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Snowboard – CM – Shaun White qualified for the olympics after his victory at Snowmass

Snowboard – CM – Shaun White qualified for the olympics after his victory at Snowmass

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the Winner of the Saturday stage of the world Cup at Snowmass, Shaun White qualified for the olympic games in Pyeongchang.

Snowboard - Fabrice Bosset - Shaun White will be in Pyeongchang. (J. Prevost/L'equipe)

Shaun White will be in Pyeongchang. (J. Prevost/L’equipe)

The American Shaun White is guaranteed the right to participate at the games in Pyeongchang after his victory Saturday on the stage of world Cup half-pipe at Snowmass (Colorado). The double olympic champion (2006, 2010) has been credited with a score of 100 points in his 3rd and final run of the final. He was ahead of the Australian Scotty James (96,25 pts) and Japan’s Yuto Totsuka (94,50 pts) to sign his sixth win in just eleven appearances in the world Cup.

To answer the second perfect score of his career, one that was long nicknamed the “flying tomato” because of his red hair, has included in his run of the two combinations the most difficult, a frontside double cork 1440 and a double McTwist 1260. It will, at 31 years old, on its 4th JO in the hope of erasing his disappointment of Sochi where he had finished in 4th event of the half-pipe, before surrendering to the event of slopestyle. His preparation for the season 2017-18 has been disrupted by two heavy falls in practice, and one that requires 62 stitches to the face.

In women, the stage was won by spain’s Queralt Castellet (91,50 pts) who beat the prodigy american Chloe Kim (88,75 pts), already qualified for the olympics, it will be the great favorite. Kim, 17, has already won three Winter X Games, the appointment of the most important and most prestigious of the extreme sports where the edition 2018 takes place at the end of January in Buttermilk (Colorado). The Californian who had won the first two races of the winter has consolidated its first place in the general classification and account 800 points ahead of his compatriot Maddie Mastro, 3rd Saturday.

results :

Women :
Classification of the event at Snowmass:
1. Queralt Castellet (ESP) 91,50 points
2. Chloe Kim (USA) 88,75
3. Maddie Mastro (USA) 87,25

overall Classification of the world Cup half-pipe (after four of five events):
1. Chloe Kim (USA) 2800 points
2. Maddie Mastro (USA) 2000
3. Kelly Clark (USA) 1900

Men :
Classification of the event at Snowmass:
1. Shaun White (USA) 100,00 points
2. Scotty James (AUS) 96,25
3. Yuto Totsuka (JPN) 94,50

overall Classification of the world Cup half-pipe (after four of five events):
1. Ayumu Hirano (JAP) 2800 points
2. Yuto Totsuka (JPN) 2200
3. Shaun White (USA) 1600

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