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Slopestyle, Women

Date17 February 2018
StatusOlympic
LocationPhoenix Snow Park, Mountain Cluster, Bongpyeong
Participants23 from 12 countries
DetailsGradient: 16°
Jibbing Features: 3
Jump Features: 3
Length: 690 m
Start Altitude: 856 m
Vertical Drop: 163 m

Along with the women’s halfpipe, women’s slopestyle 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 slopestyle contest had been Canadian Dara Howell, but the fervor surrounding her triumph took an emotional toll and caused her skiing to suffer. Even after a year’s break from competition, she had produced only mediocre results on the international stage and was therefore not considered a particular favorite. The other medal winners from those Games, Devin Logan of the United States and Kim Lamarre of Canada, had also been inconsistent in recent years, leaving the competition in 2018 relatively e open. France’s Tess Ledeux was the reigning World Champion and was considered a fair bet to take gold, and certainly one of the favorites.

The qualification round proved difficult for many of the key figures in the tournament; Ledeux posted a moderate score in her first run and crashed out on her second, while both Howell and Lamarre fell victim to botched landings and were eliminated. While attention might have been focused the unlucky favorites in this round, there was no shortage of excellent runs from other competitors, and thus even Ledeux’s more successful first attempt failed to take her to the finals. Leading the qualifiers was Sweden’s Emma Dahlström, the 2015 Winter X Games champion and the 2017 World runner-up, with several others not far behind.

In the final, it was the relatively unheralded Swiss duo of Mathilde Gremaud and Sarah Höfflin who stole the show. Gremaud executed a difficult trick from the get-go and came out on top after the first run, while Höfflin held back somewhat, but still managed to perform impressively enough to land in second. Both skiers fell on their second run, but while Gremaud also failed in her third run, Höfflin successfully completed a complicated trick in her third run and earned a well-deserved gold medal. No one else topped Gremaud’s score from the first run, leaving her with silver, while Izzy Atkin of Great Britain, the 2017 World bronze medalist and 2018 Winter X Games runner-up, snatched bronze away from Maggie Voisin of the United States, the 2018 Winter X Games champion. This was Great Britain’s first-ever podium finish in freestyle skiing.

PosNrSkierNOCQualifyingFinal
110Sarah HöfflinSUI83.00 (7)91.20 (1)Gold
223Mathilde GremaudSUI85.40 (5)88.00 (2)Silver
312Izzy AtkinGBR86.80 (4)84.60 (3)Bronze
47Maggie VoisinUSA73.00 (12)81.20 (4)
53Johanne KilliNOR87.80 (3)76.80 (5)
615Yuki TsubotaCAN78.20 (9)74.40 (6)
78Katie SummerhayesGBR77.60 (10)71.40 (7)
81Jennie-Lee BurmanssonSWE77.00 (11)65.00 (8)
92Tiril Sjåstad ChristiansenNOR89.00 (2)60.40 (9)
1018Devin LoganUSA84.80 (6)56.80 (10)
1117Emma DahlströmSWE91.40 (1)52.40 (11)
125Anastasiya TatalinaROC81.00 (8)51.20 (12)
1322Lee Mi-HyeonKOR72.80 (13)
149Lana PrusakovaROC70.60 (14)
156Tess LedeuxFRA69.40 (15)
1620Lara WolfAUT66.40 (16)
1714Darian StevensUSA64.00 (17)
1811Kea KühnelGER59.60 (18)
1921Lou BarinFRA50.60 (19)
2013Dominique OhacoCHI38.60 (20)
2119Dara HowellCAN32.00 (21)
2216Kim LamarreCAN23.60 (22)
234Caroline ClaireUSA20.00 (23)

Qualifying Round (17 February 2018 — 10:00)

First twelve advanced to final.

PosNrSkierNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5
1Emma DahlströmSWE91.40Q
Run 1 (1)91.409192919192
Run 2 (15)57.605858615556
2Tiril Sjåstad ChristiansenNOR89.00Q
Run 1 (10)55.805856555753
Run 2 (1)89.008990888989
3Johanne KilliNOR87.80Q
Run 1 (2)87.808888878888
Run 2 (12)64.206562666365
4Izzy AtkinGBR86.80Q
Run 1 (20)13.201313141313
Run 2 (2)86.808787868787
5Mathilde GremaudSUI85.40Q
Run 1 (3)85.408486858686
Run 2 (9)71.607170707176
6Devin LoganUSA84.80Q
Run 1 (4)84.808585848585
Run 2 (18)37.604040353835
7Sarah HöfflinSUI83.00Q
Run 1 (5)83.008383838383
Run 2 (22)21.202021232220
8Anastasiya TatalinaROC81.00Q
Run 1 (14)27.402728272728
Run 2 (3)81.008180818182
9Yuki TsubotaCAN78.20Q
Run 1 (9)65.406866656563
Run 2 (4)78.207977797977
10Katie SummerhayesGBR77.60Q
Run 1 (6)75.807675767676
Run 2 (5)77.607876787878
11Jennie-Lee BurmanssonSWE77.00Q
Run 1 (18)17.401617181818
Run 2 (6)77.007776777778
12Maggie VoisinUSA73.00Q
Run 1 (7)72.807373737372
Run 2 (7)73.007473747470
13Lee Mi-HyeonKOR72.80
Run 1 (12)46.804847454747
Run 2 (8)72.807272737275
14Lana PrusakovaROC70.60
Run 1 (13)42.204540404145
Run 2 (10)70.607171727168
15Tess LedeuxFRA69.40
Run 1 (8)69.406970696772
Run 2 (20)28.402929282729
16Lara WolfAUT66.40
Run 1 (22)10.201091688
Run 2 (11)66.406667676666
17Darian StevensUSA64.00
Run 1 (23)8.20889106
Run 2 (13)64.006465636563
18Kea KühnelGER59.60
Run 1 (17)19.402019201919
Run 2 (14)59.606160606156
19Lou BarinFRA50.60
Run 1 (11)50.605350505050
Run 2 (17)38.403637403940
20Dominique OhacoCHI38.60
Run 1 (19)16.001516171616
Run 2 (16)38.604238373640
21Dara HowellCAN32.00
Run 1 (21)12.801211181211
Run 2 (19)32.003532333327
22Kim LamarreCAN23.60
Run 1 (15)22.802522222322
Run 2 (21)23.602622242323
23Caroline ClaireUSA20.00
Run 1 (16)20.001820212120
Run 2 (23)16.401517181715

Final Round (17 February 2018 — 13:00)

PosNrSkierNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5
1Sarah HöfflinSUI91.20
Run 1 (2)83.808284848584
Run 2 (10)27.802729282827
Run 3 (1)91.209191909292
2Mathilde GremaudSUI88.00
Run 1 (1)88.008788888988
Run 2 (9)29.403030293028
Run 3 (7)29.403228292929
3Izzy AtkinGBR84.60
Run 1 (4)68.406970696866
Run 2 (1)79.407981807978
Run 3 (2)84.608585848485
4Maggie VoisinUSA81.20
Run 1 (8)26.402827252725
Run 2 (8)37.603839393735
Run 3 (3)81.208082828280
5Johanne KilliNOR76.80
Run 1 (11)10.20121010118
Run 2 (2)76.807775787777
Run 3 (5)54.405550555557
6Yuki TsubotaCAN74.40
Run 1 (3)74.407573767474
Run 2 (11)26.402628272625
Run 3 (6)40.404140404140
7Katie SummerhayesGBR71.40
Run 1 (5)61.406062636260
Run 2 (3)71.407271727171
Run 3 (9)23.202620292120
8Jennie-Lee BurmanssonSWE65.00
Run 1 (6)42.004242424242
Run 2 (4)65.006465666565
Run 3 (8)24.402623232426
9Tiril Sjåstad ChristiansenNOR60.40
Run 1 (12)5.2084554
Run 2 (12)24.002326242324
Run 3 (4)60.406058616360
10Devin LoganUSA56.80
Run 1 (9)22.602421242321
Run 2 (5)56.805856555956
Run 3 (12)10.60111112109
11Emma DahlströmSWE52.40
Run 1 (10)16.601715181716
Run 2 (6)52.405053535254
Run 3 (10)15.401516171514
12Anastasiya TatalinaROC51.20
Run 1 (7)29.403029253231
Run 2 (7)51.205552505445
Run 3 (11)13.001315131410