22)
2319Laila Friis-SallingDEN45.00 (23)
2423Liz SwaneyHUN31.40 (24)

Qualifying Round (19 February 2018 — 10:00)

Top twelve advanced to final.

Judge #1Steele SpenceUSA
Judge #2Arnaud CottetSUI
Judge #3Urh BulcSLO
Judge #4Ole-Kristian StrømNOR
Judge #5Lao ChazelasFRA
PosNrSkierNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5
13Cassie SharpeCAN93.40Q
Run 1 (1)93.009293929494
Run 2 (1)93.409394939493
27Marie MartinodFRA92.00Q
Run 1 (2)91.609091919393
Run 2 (2)92.009192929293
31Brita SigourneyUSA90.60Q
Run 1 (3)90.608990909292
Run 2 (3)90.608990909292
46Anna DrewUSA86.00Q
Run 1 (4)85.408686858684
Run 2 (4)86.008786858785
513Ayana OnozukaJPN84.80Q
Run 1 (8)74.607575747475
Run 2 (5)84.808585848585
64Maddie BowmanUSA83.80Q
Run 1 (5)83.608484838483
Run 2 (6)83.808684838383
711Sabrina CakmakliGER81.80Q
Run 1 (6)81.808282818282
Run 2 (=20)31.403331313131
82Zhang KexinCHN81.00Q
Run 1 (7)80.608180808082
Run 2 (7)81.008180808183
922Rowan CheshireGBR74.00Q
Run 1 (9)74.007274737576
Run 2 (12)71.406970727373
108Valeriya DemidovaROC73.60Q
Run 1 (13)71.007171707172
Run 2 (8)73.607673737373
1124Roz GroenewoudCAN73.20Q
Run 1 (10)73.207474737372
Run 2 (=9)72.807571737372
1217Anaïs CaradeuxFRA72.80Q
Run 1 (23)25.002725252325
Run 2 (=9)72.807473727372
1312Lisi GramAUT72.20
Run 1 (11)72.207373727271
Run 2 (23)20.002321171722
1410Saori SuzukiJPN71.80
Run 1 (14)69.207069697068
Run 2 (11)71.807172717372
155Devin LoganUSA71.60
Run 1 (12)71.607272717271
Run 2 (22)25.602624282525
1620Janina KuzmaNZL67.80
Run 1 (15)67.806867676869
Run 2 (19)48.605253484842
1714Molly SummerhayesGBR66.00
Run 1 (17)60.806360606160
Run 2 (13)66.006766656765
1816Jang Yu-JinKOR64.40
Run 1 (16)64.406664636564
Run 2 (16)60.005562606063
1921Chai HongCHN63.60
Run 1 (18)58.005857585859
Run 2 (14)63.606465626463
2015Wu MengCHN61.00
Run 1 (19)53.405550525555
Run 2 (15)61.006363606257
2118Britt HawesNZL57.40
Run 1 (20)52.205747545053
Run 2 (17)57.406160555655
229Yurie WatabeJPN56.60
Run 1 (24)21.202523222016
Run 2 (18)56.605654565760
2319Laila Friis-SallingDEN45.00
Run 1 (21)45.004740474546
Run 2 (24)11.801512101210
2423Liz SwaneyHUN31.40
Run 1 (22)30.003030303030
Run 2 (=20)31.403331313131

Final Round (20 February 2018 — 10:30)

Judge #1Steele SpenceUSA
Judge #2Arnaud CottetSUI
Judge #3Urh BulcSLO
Judge #4Ole-Kristian StrømNOR
Judge #5Lao ChazelasFRA
PosNrSkierNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5
13Cassie SharpeCAN95.80
Run 1 (1)94.409595949494
Run 2 (1)95.809696969695
Run 3 (7)42.004242424242
27Marie MartinodFRA92.60
Run 1 (2)92.209293929292
Run 2 (2)92.609293929393
Run 3 (9)23.202524242320
31Brita SigourneyUSA91.60
Run 1 (3)89.809090909089
Run 2 (3)88.608789898989
Run 3 (1)91.609092929292
46Anna DrewUSA90.80
Run 1 (4)86.808787878786
Run 2 (6)73.007775717567
Run 3 (2)90.809191919190
513Ayana OnozukaJPN82.20
Run 1 (10)50.805250505250
Run 2 (5)77.207877787776
Run 3 (3)82.208581828380
68Valeriya DemidovaROC80.60
Run 1 (5)79.007878807881
Run 2 (4)80.608279818081
Run 3 (4)77.608077787776
722Rowan CheshireGBR75.40
Run 1 (6)75.407574767577
Run 2 (11)17.802016181817
Run 3 (11)13.601614131213
811Sabrina CakmakliGER74.20
Run 1 (7)74.207673747474
Run 2 (8)57.605957595954
Run 3 (10)20.401719222222
92Zhang KexinCHN73.00
Run 1 (8)73.007472737373
Run 2 (9)55.405655555655
Run 3 (5)71.007071717073
1024Roz GroenewoudCAN70.60
Run 1 (9)70.607270707170
Run 2 (7)67.806769676868
Run 3 (6)66.606568676766
114Maddie BowmanUSA27.00
Run 1 (11)25.802726272524
Run 2 (10)26.402829282720
Run 3 (8)27.002927262429
DNS17Anaïs CaradeuxFRA
Run 1 (DNS)
Run 2 (DNS)
Run 3 (DNS)