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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.
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:
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.
Parallel Giant Slalom Women:
Blanc edges her compatriot Ruby, the favourite for the gold medal.