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The Youngsters Scored Today At The Pre-Qualification Men Halfpipe WSC 2012


Oslo, Norway – 13th of February 2012: The Pre-qualification Men Halfpipe just ended with some surprising results. In the 1st exciting heat 15 year old David Habluetzel (SUI) and 14 year old Seamus O’Connor (IRL) both beat Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) and ended in the top 4. Luckily Peetu is one of the Lucky Losers with a 71.9 score.

While the sun went down, heat 2 saw some of the Norwegians dominate the heat, Fredrik Austbo who made 1st place and Brage Richenberg reaching 4th.

It ended with the last but definitely not least 3rd heat of the day. With some favorite riders and a high level of riding at the start of this heat, 17 year old Dimi de Jong (NED) took the lead in his first run with 80 points which placed him into the 1st position.

Our top dogs will continue riding the Halfpipe at the Quarter Finals wednesday 15th from 16:30-19:10 CET.

Pre-qualification Men Halfpipe results:

Heat 1
1. Nathan Johnstone AUS 81.6
2. Markus Malin FIN 74.3
3. Seamus O’Connor IRL 72.4
4. David Habluetzel SUI 72.3

Heat 2
1. Fredrik Austbo NOR 84.5
2. Ryo Aoki JPN 78.7
3. Brennen Swanson USA 67.0
4. Brage Richenberg NOR 57.4

Heat 3
1. Dimi de Jong NED 80.0
2. Aluan Ricciardi FRA 74.0
3. Ilkka-Eemeli Laari FIN 73.1
4. Johannes Hoepfl GER 72.0

Lucky Losers
1. Peetu Piiroinen FIN 71.9
2. Janne Korpi FIN 69.9
3. Mason Aguirre US 68.4
4. Tore Holvik NO 67.8
5. Brad Martin CA 66.4
6. Dolf Van der Wal NE 58.6
7. Broc Waring US 58.5
8. Ben Stewart NZ 55.7
9. Stale Sandbech NO 55.3
10. Johannes Handle AU 50.3

Unfortunately Ben Kilner (GBR) lost with a total of 50.2 points today.

Tomorrow we will continue the World Snowboarding Championships with the Men Slopestyle Quarter Finals 12:00-13:20 CET (heat 1) followed by Qualification Women Halfpipe from 16:30-19.10 CET.

Watch it live!

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