Anna Gasser tops qualifying for womens snowboard big air
The Olympic debut of snowboard big air did not disappoint, as the women put on a show with a very heavy qualifying round.
After two runs, it was Austria's Anna Gasser atop the standings. She'll lead the top 12 riders from qualifying into the final, which will take place Friday in PyeongChang (Thursday night in the U.S.).
And based off what went down in the qualifying round, Friday's final will be must-see viewing.
One thing to look for will be doubles, which have taken women's snowboarding by storm over the last year or so. And sure enough, the doubles came out in qualifying.
Gasser, the favorite for gold in this event, was the only rider to land a cab double cork 1080, and she was rewarded with the top score of the qualifying round (a 98.0).
Last week's slopestyle gold and silver medalists, Team USA's Jamie Anderson and Canada's Laurie Blouin, landed cab double cork 900s. U.S. medal hopeful Julia Marino nailed a pair of cab double underflips.....
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