Clark, Bright, Farrington & Teter among those set to compete in Women’s Olympic Halfpipe Final

After qualification wrapped, veteran Olympians Clark, Bright, and Teter all moved directly into the night’s finals, accompanied by Queralt Castellet (ESP), French rider Sophie Rodriguez, and China’s Xuetong Cai.

The top three women from each of the two qualifying heats secured their spots in finals right off the bat, while the rest of the field, which sadly excluded Arielle Gold due to a shoulder injury she suffered in practice, moved on to semifinals for another chance to make finals.

US sweetheart Kaitlyn Farrington took the top spot in semis, dropping an 87.50 on her first run. 5 of the 6 women who made it through from semis to finals earned their way with their first run, with all but Rana Okada falling on their second runs. One run was enough, however, to secure them a chance to put down medal runs in tonight’s Women’s Olympic Halfpipe Final.

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Also see: The Olympic Issue: Terje Haakonsen Interview

Here are the full results from qualification and semifinals:

Qualification:

Heat 1 Results

1. Kelly Clark (USA), 95.00
2. Queralt Castellet (ESP), 93.25
3. Sophie Rodriguez (FRA), 78.50

Heat 2 Results

1. Torah Bright (AUS), 93.00
2. Hannah Teter (USA), 92.00
3. Xuetong Cai (CHN), 88.00

Semifinals:

1. Kaitlyn Farrington (USA), 87.50
2. Jiayu Liu (CHN), 81.25
3. Shuang Li (CHN), 80.00
4. Ursina Haller (SUI), 44.50
5. Mirabelle Thovex (FRA), 70.75
6. Rana Okada (JAP), 70.00

More Olympic Content:
Iouri Podladtchikov puts down a supreme run for Olympic Halfpipe gold, Ayumu Hirano stomps silver
Sage Kotsenburg takes home Slopestyle Gold at Sochi 2014 Olympics, Sandbech & McMorris stomp Silver, Bronze
My Dream: Slopestyle makes its Olympic debut
A coach’s perspective on the Olympic Games: an interview with Ricky Bowers
Jamie Anderson wins Slope Gold in Sochi, Enni Rukajarvi & Jenny Jones take Silver, Bronze

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