Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Pyeongchang 2018/Freestyle Skiing’ Category

Canadian Chris Del Bosco suffers serious crash in men’s ski cross

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Canadian ski cross racer Chris Del Bosco suffered what looked to be a serious crash during the men’s 1/8 final on Wednesday in Pyeongchang.

Is Elizabeth Swaney the worst Olympian ever, or just one of the craftiest?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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For Elizabeth Swaney, it was quantity over quality on her path to Olympic qualification. She booked her ticket by consistently finishing in the top 30 at World Cup events with pedestrian runs that ensured she didn't fall and always recorded a score.

Canada’s Cassie Sharpe wins gold in women’s ski halfpipe

Monday, February 19th, 2018
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Canada's Cassie Sharpe has won gold, dominating the women's ski halfpipe Tuesday morning in Pyeongchang. The Comox, B.C., native put up her best score of 95.80 in her second run.

Canada’s Cassie Sharpe soars into women’s ski halfpipe final

Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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Canada's Cassie Sharpe soared into the final after posting the highest qualifying score. On her second run, the Comox, B.C., native topped her previous score with a 93.40 after landing a cork 1080, which features three full spins.

Canada’s Dara Howell driven to return to the top

Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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Canada's Dara Howell won gold in the inaugural women's slopestyle ski competition in Sochi. But the sudden fame was a lot for the then 19-year-old to handle.

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand soars to ski slopestyle bronze

Saturday, February 17th, 2018
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Canadian Alex Beaulieu-Marchand soared to bronze with a best-run score of 92.40 in the men's ski slopestyle final on Sunday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Down an ACL, Canada’s Philippe Marquis perseveres for inspiring moguls run

Saturday, February 17th, 2018
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On Jan. 11, Philippe Marquis crashed in a training run for the Deer Valley World Cup. He tore the ACL in his left knee and immediately thought his season was over, his Olympic dream dead. Three weeks later, he was competing for Canada in Pyeongchang.

Canada’s Yuki Tsubota finishes 6th in women’s ski slopestyle

Friday, February 16th, 2018
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Switzerland won gold and silver in women's ski slopestyle at the Olympics in Pyeongchang on Saturday.

Canada’s Dara Howell won’t defend gold medal after missing women’s ski slopestyle final

Friday, February 16th, 2018
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There will be a new champion in the women's ski slopestyle event. Canada's Dara Howell, the reigning Olympic champion, was unable to land the final jump on her second run and finished 21st with a score of 32.00.

Slopestyle skier Evan McEachran’s ‘dream season’ continues with Olympic debut

Friday, February 16th, 2018
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Evan McEachran is at his best when he's having fun and that's the approach the slopestyle skier will take when he makes his Olympic debut in Pyeongchang on Saturday.