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Mens Halfpipe Finals 2012 World Snowboarding Championships

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Snowboarding News | Wednesday February 22, 2012 | Shared By: Jackie Williams

Men’s Halfpipe Finals

The rain coming down not only made the halfpipe faster, it made pipe conditions
better (despite the fog) for the final riders competing for the crown at Tryvann
Vinterpark in beautiful Norway. The crowds roared as I-Pod laid down his bag of
tricks and placed number one after throwing out a run consisting of a backside
double cork 1260 mute, frontside double cork 1080 truck driver, cab double cork
1080 mute and a frontside 1080 tail. With such a serious face after his run,
you’d think he just lost the comp! Matt and Louie gave it a hard fight and came
up close placing 2nd and 3rd.









































































RANK



RIDER



NATION



FINAL
SCORE



1



Iouri Podladtchikov



SUI



90.8



2



Matt Ladley



USA



87.6



3



Louie Vito



USA



86.9



4



Taku Hiraoka



JPN



86.3



5



Nathan Johnstone



AUS



85.8



6



Christian Haller



SUI



82.4



7



Ryo Aono



JPN



80.3



8



Benji Farrow



USA



77.0



9



Markus Malin



FIN



75.0



10



Peetu Piiroinen



FIN



39.2






 



Women’s Halfpipe Finals



The girls were throwing it down hard this event; one example was when Elena
Hight got rocked when she hit the coping and knocked her helmet off. Both Kelly
and Queralt are always placing on the podium, so it was neck-at-neck to see
who’d come off first. Kelly was ecstatic about her 15th straight win in a row on the halfpipe, commenting,
“It’s an honor to win the first TTR Halfpipe World Snowboarding Championships,
I’m coming off a pretty incredible winning streak right now and winning this
event is really just the icing on the cake.”









































































RANK



RIDER



NATION



FINAL
SCORE



1



Kelly Clark



USA



86.6



2



Queralt Castellet



SPA



85.6



3



Gretchen Bleiler



USA



82.9



4



Rebecca Sinclair



NZL



74.7



5



Cilka Sadar



SLO



74.0



6



Elena Hight



USA



69.7



7



Ursina Haller



SUI



66.0



8



Soko Yamaoka



JPN



60.7



9



Nadja Purtschert



SUI



33.6



10



Mercedes Nicoll



CAN



25.6






 



For more information, see the WSC website at www.WSC2012.com,
with additional competition clips on YouTube.com.

FEATURED: Benjamin Farrow | Christian Haller | Cilka Sadar | Elena Hight | Gretchen Bleiler | Iouri Podladtchikov | Louie Vito | Markus Malin | Matt Ladley | Mercedes Nicoll | Nadja Purtschert | Nathan Johnstone | Peetu Piiroinen | Queralt Castellet | Rebecca Sinclair | Ryo Aono | Soko Yamaoka | Taku Hiraoka | Ursina Haller |