Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

O'Brien advances to the final in women's slopestyle snowboarding

See also

According to CBC Sports, world champion Spencer O'Brien of Courtenay, British Columbia has advanced to the final in the women's slopestyle snowboarding competition on Thursday.

O'Brien registered a score of 82.75 points to finish in third place behind Isabel Derungs of Switzerland and Torah Bright of Australia in her qualifying heat. The top four competitors from each heat advance directly to the final. Other female slopestyle snowboarders who advanced directly to the finals on Thursday were Enni Rukajarvi of Finland, Jamie Anderson of the United States, Elena Koenz of Switzerland, Anna Gasser of Austria and Karly Schorr of the United States.

Gasser was the best slopestyle snowboarder on Thursday after posting a score of 95.5 points. That should boost her confidence going into the weekend.

Meanwhile Jenna Blasman of Kitchener, Ontario will have some extra work to do to advance to the finals after placing sixth in her heat. Blasman needs a top four finish in the semi-finals to move on, but that task may be tough as she is competing with a broken wrist. The women's semi-finals will go Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. on TSN with the finals Sunday morning on TSN at 2:15 a.m.

Advertisement

Sports

  • David Price rumors
    Should the bottom-dwelling Tampa Bay Rays trade or keep pitching ace David Price?
    Video
    MLB Rumors
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has Alzheimer's disease, will step down
    NFL News
  • Sam responds to Dungy
    Michael Sam has the perfect response to Tony Dungy's controversial comments
    NFL News
  • Bella wardrobe malfunction
    Sexy diva Nikki Bella suffers wardrobe malfunction during WWE show
    Fight Sports
  • LeBron gives cupcakes
    LeBron James sends cupcakes to neighbors after press overtakes neighborhood
    Food & Drink