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Snowboarding at the 2002 Winter Olympics

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==== 2002 Winter Olympic Games Snowboarding ====

Halfpipe Men:

  1. Ross Powers (USA)
  2. Danny Kass (USA)
  3. Jarret Thomas (USA)

The first time the Americans have swept a Winter Olympic event since the men's figure skaters did it in 1956. Powers, with a score of 46.1, dominated the competition. Kass and Thomas, in contrast, with scores of 42.5 and 42.1, barely beat Giacomo Kratter[?]'s score of 42.0. A crowd of about 16,500 watched.

Powers got a vertical of about 18 feet, and performed two McTwists, a cab 720 with an indy grab, a frontside 720 with an indy grab and a stalefish grab[?].

Halfpipe Dreams: A U.S. Sweep, The New York Times, February 12, 2002 (http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/12/olympics/12SNOW)

Parallel Giant Slalom Men:

  1. Philipp Schoch[?] (SUI)
  2. Richard Richardsson[?] (SWE)
  3. Chris Klug[?] (USA)

Schoch's qualification for the last 16 was already remarkable, but is title is even more so. Chris Klug had a liver transplantation 2 years prior.

Halfpipe Women:

  1. Kelly Clark[?] (USA)
  2. Doriane Vidal[?] (FRA)
  3. Fabienne Reuteler[?] (SUI)

Parallel Giant Slalom Women:

  1. Isabelle Blanc[?] (FRA)
  2. Karine Ruby[?] (FRA)
  3. Lidia Trettel[?] (ITA)

Blanc edges her compatriot Ruby, the favourite for the gold medal.



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