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Snowboarding at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Men's Halfpipe

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, Utah
Date Started: February 11, 2002
Date Finished: February 11, 2002

Gold: USA Ross Powers
Silver: USA Danny Kass
Bronze: USA JJ Thomas

Summary

The format was changed slightly from 1998. As in 1998, there were two runs in both the qualifying and the final, but this time only the best score of the two runs counted for the final placement in the final. In the qualifying, the best six finishers from each run advanced to the final, where 12 competed. Ross Powers (USA) had won a bronze medal in this event at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. But in 2002, he won the final quite easily. On the first run of the final, he posted 46.1 and this held up to win by 3.6 points over his teammate, Danny Kass. Third place went to another American, Jarret Thomas. The American sweep was the first for the United States at the Winter Olympics since men’s figure skating in 1956.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ross Powers 22 United States USA Gold
2 Danny Kass 19 United States USA Silver
3 JJ Thomas 20 United States USA Bronze
4 Giacomo Kratter 19 Italy ITA
5 Takaharu Nakai 17 Japan JPN
6 Tommy Czeschin 22 United States USA
7 Heikki Sorsa 19 Finland FIN
8 Markku Koski 20 Finland FIN
9 Trevor Andrew 22 Canada CAN
10 Daniel Franck 27 Norway NOR
11 Magnus Sterner 22 Sweden SWE
12 Jan Michaelis 24 Germany GER
13 Therry Brunner 26 Switzerland SUI
14 Kim Christiansen 25 Norway NOR
15 Marcel Hitz 27 Switzerland SUI
16 Risto Mattila 21 Finland FIN
17 Marek Sąsiadek 23 Poland POL
18 Gian Simmen 24 Switzerland SUI
19 Daisuke Murakami 18 Japan JPN
20 Xaver Hoffmann 27 Germany GER
21 Sébastien Vassoney 26 France FRA
22 Brett Carpentier 26 Canada CAN
23 Íker Fernández 24 Spain ESP
24 Stefan Karlsson 20 Sweden SWE
25 Tomas Johansson 22 Sweden SWE
26 Daniel Migneault 23 Canada CAN
27 Mike Michalchuk 24 Canada CAN
28 Jonathan Collomb-Patton 22 France FRA
29 Kentaro Miyawaki 23 Japan JPN
30 Tuomo Ojala 22 Finland FIN
31 Halvor Skramstad Lunn 21 Norway NOR
32 Daniel Tyrkas 26 Germany GER
33 Mathieu Justafre 21 France FRA