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Mike Riddle wins ski halfpipe silver at Extreme Park

Mike Riddle wins ski halfpipe silver at Extreme Park

By Callum Ng

On a snowy night at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Mike Riddle won ski halfpipe silver for Canada.

Riddle saved his best run for last, a 90.60, which put him in second place with five skiers to go. American David Wise had posted a 92.00 in Final Run 1. Kevin Rolland of France was third, based on his initial 88.60. In ski halfpipe Olympic finals there are two opportunities to put up a good score. A skier’s highest score stands.

Riddle was FIS World Champion in 2011, and in 2012-13 took home the Crystal Globe as overall World Cup Champion.

There were two other Canadians in the final, Noah Bowman was 5th, Justin Dorey was 12th despite qualifying first.

After the win, @canfreestyleski tweeted dedicating the medal to the late Sarah Burke:

The Riddle silver makes it nine for Canada, the most for any country so far at these Games. Canada has 17 total medals, (4 G, 9 S, 4 B).

 

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

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