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2014 Olympic results: 2 Americans advance in women's snowboard slopestyle debut

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Although no American man successfully advanced directly to the inaugural snowboard slopestyle event final at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the U.S. women came on strong with two of the four hopefuls snagging medal round berths during their Feb. 6 qualification round.

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The first heat saw Switzerland's Isabel Derungs post a field-best 87.50. Derungs and the three women who placed directly behind her, Vancouver Olympics halfpipe champion Torah Bright (85.25), Canadian Spencer O'Brien (82.75) and Finland's Enni Rukajarvi (79.00), claimed the four automatic spots in the Feb. 9 finals.

The rest of the field will have another shot at advancing during the Feb. 8 semifinals. Included are:

  • Jenny Jones, Great Britain
  • Rebecca Torr, New Zealand
  • Christy Prior, New Zealand
  • Stefi Luxton, New Zealand
  • Sina Candrian, Switzerland
  • Aimee Fuller, Great Britain
  • Shelly Gottlieb, New Zealand
  • Kjersti Buaas, Norway

The second heat featured all four members of Team USA. After posting a strong first run mark of 93.50, American Jamie Anderson opted to sit out the second run, and finished in second place behind Austrian Anna Gasser (95.50). The third and fourth automatic final round berths went to Switzerland's Elena Koenz (86.25) and team USA's Karly Shorr (84.75).

The list of those headed to the semifinals includes:

  • Sarka Pancochova, Czech Republic
  • Jenna Blasman, Canada
  • Jessika Jenson, USA
  • Silje Norendal, Norway
  • Cheryl Maas, Netherlands
  • Merika Enne, Finland
  • Ty Walker, USA

The medal round competition of the women's snowboard slopestyle event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is scheduled for 1:15 AM Pacific time on Feb. 9.

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