North American and British snowboarders dominate at Test Event
Snowboarders coming from Canada, the US of A and Great Britain have made an impressive dent in the qualifiers for this season's second big air World Cup which is currently staged as official Test Event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games at Alpensia Ski Stadium (KOR).
Sebastien Toutant (CAN), one of the top favourites for the win, earned the highest score of the day in heat 1 with a 96.75 leading his fellow countryman Tyler Nicholson, Rowan Coultas (GBR), Redmond Gerard (USA) and Billy Morgan (GBR), the first ever to land a quad, into tomorrow's finals.
And also heat 2 saw a Canadian in control with Darcy Sharpe taking the top spot with a 94.00 ahead of US boys Chris Corning (92.25) and Ryan Stassel (91.50), the reigning slopestyle world champion.
Mark McMorris (CAN, 91.25) as well as Max Parrot (CAN, 91.00) also made it to the finals of the best 10 male riders which will feature a total of five Canadians, three US riders and two Brits.
Finals are slated to take place on Saturday, November 26, at 1 PM LOC (5 AM CET) with live scoring links available here.
However, before it's time to determine who will win the first of 24 Olympic Test Events to come this winter, a total 35 women will compete in their qualifiers which had to be postponed after technical problems with the elevator systems had led to several time delays during yesterday's training.