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Halfpipe, Women

Date18 February 2010
StatusOlympic
LocationCypress Mountain, West Vancouver
Participants30 from 14 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). In 2006 the USA had placed 1-2-4 and all three women, Hannah Teter, Gretchen Bleiler, and Kelly Clark (in that order), were back in Vancouver, and a sweep seemed possible. Their biggest rival was expected to be China’s Lia Jiayu, who had come out of nowhere in 2009 to win the World Championships and lead the World Cup standings at only 16-years-old. But also to be considered was Australian Torah Bright, the Burton US Open Champion in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

Bright was the leading competitor in the qualifying round, scoring 41.3 and 45.8 on her two runs. She was followed by Clark with 45.4, Spain’s Queralt Castellet on 44.3 and reigning Olympic champion Teter with 42.7. Teter led after the first run in the final with a score of 42.4, ahead of Liu and France’s Sophie Rodriguez. Of the other top qualifiers, both Bright and Clark had fallen and posted low scores, and Castellet was unable to start because of injury. In the second run, both Bright and Clark improved their marks considerably, Bright scoring 45.0 and Clark 42.2 to take the gold and bronze medals. Although Teter put in another good performance on her second run, her score of 39.2 did not better her first run, and she settled for a silver medal. Liu placed fourth while Bleiler struggled on both runs in the final and finished only 11th.

PosNrBoarderNOCQualifyingSFFinal
1Torah BrightAUS45.8 (1)45.0 (1)Gold
2Hannah TeterUSA42.7 (4)42.4 (2)Silver
3Kelly ClarkUSA45.4 (2)42.2 (3)Bronze
4Liu JiayuCHN33.3 (12)41.1 (2)39.3 (4)
5Sophie RodriguezFRA34.5 (11)36.9 (5)34.4 (5)
6Mercedes NicollCAN34.6 (10)40.1 (3)34.3 (6)
7Sun ZhifengCHN39.9 (6)33.0 (7)
8Holly CrawfordAUS39.5 (7)41.7 (1)30.3 (8)
9Ursina HallerSUI31.9 (13)35.4 (6)27.9 (9)
10Elena HightUSA37.9 (8)37.1 (4)24.6 (10)
11Gretchen BleilerUSA40.2 (5)14.7 (11)
12Queralt CastelletESP44.3 (3)– (DNS)
13Shiho NakashimaJPN31.4 (14)34.9 (7)
14Šárka PančochováCZE28.1 (17)34.4 (8)
15Kendall BrownNZL29.5 (16)33.3 (9)
16Soko YamaokaJPN37.0 (9)30.6 (10)
17Cilka SadarSLO26.8 (18)30.1 (11)
18Sarah ConradCAN31.2 (15)21.4 (12)
19Lisa WiikNOR26.5 (19)
20Mirabelle ThovexFRA24.0 (20)
21Bex SinclairNZL23.7 (21)
22Kjersti BuaasNOR21.8 (22)
23Cai XuetongCHN19.3 (23)
24Juliane BrayNZL17.8 (24)
25Manuela PeskoSUI17.5 (25)
26Palmer TaylorCAN13.7 (26)
27Linn HaugNOR12.8 (27)
28Paulina LigockaPOL11.1 (28)
29Rana OkadaJPN7.2 (29)
30Lesley McKennaGBR5.1 (30)

Qualifying Round (18 February 2010 — 12:30)

Top six finishers advanced to final. Next twelve advanced to semi-finals.

Judge #1Kyoji YokoyamaJPN
Judge #2Steve BrownAUS
Judge #3Stefan WillinerSUI
Judge #4Sami SavelaFIN
Judge #5Marcello CenturioneCAN
PosNrBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
11Torah BrightAUS45.8Q
Run 1 (3)41.3
Run 2 (1)45.8
212Kelly ClarkUSA45.4Q
Run 1 (1)45.4
Run 2 (25)13.6
322Queralt CastelletESP44.3Q
Run 1 (2)44.3
Run 2 (20)19.9
414Hannah TeterUSA42.7Q
Run 1 (4)39.7
Run 2 (2)42.7
56Gretchen BleilerUSA40.2Q
Run 1 (7)36.6
Run 2 (3)40.2
64Sun ZhifengCHN39.9Q
Run 1 (6)38.2
Run 2 (4)39.9
715Holly CrawfordAUS39.5q
Run 1 (5)38.6
Run 2 (5)39.5
83Elena HightUSA37.9q
Run 1 (8)35.7
Run 2 (6)37.9
910Soko YamaokaJPN37.0q
Run 1 (9)34.8
Run 2 (7)37.0
1026Mercedes NicollCAN34.6q
Run 1 (11)31.1
Run 2 (8)34.6
118Sophie RodriguezFRA34.5q
Run 1 (12)30.1
Run 2 (9)34.5
127Liu JiayuCHN33.3q
Run 1 (14)26.3
Run 2 (10)33.3
1328Ursina HallerSUI31.9q
Run 1 (13)28.3
Run 2 (11)31.9
1411Shiho NakashimaJPN31.4q
Run 1 (10)31.4
Run 2 (27)12.3
1516Sarah ConradCAN31.2q
Run 1 (22)14.4
Run 2 (12)31.2
1630Kendall BrownNZL29.5q
Run 1 (27)11.4
Run 2 (13)29.5
179Šárka PančochováCZE28.1q
Run 1 (19)15.4
Run 2 (14)28.1
1821Cilka SadarSLO26.8q
Run 1 (17)18.2
Run 2 (15)26.8
1929Lisa WiikNOR26.5
Run 1 (15)23.0
Run 2 (16)26.5
2019Mirabelle ThovexFRA24.0
Run 1 (21)14.6
Run 2 (17)24.0
2123Bex SinclairNZL23.7
Run 1 (20)14.7
Run 2 (18)23.7
225Kjersti BuaasNOR21.8
Run 1 (16)20.6
Run 2 (19)21.8
2313Cai XuetongCHN19.3
Run 1 (23)14.1
Run 2 (21)19.3
2427Juliane BrayNZL17.8
Run 1 (18)17.8
Run 2 (23)15.5
2525Manuela PeskoSUI17.5
Run 1 (25)12.2
Run 2 (22)17.5
2624Palmer TaylorCAN13.7
Run 1 (24)12.9
Run 2 (24)13.7
2720Linn HaugNOR12.8
Run 1 (26)11.5
Run 2 (26)12.8
2817Paulina LigockaPOL11.1
Run 1 (28)10.9
Run 2 (28)11.1
292Rana OkadaJPN7.2
Run 1 (29)7.2
Run 2 (30)2.7
3018Lesley McKennaGBR5.1
Run 1 (30)5.1
Run 2 (29)2.8

Semi-Finals (18 February 2010 — 16:00)

Top six finishers advanced to final.

Judge #1Kyoji YokoyamaJPN
Judge #2Steve BrownAUS
Judge #3Stefan WillinerSUI
Judge #4Sami SavelaFIN
Judge #5Marcello CenturioneCAN
PosNrBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
112Holly CrawfordAUS41.7Q
Run 1 (12)17.3
Run 2 (1)41.7
27Liu JiayuCHN41.1Q
Run 1 (1)41.1
Run 2 (2)36.2
39Mercedes NicollCAN40.1Q
Run 1 (2)40.1
Run 2 (4)28.5
411Elena HightUSA37.1Q
Run 1 (3)37.1
Run 2 (11)10.8
58Sophie RodriguezFRA36.9Q
Run 1 (4)36.9
Run 2 (12)9.5
66Ursina HallerSUI35.4Q
Run 1 (5)35.4
Run 2 (3)31.9
75Shiho NakashimaJPN34.9
Run 1 (6)34.9
Run 2 (10)15.2
82Šárka PančochováCZE34.4
Run 1 (7)34.4
Run 2 (6)24.9
93Kendall BrownNZL33.3
Run 1 (8)33.3
Run 2 (5)28.2
1010Soko YamaokaJPN30.6
Run 1 (9)30.6
Run 2 (7)24.9
111Cilka SadarSLO30.1
Run 1 (10)30.1
Run 2 (8)21.5
124Sarah ConradCAN21.4
Run 1 (11)17.8
Run 2 (9)21.4

Final Round (18 February 2010 — 18:00)

Judge #1Kyoji YokoyamaJPN
Judge #2Steve BrownAUS
Judge #3Stefan WillinerSUI
Judge #4Sami SavelaFIN
Judge #5Marcello CenturioneCAN
PosNrBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
18Torah BrightAUS45.0
Run 1 (11)5.9
Run 2 (1)45.0
29Hannah TeterUSA42.4
Run 1 (1)42.4
Run 2 (3)39.2
36Kelly ClarkUSA42.2
Run 1 (7)25.6
Run 2 (6)30.3
411Liu JiayuCHN39.3
Run 1 (2)39.3
Run 2 (2)42.2
55Sophie RodriguezFRA34.4
Run 1 (3)34.4
Run 2 (4)34.9
62Mercedes NicollCAN34.3
Run 1 (4)34.3
Run 2 (10)8.3
74Sun ZhifengCHN33.0
Run 1 (5)29.8
Run 2 (11)2.9
83Holly CrawfordAUS30.3
Run 1 (9)23.9
Run 2 (8)16.0
97Ursina HallerSUI27.9
Run 1 (6)27.9
Run 2 (5)33.0
101Elena HightUSA24.6
Run 1 (8)24.6
Run 2 (7)18.1
1110Gretchen BleilerUSA14.7
Run 1 (10)11.0
Run 2 (9)14.7
DNS12Queralt CastelletESP
Run 1 (DNS)