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Olympic Snowboarding 2018: Live Updates, Results of Men's Halfpipe Qualifying
4:00am UTC Feb 13, 2018Pyeongchang. South KoreaJoe Tansey
The United States is looking to set the foundation for its fourth gold medal in snowboarding on Monday night, as Shaun White features in the men's halfpipe qualification rounds. Chase Josey and Ben Ferguson join White as the American competitors in the event. Some of White's top competition will come from Australia's Scotty James. There will be two qualification heats on Monday with 29 competitors vying for 12 places in Tuesday's final. White is aiming to join Jamie Anderson, Red Gerard and Chloe Kim as gold-medal winning snowboarders in Pyeongchang from the United States.
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All 4 Americans Qualify for the Final!
White tops the halfpipe standings with his 98.50, while Ferguson lands in fourth with his 91.00. Josey and Pates didn't experience a ton of nerves at the end of qualification, as they advance to the final in seventh and eighth, respectively.
Clock Icon5:47 amNBC Olympics @NBCOlympics
SHAUN WHITE IS ON A MISSION. #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics https://t.co/E1XuTKthTN https://t.co/Lp6pO9048O2018-2-13 05:43:53
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Current StandingsNBC Olympics @NBCOlympics
Back. On. Top. @shaunwhite https://t.co/hr3AFhMKjq2018-2-13 05:42:53
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ALL HAIL THE FLYING TOMATO https://t.co/IcjQyqMZ0D2018-2-13 05:41:39
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White's 2nd Run Produces Massive Score!Rachel Axon @RachelAxon
White’s second run scores 98.50. He was already going to advance, but that’s bonkers. He should be top qualifier and will get to drop last in the final.2018-2-13 05:41:04
Clock Icon5:39 amShawn Smith @ShawnSmithNBC
It's not official yet, but it looks like Shaun White, Scotty James and Ayumu Hirano will be the top three qualifiers, in that order. This final's going to be intense.2018-2-13 05:39:10
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Ferguson Stays in 3rd
Ferguson is unable to top his opening run, as he scores 89.75 on his second run. The American's opening score of 91.00 keeps him in third behind Hirano and White.
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Hirano Moves into the Lead!
Will White be able to match Hirano with his second qualifying run?NBC Olympics @NBCOlympics
95.25?! 😱There's a new leader in the men's snowboard halfpipe and his name is Ayumu Hirano. https://t.co/Ske8U4LjEG2018-2-13 05:23:50
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Chase Josey nailed his second run and is in position to move on! #WinterOlympics https://t.co/vP2OH7wrBR2018-2-13 05:22:06
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Josey Joins American Contingent in Top 8!
Chase Josey leaps up to seventh place in the standings as his second run garners a score of 83.75. Both Josey and Pates will have to wait to see if they will finish in the top 12, as there are over 20 riders left to compete.
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Pates Moves from 16th to 7th!
American Jake Pates moves into the qualification positions with a 82.25 on his second run! He's not out of the clear yet, but he is a little comfortable in seventh place.
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White, Ferguson Lead After 1st Run
The two Americans are the only riders to record a score over 90 points. Gold-medal favorites Scotty James and Ayumu Hirano sit in third and fourth.The other two United States athletes, Jake Pates and Chase Josey, sit in 16th and 20th, respectively. Remember the top 12 riders from qualification move on to the final.
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.@shaunwhite was "more nervous" about that first run than he thinks he'll be for the final. 😲 #WinterOlympics #BestOfUS https://t.co/m4p5hBP8Uf2018-2-13 04:54:12
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White and Ferguson Top the Standings in Run 1NBCSN @NBCSN
Men's snowboard halfpipe action continues on NBCSN! #WinterOlympicsStream here: https://t.co/mBJhat4NgA https://t.co/Nb5ZmqPKym2018-2-13 04:43:01
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Shaun. White. #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics https://t.co/D65Nuoyydu https://t.co/GC1pefDfGX2018-2-13 04:35:35
Clock Icon4:33 amRachel Axon @RachelAxon
Pretty massive first run from Shaun White scores a 93.25 and moves him into first. Ben Ferguson (USA), Scotty James (AUS) and Ayumu Hirano (JPN) round out the top four and will get easily through to final, where they all will contend for gold.2018-2-13 04:33:02
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93.25 for White on His 1st Run!NBC Olympics @NBCOlympics
HE'S BACK. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/sob6JfWAAq2018-2-13 04:32:30
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🛫 AIR FERGUSON! 🛫 Ben Ferguson wowed his way to a 91 in men's snowboard halfpipe qualifying! #WinterOlympics https://t.co/D65Nuoyydu https://t.co/PeYNkQxB7r2018-2-13 04:31:32
Clock Icon4:29 amU.S. Olympic Team @TeamUSA
Ok, @BenFerguson001 we see you! #WinterOlympics https://t.co/lAie6KpjrU2018-2-13 04:28:28
Clock Icon4:27 amjeffmetcalfe @jeffmetcalfe
Ben Ferguson jumps to lead in men's halfpipe with 91.00 first run ... Shaun White coming up soon #2018WinterOlympics2018-2-13 04:23:34
Clock Icon4:27 amtoddrichards @btoddrichards
BEN FERGUSON IS HERE !!!!!! Air2fakie good lord2018-2-13 04:22:40
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Hirano Opens With Strong Run
Ayumu Hirano of Japan, who is seen as one of the gold-medal contenders, nails down the top spot in the standings with a run that garners a score of 87.50.
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Scherrer Leads After 1st 5 Riders
Switzerland's Jan Scherrer records a mark of 84.00 to top the standings after five riders. American Jake Pates is currently fifth with a score of 59.50.
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Qualifying Is Underway!
Yuto Totsuka of Japan kicks off qualifying. Shaun White will be 14th on the halfpipe right after fellow gold-medal contender Scotty James of Australia.The top 12 riders after two heats advance to Tuesday's final.
Clock Icon3:38 amU.S. Olympic Team @TeamUSA
We sure could use more #snowboard halfpipe action…Good thing men’s halfpipe qualifications are only 3️⃣0️⃣ minutes away! 🙌 https://t.co/wRi8B0Hf4y2018-2-13 03:30:30
Clock Icon3:37 amShaun White @shaunwhite
Slope Semi Finals tomorrow! Let’s do this💪🏼 #Olympics https://t.co/vWqyG4mJpV2018-2-12 08:03:45