BEO Halfpipe Womens Qualifications

Tue 15 January 08

43 women competed in today's qualifiers for only four spots in the halfpipe semifinals, and GB's Lesley McKenna did excellently to qualify in 3rd place

BEO Halfpipe Womens Qualifications

BEO Halfpipe Womens Qualifications © Photo: Marcel L√§mmerhirt

Linn Haug (NOR) placed first in today’s women’s halfpipe qualifiers and Nick Larson (USA) took the top spot in the men’s halfpipe pre-qualifiers.

BEO 2008 Qualifier Linn Haug
BEO 2008 Qualifier Linn Haug
Photo: Marcel Lämmerhirt

43 women competed in today’s qualifiers for only four spots in the halfpipe semifinals, where they will compete against top champions like Torah Bright (AUS), Kelly Clark (USA) and Hannah Teter (USA).

Linn Haug took the lead with a solid run that included a frontside nose grab, method air, frontside 720, Japan air, frontside stalefish, McTwist finishing with an air-to-fakie nose grab.

Britains Lesley McKenna proved she's back in form and qualified in a magnificant 3rd place.

In the men’s halfpipe pre-qualifiers, 90 men competed for 40 spots in the halfpipe qualifiers, which take place on Wednesday along with the men’s semifinals. Top pre-qualifier Nick Larson (USA) earned an impressive 82 points with a run that started with a huge backside air to a frontside 900 to a McTwist and finishing with a frontside 720 tail grab.

Tomorrow at the BEO, the competition heats up as all eyes will be on the world’s top riders including 2007 Burton Global Open Series Champion and TTR Champions Shaun White (USA) and Torah Bright (AUS) as they compete in the slopestyle semifinals.

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