We will have more on India's reinstatement, Shaun White and female ski jumping throughout the day on the live blog BUT first we must revisit my dream-become-reality (see 0802). I was of course talking about the remarkable feat that is ski slopestyle, which is new to the Winter Olympics this year. What is ski slopestyle?
The IOC definition is thus: Skiers combine airs and tricks on a 565-meter course featuring rails and a variety of jumps before being scored on execution, style, difficulty, variety and progression."
By James Masters
Event: 2014 Sochi Olympic Games Day Three
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- Germany's Maria Hoefl-Reisch defends her Super Combined skiing crown
- Canada's Charles Hamelin takes 1500m short track skating gold
- France's Martin Fourcade win's biathlon gold
- Dutchman Michel Mulder wins 500m speed skating
- Canada's Alex Bilodeau retains men's moguls title
Glory for Canada?
So one round to go, can Canada make it a 1-2-3?
Mikael Kingsbury topped the charts in the second round ahead of fellow countrymen Marc Antone-Gagnon and defending champion Alex Bilodeau.
Russia’s Alexandr Smyshlyaev will be hoping to thrill the home crowd, while the U.S. is banking on Patrick Deenan to claim gold.
Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Reiherd could spring a shock and he’s got plenty of support at Rosa Khutor.
"I have always felt French while skiing as I have been in a French club and with French coaches. It just seemed natural for me to move up through the rankings in the French team."