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Snowboarding at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games:

Women's Halfpipe

Snowboarding at the 1998 Winter Games: Next Winter Games


Host City: Nagano, Japan
Venue(s): Kanbayashi Sports Park, Yamanouchi
Date Started: February 12, 1998
Date Finished: February 12, 1998

Gold: GER Nicola Thost
Silver: NOR Stine Brun Kjeldaas
Bronze: USA Shannon Dunn


Twenty-six women boarders competed in the qualifying round, with eight advancing to the final. [Anita Schwaller] (SUI) was the 1997 ISF and FIS Champion, but failed to make it to the final, placing only 11th in the qualifying round. The qualifying was led by Norway’s [Stine Brun Kjeldaas], who was #1 in the World Cup rankings. In the final, American [Shannon Dunn] led after the first run, with Germany’s [Nicola Thost], a former gymnast, in second. But on the second run, Dunn placed only seventh of the eighth finalists and dropped down to the bronze medal. Kjeldaas had been fourth in the first run of the final, but had the best score in the second round and moved up to a silver medal. But the gold was won by Thost, who was the most consistent, placing second in both runs of the final.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Nicola Thost 20 Germany GER Gold
2 Stine Brun Kjeldaas 22 Norway NOR Silver
3 Shannon Dunn 25 United States USA Bronze
4 Cara-Beth Burnside 26 United States USA
5 Maëlle Ricker 19 Canada CAN
6 Minna Hesso 21 Finland FIN
7 Jenny Jonsson 20 Sweden SWE
8 Jennie Waara 23 Sweden SWE
9 Nicola Pederzolli 23 Austria AUT
10 Tara Teigen 22 Canada CAN
11 Anita Schwaller 22 Switzerland SUI
12 Doriane Vidal 21 France FRA
13 Satu Järvelä 20 Finland FIN
14 Christy Barrett 27 United States USA
15 Sabine Wehr-Hasler 30 Germany GER
16 Anne Molin Kongsgård 20 Norway NOR
17 Ulrike Hölzl 23 Austria AUT
18 Lori Glazier 26 Canada CAN
19 Michelle Taggart 27 United States USA
20 Yuri Yoshikawa 26 Japan JPN
21 Christel Thoresen 17 Norway NOR
22 Kaori Takeyama 26 Japan JPN
23 Anna Hellman 19 Sweden SWE
24 Alessandra Pescosta 24 Italy ITA
25 Natasza Zurek 19 Canada CAN
26 Sandra Farmand 28 Germany GER