In Friday night’s action from Park City, Utah, DALBELLO Team Rider Kevin Rolland was the overall winner!
France’s Dalbello Team Rider Kevin Rolland took the top spot in the men’s halfpipe final Friday. Rolland finished first after scoring 94.40 points on his final run. He had already clinched a spot on the French Olympic team.
“I’m assured to go,” Rolland said. “That’s why it was more easy for me to compete tonight because I don’t have a lot of pressure. I know already if I don’t hurt myself I’m going to be there, so that’s good.”
DALBELLO Team Rider Maddie Bowman did not need a victory to wrap up a spot in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Bowman already assured herself a trip to Sochi with her ski halfpipe win in Colorado last weekend.
That didn’t stop her from putting on another show on Friday night.
Bowman scored 92.20 points on her final run to claim victory in the first halfpipe event at the Grand Prix in Park City. She has won three of the four Olympic team selection events so far in the women’s halfpipe. Bowman, the reigning Winter X Games champion, is expected to be a gold medal contender for Team USA next month in Sochi.
“There was definitely a different kind of pressure today,” Bowman said. “I had a lot of friends and family out here and I wanted to impress them. I had a great time and it made it all more fun.”
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