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Olympic Update: Sigourney Grabs Bronze In Ski Halfpipe


Lindsey Vonn (Vail, Colo.) finished fourth and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) was fifth in the third and final downhill training run at at Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

“I feel confident, I feel good and I’m going to give it my all tomorrow and we’ll see what happens,” Vonn told NBC following her final training run. “It’s all or nothing - same as super-G. I’m just going to give it all I have.”

Vonn, the 2010 Olympic downhill gold medalist, starts with bib 7 in Wednesday’s downhill, scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. KT / 9:00 p.m. EST Tuesday.

Joining Vonn for Team USA will be Breezy Johnson (Victor, Idaho), Laurenne Ross (Bend. Ore.) and Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, Colo.). Shiffrin will not start the downhill in order to focus on Thursday’s alpine combined.

Women’s downhill training run 3

Women’s downhill

Sigourney Grabs Halfpipe Bronze
Brita Sigourney (Carmel, Calif.) nailed her final run to grab the halfpipe bronze medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games Tuesday morning at Phoenix Snow Park.

Sigourney put down solid scores in her first two runs to rank third going into the final run. Fellow American Annalisa Drew (Andover, Mass.) briefly overtook Sigourney with a strong final run score of 90.80, but Sigourney responded, earning 91.60 to cement her bronze medal finish.
Cassie Sharpe of Canada won the gold medal with 95.80 points, as Marie Martinod of France, who took silver with 92.60 points. Drew finished fourth.

"I just feel to proud and honored to are a part of this group of girls," said Sigourney. "It was such an inspiring competition. They put down the greatest runs I’ve ever seen in a halfpipe." … READ MORE

All Four Team USA Skiers Advance to Medal Round
Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, Colo.), Alex Ferreira (Aspen, Colo.), Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, Colo.) and David Wise (Reno. Nev.), the defending ski halfpipe gold medalist,  all qualified for the medal round Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. KT / 9:00 p.m. EST Tuesday at Phoenix Snow Park.

Blunck led the way in qualifying with a score of 94.40 on his second run, which surpassed Ferreira, whose 92.60 was the best first-run score. Torin Yater-Wallace scored 89.60 on his first run to place third. Wise rallied to a 79.60 on his second run to finish eighth.

Men's halfpipe qualifying

Men’s Halfpipe

Randall, Diggins and Bjornsen, Hamilton Ready for Team Sprint

Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, Alaska) and Jessie Diggins (Aton, Minn) will represent Team USA in the team sprint on Wednesday 5:00 p.m. KT / 3:00 a.m. EST. Representing Team USA on the men’s side will be Erik Bjornsen (Anchorage, Alaska) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.), starting at 5:50 p.m. KT / 3:50 a.m. EST.

“We are very excited to be starting two experienced teams that will be fighting for medals,” head coach Chris Grover said. “Kikkan and Jessie haven’t raced a skate team sprint together perhaps since they win gold together in Val di Fiemme (World Championships) in 2013. Both women are in top shape and are recovered from the relay and ready to go.

“Erik and Simi finished fifth in this event in Lahti (World Championships) last season, and have been targeting this race since last spring,” Grover added. “We have long known that this event is our best chance at a medal in PyeongChang and our service team will be pushing hard to ensure that we have great skis.”

Women’s team sprint
Men’s team sprint

Fletcher 17th in Final Individual Olympic Event
Skiing in his final individual Olympic event, Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) put in another strong performance to finish 17th in the large hill nordic combined event. Germany swept the podium in a race that came right down to the wire with Johannes Rydzek leading the charge to take gold.

Fletcher soared 120.5 meters to finish 23rd in the jump, starting two minutes, four seconds behind jump leader Akito Watabe, who ended up fifth.

“I put together a pretty decent jump,” said Fletcher. “It wasn’t the dream jump I had been hoping for but a solid performance. It put me into the chase group to give me a chance for a top 10 if I had a really good race.” … READ MORE

Men’s Big Air Qualifying

The inaugural Olympic Winter Games men’s snowboard big air competition gets underway Wednesday with two qualifying heats.

Men’s slopestyle gold medalist Red Gerard (Silverthorne, Colo.), Chris Corning (Silverthorne, Colo.) and Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, Mich) will compete in heat 1, 9:30 a.m. KT / 7:30 p.m. EST Tuesday. Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, Alaska) will start in heat 2 at 11:45 a.m. KT / 9:45 p.m. EST Tuesday.

Men’s qualifying heat 1
Men’s qualifying heat 2

Women’s Big Air Finals Rescheduled
Due to predicted strong winds Friday, the women's snowboard big air finals have been rescheduled to Thursday, February 22, beginning at 9:30 a.m. KT / 7:30 p.m. EST Wednesday.

Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.), Julia Marino (Westport, Conn.) and Jessika Jenson (Rigby, Idaho) will represent Team USA.

Women’s big air finals

*All times EST.

3:00-5:00 p.m. - Nordic combined 10k
8:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Women's downhill (live), men's big air snowboarding qualifying (live)

12:00-5:00 p.m. - Nordic combined 10k cross country

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts - Live Streaming
7:30-10:45 p.m. - Men's big air snowboarding qualifying (Wednesday)
9:00-10:50 p.m. - Women's downhill (Wednesday)

3:00-5:00 p.m. - Team sprint qualifying
8:00-11:00 p.m. - Men's slalom first run (live), men's halfpipe skiing finals (live), team sprint finals.
11:35 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Men's slalom second run (live)

10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Men's and women's cross country freestyle team sprint finals
1:30-5:00 p.m. - Medal Ceremony

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
5:00-7:00 a.m. - Medal Ceremony (live)
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts - Live Streaming
3:00-4:30 a.m - Cross country freestyle team sprint qualifying
5:00-6:20 a.m. - Cross country freestyle team sprint finals
7:30-9:15 p.m. - Women's big air snowboarding finals (Thursday)
8:00-10:20 p.m. - Men's slalom first run (Thursday)
9:00-10:25 p.m. - Women's alpine combined downhill (Thursday)
9:30-11:00 p.m. - Men's halfpipe skiing finals (Thursday)
10:00-11:50 p.m. - Parallel giant slalom snowboarding qualifying (Thursday)
11:45 p.m.-1:40 a.m. - Men's slalom second run (Thursday)

3:00-5:00 p.m. Nordic combined relay jump
8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. - Women's alpine combined downhill (live), women's big air snowboarding (live)
12:35-2:00 a.m. - Women's alpine combined slalom

2:00-5:20 a.m. - Men's parallel giant slalom qualifying
5:20 -7:45 a.m. - Nordic combined relay
7:45-10:45 a.m. - Medal Ceremony

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
5:00-7:00 a.m. - Medal Ceremony (live)
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
5:00-7:00 a.m. - Medal Ceremony (live)
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts - Live Streaming
12:30-1:45 a.m. - Women's alpine combined slalom
2:30-3:10 a.m. - Nordic combined team large hill jump
5:20-6:20 a.m. - Nordic combined 4x5k team event

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