Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Pyeongchang 2018/Snowboard’ Category

Austria’s Anna Gasser takes gold in 1st Olympic women’s snowboard big air final

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Canada's Laurie Blouin and Spencer O'Brien finished a disappointing 10th and 11th in the first Olympic women's snowboard big air final.

Canada’s Max Parrot qualifies for men’s snowboard big air final

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The inaugural men's big air competition got underway on Wednesday morning in Pyeongchang. Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., scored 92.50 in his second run to grab the top qualifying score of the first heat and guarantee himself a spot in the final.

Sickest spectacle on snow: Big air has big names gunning for gold

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Women

Like characters in a real-life video game, big air competitors will soar off a 49-metre ramp to perform jumps, flips and tricks before landing, hopefully, on their feet. Dangerous? Yes. Thrilling? Yes. Instagram worthy? Absolutely.

Canada’s Laurie Blouin, Spencer O’Brien advance to big air final

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Canadian Laurie Blouin is fourth after the qualifying round of the women's big air competition at the Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Get high and become a big air instant expert

Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Mark McMorris Big Air Snowboarding

Big air is about as straightforward a name as it gets for a sport, but that's where the simplicity ends as boarders only have one shot to showcase their creativity and skill. Here's everything you need to know to instantly become a big air expert.

Italian Michela Moioli wins gold medal in women’s snowboard cross

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Michela Moioli, 22, emerged on top of a loaded field in the big final of women's snowboard cross at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday.

Snowboard cross crash leaves Austrian with broken neck

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Markus Schairer of Austria is heading home for treatment after breaking his neck in a frightening crash during the Olympic men's snowboard cross quarter-finals Thursday in Pyeongchang.

France’s Vaultier defends Olympic gold in men’s snowboard cross

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

French snowboarder Pierre Vaultier repeated as Olympic gold medallist in men's snowboard cross Thursday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Injury forces Canada’s Baptiste Brochu out of men’s snowboard cross

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Canadian snowboarder Baptise Brochu has pulled out of the men's snowboard cross competition after suffering an injury in training.

Shaun White wins 3rd Olympic halfpipe gold

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Men

Shaun White put together an epic final run to claim his third gold medal in Olympic men's halfpipe, slicing through the grey South Korean sky on Wednesday to post a score of 97.75.