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.
After the win, @canfreestyleski tweeted dedicating the medal to the late Sarah Burke:
Canadian Freestyle (@canfreestyleski) February 18, 2014
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).