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Big Air, Women

Date19 – 22 February 2018
StatusOlympic
LocationPhoenix Snow Park, Mountain Cluster, Bongpyeong
Participants26 from 14 countries
DetailsIn-Run Length: 73.0 m
In-Run Pitch: 39°
Jump Height: 4.9 m
Landing Pitch: 38°
Take-Off To Knoll: 19.5 m

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games women’s big air event was making its Games début in PyeongChang and was one of the deepest competitions the sport had ever had. Anna Gasser of Austria was the favourite for gold with her consistent and multiple variations of the double cork 1080, which was considered the top trick in women’s big air.

Among the athletes who could mount a challenge to Gasser were the two American riders. If Jamie Anderson, the two-time Olympic gold medalist in snowboard slopestyle won the big air title she would become the first woman to earn three gold medals in snowboarding. Julia Marino was one of the most progressive women in the sport over the last few seasons and one of the athletes who helped make doubles a competition standard in this event. Other riders to watch were Canada’s Laurie Blouin who had already won the PyeongChang slopestyle silver medal and 2017 World slopestyle title, and two talented 16-year-olds, New Zealand’s Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Japan’s Reira Iwabuchi.

The women’s Olympic snowboard big air final was brought forward one day due to predicted high winds on the scheduled day. The 12 riders who reached the final would each have three attempts at a trick, with their overall point total based off their two best scores (but those scores had to come from two different tricks). Nine of the 12 snowboarders who qualified for the final posted at least a score of 85.25 and six scored 90.00 or higher.

Landing a cab double cork 1080 on her final drop, Gasser secured gold with a 96.00 and the highest combined two out of three runs (185.00) edging out the American Anderson over seven full points. Anderson started out with a deep frontside 1080 on her first run and a cab double cork 900 to cap off a silver medal performance with a combined score of 177.25.

Sadowski-Synnott had a huge showing and walked away with a bronze medal after landing a double Wildcat and backing it up with a solid jump for a combined score of 157.50. Her medal was the first New Zealand Olympic Winter medal in over 25 years. Just missing the podium was the young Japanese phenom Iwabuchi after failing to land clean on two out of three runs. Marino and her American teammate Jessika Jenson failed to make the podium with two out of three runs resulting in falls.

PosNrBoarderNOCQualifyingFinal
11Anna GasserAUT98.00 (1)185.00 (1)Gold
22Jamie AndersonUSA90.00 (6)177.25 (2)Silver
38Zoi Sadowski-SynnottNZL92.00 (5)157.50 (3)Bronze
413Reira IwabuchiJPN92.75 (3)147.50 (4)
59Sina CandrianSUI86.00 (8)140.25 (5)
65Silje NorendalNOR77.50 (10)131.50 (6)
712Yuka FujimoriJPN94.25 (2)122.75 (7)
87Miyabi OnitsukaJPN86.50 (7)119.00 (8)
96Spencer O'BrienCAN76.75 (11)113.25 (9)
104Julia MarinoUSA85.25 (9)93.25 (10)
1120Jessika JensonUSA76.25 (12)40.50 (11)
1210Laurie BlouinCAN92.25 (4)39.25 (12)
1318Jess RichAUS74.25 (13)
1411Hailey LanglandUSA73.00 (14)
1521Carla SomainiSUI70.75 (15)
163Enni RukajärviFIN68.75 (16)
1715Brooke VoigtCAN67.75 (17)
1822Elena KönzSUI65.75 (18)
1917Šárka PančochováCZE65.50 (19)
2014Cheryl MaasNED65.00 (20)
2123Sofya FyodorovaROC64.00 (21)
2219Isabel DerungsSUI59.25 (22)
2324Klaudia MedlováSVK50.50 (23)
2425Asami HironoJPN37.75 (24)
2516Aimee FullerGBR25.00 (25)
2627Kateřina VojáčkováCZE19.00 (26)

Qualifying Round (19 February 2018 — 09:30)

Top twelve finishers advanced to final.

Judge #1Iztok ŠumatićSLO
Judge #2Christian BeutlerSUI
Judge #3Ryo HashimotoJPN
Judge #4Connor ManningUSA
Judge #5Stefan MunzGER
Judge #6John MacDonaldCAN
PosOrdBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
11Anna GasserAUT98.00Q
Run 1 (2)88.25868988898888
Run 2 (1)98.00989896989898
212Yuka FujimoriJPN94.25Q
Run 1 (4)82.00798282858282
Run 2 (2)94.25969795939393
313Reira IwabuchiJPN92.75Q
Run 1 (6)80.00788080808080
Run 2 (3)92.75949594929191
410Laurie BlouinCAN92.25Q
Run 1 (1)90.25889190909190
Run 2 (4)92.25919493929292
58Zoi Sadowski-SynnottNZL92.00Q
Run 1 (11)72.75717575717074
Run 2 (5)92.00929392919292
62Jamie AndersonUSA90.00Q
Run 1 (23)30.25373125332928
Run 2 (6)90.00899091909090
77Miyabi OnitsukaJPN86.50Q
Run 1 (5)81.75828184838181
Run 2 (7)86.50938886868684
89Sina CandrianSUI86.00Q
Run 1 (21)31.75403528303230
Run 2 (8)86.00848785878785
94Julia MarinoUSA85.25Q
Run 1 (3)83.75808483868484
Run 2 (9)85.25838684888586
105Silje NorendalNOR77.50Q
Run 1 (8)76.00737773817876
Run 2 (10)77.50797877827576
116Spencer O'BrienCAN76.75Q
Run 1 (13)69.50697070696870
Run 2 (11)76.75777676797777
1220Jessika JensonUSA76.25Q
Run 1 (7)76.25747678787675
Run 2 (18)39.75484031304642
1318Jess RichAUS74.25
Run 1 (9)73.50767274747471
Run 2 (12)74.25777575747373
1411Hailey LanglandUSA73.00
Run 1 (10)73.00757372757272
Run 2 (22)29.00333338262421
1521Carla SomainiSUI70.75
Run 1 (12)70.75726971707171
Run 2 (23)24.75262729222124
163Enni RukajärviFIN68.75
Run 1 (14)68.75667165736969
Run 2 (16)49.75504950504850
1715Brooke VoigtCAN67.75
Run 1 (15)67.75676868686768
Run 2 (20)32.00343429383122
1822Elena KönzSUI65.75
Run 1 (19)62.00616262636064
Run 2 (13)65.75656661666666
1917Šárka PančochováCZE65.50
Run 1 (16)65.50636660676667
Run 2 (21)30.00273024353033
2014Cheryl MaasNED65.00
Run 1 (17)65.00656567656565
Run 2 (17)44.75484640454741
2123Sofya FyodorovaROC64.00
Run 1 (18)64.00706763646260
Run 2 (24)23.25252627171923
2219Isabel DerungsSUI59.25
Run 1 (20)54.00555049575556
Run 2 (14)59.25595859615761
2324Klaudia MedlováSVK50.50
Run 1 (22)30.75222426373638
Run 2 (15)50.50504854555046
2425Asami HironoJPN37.75
Run 1 (24)27.50332820292726
Run 2 (19)37.75373432404040
2516Aimee FullerGBR25.00
Run 1 (25)25.00352523252525
Run 2 (25)14.25101516151611
2627Kateřina VojáčkováCZE19.00
Run 1 (26)19.00152018201820
Run 2 (26)10.50514179910

Final Round (22 February 2018 — 9:30)

Judge #1Iztok ŠumatićSLO
Judge #2Christian BeutlerSUI
Judge #3Ryo HashimotoJPN
Judge #4Connor ManningUSA
Judge #5Stefan MunzGER
Judge #6John MacDonaldCAN
PosOrdBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
11Anna GasserAUT185.00
Run 1 (2)85.50838888868484non-scoring
Run 2 (2)89.00898989908989
Run 3 (1)96.00969696969696
22Jamie AndersonUSA177.25
Run 1 (1)90.00909090919090
Run 2 (3)87.25878686898888
Run 3 (4)47.50544645484749non-scoring
38Zoi Sadowski-SynnottNZL157.50
Run 1 (7)65.50656665656666
Run 2 (1)92.00929292929291
Run 3 (8)34.50353333353635non-scoring
413Reira IwabuchiJPN147.50
Run 1 (4)79.75798181798079
Run 2 (6)67.75706568676868
Run 3 (6)37.00314039333647non-scoring
59Sina CandrianSUI140.25
Run 1 (10)27.75303034252620non-scoring
Run 2 (4)76.25747876767776
Run 3 (2)64.00596763626469
65Silje NorendalNOR131.50
Run 1 (6)70.50757270707070
Run 2 (7)61.00606260626360
Run 3 (9)34.25303035383537non-scoring
712Yuka FujimoriJPN122.75
Run 1 (3)82.25828384828282
Run 2 (8)40.50334441424138
Run 3 (7)34.50333836313732non-scoring
87Miyabi OnitsukaJPN119.00
Run 1 (5)78.75807980777878
Run 2 (9)39.75403942394040non-scoring
Run 3 (5)40.25393841414140
96Spencer O'BrienCAN113.25
Run 1 (12)51.25555850505050
Run 2 (12)14.25141515141414non-scoring
Run 3 (3)62.00596461616462
104Julia MarinoUSA93.25
Run 1 (9)34.00453840302826non-scoring
Run 2 (5)74.50767773757274
Run 3 (11)18.75122221201816
1120Jessika JensonUSA40.50
Run 1 (11)16.75201818151516non-scoring
Run 2 (11)21.50212023192422
Run 3 (10)19.00181920201917
1210Laurie BlouinCAN39.25
Run 1 (8)38.00474243333430non-scoring
Run 2 (10)39.25474344353532
Run 3 (DNS)