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Halfpipe, Men

Date17 February 2010
StatusOlympic
LocationCypress Mountain, West Vancouver
Participants39 from 17 countries
Venue detailsGradient: 18°
Length: 165 m
Wall Height: 6.7 m
Wall-to-Wall Width: 20 m

This event was slightly different in 2010 as it was conducted on a pipe with 22 foot (6.7 m) walls, technically called a superpipe (defined as >16 foot walls). The heavy favorite was Shaun White of the United States, the defending champion, who had taken the sport to new dimensions with his famed Double McTwist (three horizontal inside two vertical flips) and the double cork spin (two off-axis rotations, or diagonal flips) since his victory in 2006. Since Torino, he had won the superpipe at the Winter X Games in both 2008 and 2009. There were questions about the sport in 2010, as a pre-Games contender, American Kevin Pearce, had hit his head hard on the top of pipe while attempting a double cork spin, and had sustained a severe traumatic brain injury. Only a few weeks earlier, at the Winter X Games, White had won the superpipe, but had hit his chin on the top of pipe on one run, fortunately not severely injuring himself.

White qualified comfortably for the final in Vancouver. In his first run in the final he scored 46.8 (out of 50) to lead comfortably over Scotty Lago (USA) with 42.8 and Swiss rider Iouri Podladtchikov, who had competed at Torino for Russia, and had recently been second to White at the Winter X Games with 42.4 points. Many of the competitors had ambitious programs for their second run, but most failed to complete their runs without serious error. One exception was Peetu Piiroinen (FIN), runner-up at the 2009 US Open, who exceeded his 40.8 first run score with a run worth 45.0 points that moved him into second place. By the time White was to start his second run, he was already assured of the gold medal, and thrilled the crowd by putting in his trademark Double McTwist movement for an outstanding score of 48.4 points.

PosNrBoarderNOCQualifyingSFFinal
1Shaun WhiteUSA48.4 (1)Gold
2Peetu PiiroinenFIN45.0 (2)Silver
3Scotty LagoUSA41.3 (3)42.8 (3)Bronze
4Iouri PodladtchikovSUI42.4 (4)
5Louie VitoUSA39.4 (5)
6Markku KoskiFIN37.1 (5)36.4 (6)
7Justin LamoureuxCAN36.2 (6)35.9 (7)
8Kazuhiro KokuboJPN35.7 (8)
9Ryo AonoJPN32.9 (9)
10Mathieu CrépelFRA37.2 (4)25.9 (10)
11Markus MalinFIN42.9 (1)18.6 (11)
12Greg BretzUSA42.1 (2)18.3 (12)
13Gary ZebrowskiFRA36.1 (7)
14Kohei KudoJPN33.5 (8)
15Aluan RicciardiFRA33.2 (9)
16Zeng XiaoyeCHN32.9 (10)
17Ben MatesAUS27.5 (11)
18Ben KilnerGBR17.0 (12)
19Arthur LongoFRA
20Christophe SchmidtGER
21Scotty JamesAUS
22James HamiltonNZL
23Brad MartinCAN
24Janne KorpiFIN
25Sergio BergerSUI
26Kim Ho-JunKOR
27Daisuke MurakamiJPN
28Tore HolvikNOR
29Markus KellerSUI
30Ståle SandbechNOR
31Rubén VergésESP
32Jeff BatchelorCAN
33Roger KleivdalNOR
34Mitchell BrownNZL
35Shi WanchengCHN
36Christian HallerSUI
37Dolf van der WalNED
38Michał LigockiPOL
39Manuel PietropoliITA
DNSFrederik AustbøNOR

Qualifying Round (17 February 2010 — 13:05)

Top three finishers in each heat advanced to final. Places 4-9 in each round advanced to semi-finals. Heat score consists of best of two runs.

Judge #1Kyoji YokoyamaJPN
Judge #2Steve BrownAUS
Judge #3Stefan WillinerSUI
Judge #4Sami SavelaFIN
Judge #5Marcello CenturioneCAN

Semi-Finals (17 February 2010 — 17:15)

Top six finishers advanced to final.

Judge #1Kyoji YokoyamaJPN
Judge #2Steve BrownAUS
Judge #3Stefan WillinerSUI
Judge #4Sami SavelaFIN
Judge #5Marcello CenturioneCAN
PosNrBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
14Markus MalinFIN42.9Q
Run 1 (1)42.9
Run 2 (1)21.9
212Greg BretzUSA42.1Q
Run 1 (2)42.1
Run 2 (2)38.0
38Scotty LagoUSA41.3Q
Run 1 (3)41.3
Run 2 (3)16.2
47Mathieu CrépelFRA37.2Q
Run 1 (4)37.2
Run 2 (4)22.6
510Markku KoskiFIN37.1Q
Run 1 (5)37.1
Run 2 (5)12.8
62Justin LamoureuxCAN36.2Q
Run 1 (6)36.2
Run 2 (6)20.2
73Gary ZebrowskiFRA36.1
Run 1 (10)20.1
Run 2 (10)36.1
86Kohei KudoJPN33.5
Run 1 (9)30.6
Run 2 (9)33.5
911Aluan RicciardiFRA33.2
Run 1 (7)33.2
Run 2 (7)12.8
109Zeng XiaoyeCHN32.9
Run 1 (8)32.9
Run 2 (8)16.2
111Ben MatesAUS27.5
Run 1 (11)3.6
Run 2 (11)27.5
125Ben KilnerGBR17.0
Run 1 (12)3.1
Run 2 (12)17.0

Final Round (17 February 2010 — 19:15)

Judge #1Kyoji YokoyamaJPN
Judge #2Steve BrownAUS
Judge #3Stefan WillinerSUI
Judge #4Sami SavelaFIN
Judge #5Marcello CenturioneCAN
PosNrBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
112Shaun WhiteUSA48.4
Run 1 (1)46.8
Run 2 (1)48.4
211Peetu PiiroinenFIN45.0
Run 1 (4)40.8
Run 2 (2)45.0
34Scotty LagoUSA42.8
Run 1 (2)42.8
Run 2 (10)17.5
47Iouri PodladtchikovSUI42.4
Run 1 (3)42.4
Run 2 (9)17.6
58Louie VitoUSA39.4
Run 1 (5)39.1
Run 2 (3)39.4
62Markku KoskiFIN36.4
Run 1 (6)36.4
Run 2 (7)25.0
71Justin LamoureuxCAN35.9
Run 1 (7)33.8
Run 2 (4)35.9
89Kazuhiro KokuboJPN35.7
Run 1 (9)30.5
Run 2 (5)35.7
910Ryo AonoJPN32.9
Run 1 (8)32.9
Run 2 (6)29.1
103Mathieu CrépelFRA25.9
Run 1 (10)25.9
Run 2 (12)8.7
116Markus MalinFIN18.6
Run 1 (12)16.7
Run 2 (8)18.6
125Greg BretzUSA18.3
Run 1 (11)18.3
Run 2 (11)13.0