Worlds slopestyle final canceled, medals based on qualifying
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The 17-year-old snowboarder from New Zealand wasn't even going to compete in the slopestyle final Sunday after being injured during qualifying.
This was indeed a wind-aided win for Zoi Sadowski-Synnott.
Sadowski-Synnott breezed to the title after the finals were canceled Sunday due to strong wind gusts on the last day of the world championships. The organizers based the women's and men's medalists on the qualifying rounds.
Gasser outduels Anderson for gold in women’s Big Air
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Anna Gasser grew up wanting to be a gymnast, making it all the way to the Austrian national team before life took her in another direction. She didn't even start snowboarding until she was 18, drawn not by the lure of the Olympics but of simply challenging herself to push higher, go farther and become more than just some gymnast who gave snowboarding a shot.
Over the last eight years, Gasser has become far more than that.
Canada gets skating gold, American Anderson wins slopestyle
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years.
American Jamie Anderson got another to match the one she won in Sochi.
The Canadians kicked off the third day of full competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday by winning the team figure skating competition, finishing with the medal they had set their sights on since taking silver in 2014. And, they clinched it before the ice dance — the third event of the day — even began.
The Latest: Plenty of excitement on Day 3 of Winter Olympics
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
Strong winds forced the cancellation of the highly anticipated women's giant slalom, but there was still plenty of excitement on Day 3 of the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Canada won the team gold in figure skating, and Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics.
Shredded: Great day for Jamie, rough day for slopestyle
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jamie Anderson will almost certainly spend more time gazing at her newest Olympic gold medal than watching replays of the slopestyle run she put down to win it.
Nobody, not even the Olympic champion, would want to re-live the ugliness that played out Monday on the sport's biggest stage.
The day Anderson cemented herself as an all-time great by defending her Olympic title will also go down as one of the most unpleasant, dangerous days snowboarding has ever seen.
AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 3 at the Winter Olympics
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Strong winds forced the cancellation of the highly anticipated women's giant slalom, but there was still plenty of excitement Monday at the Winter Games. Canada won the team gold in figure skating; Jamie Anderson captured gold in slopestyle despite dangerous, unpleasant conditions; and Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics.
Here are some highlights of Day 3 from Associated Press photographers.
Arielle Gold, Chase Josey earn final US halfpipe spots
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Arielle Gold was named to the U.S. Olympic halfpipe team and will get a chance to compete at the Pyeongchang Games four years after separating her shoulder during a training run in Sochi and never reaching the starting gate.
Chase Josey picked up the final spot on the men's halfpipe team, thanks to his victory last weekend at the final qualifying event.
Shaun White, Ben Ferguson and Jake Pates had already clinched spots on the team, along with Chloe Kim and Kelly Clark.