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>>> February 24, 2002 >>> Day 16
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parallel giant slalom

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Jasey-Jay Anderson brings discipline to snowboarding
With better luck, Jasey-Jay Anderson could have been the household name coming out of the Nagano Olympics, not Ross Rebagliati. But rather than making excuses, the Quebec snowboarder embarked on a rigorous training program -- one that has made him a world champion going into the Salt Lake Olympics.
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A bumped, bruised and brilliant boarder
Natasza Zurek of North Vancouver is one of the world's best and most inventive halfpipe snowboarders, but she has an unfortunate habit of getting injured at the worst possible time. She hopes to put her latest injury and her jitters behind her for the Salt Lake Games.
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Brett Carpentier: For the love of shredding
Ross Rebagliati - A hazy shade of Winter Olympics

No Olympic sport owes more to youth culture and shrewd marketing than snowboarding. The youngest Olympic event has evolved from a daredevil backcountry pastime into one of the fastest-growing sports in the world.

It's not just for punks anymore, even though there's plenty of the counter-cultural remaining in snowboarding. parallel giant slalom is snowboarding's version of a drag race and something of an endurance event, at least for successful racers. Halfpipe, the parallel gs's slightly bratty sibling, features a lot of the elements most people associate with snowboarding -- baggy pants, free-spirited competitors and gnarly tricks.

Crippler air (Inverted 180): An aerial halfpipe move in which the rider performs a 180 degree flip. The snowboarder approaches the halfpipe wall riding forward, rotates 90 degrees in the air, flips in the air, rotates another 90 degrees and lands riding forward.
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Parallel Giant Slalom
The Olympics threw a curve at Jasey Jay Anderson, and Slovenia's Kosir is set to hit it
Talented Canadians in tough against upstart American and Swiss champ

Parallel Giant Slalom
Blanc and Guenther try to end Ruby's reign
Canadian Zurek goes for big air against Austrians, Americans and Germans

Snowboarding Links
Canadian Snowboard Federation >>> www.csf.ca
Federation Internationale de Ski >>> www.fis-ski.com

Snowboarding Venues
Park City Mountain Resort

1 GER 12 16 7
2 NOR 11 7 6
3 USA 10 13 11
4 RUS 6 6 4
5 CAN 6 3 8
6 FRA 4 5 2
7 ITA 4 4 4
8 FIN 4 4 4
9 NED 3 5 0
10 SUI 3 2 6

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Natasza Zurek  

Mathieu Bozzetto, France
Walter Feichter, Italy
Nicolas Huet, France
Dejan Kosir, Slovenia
Nicola Pederzolli, Austria
Magnus Sterner, Sweden

Marion Posch, Italy
Karine Ruby, France
Sabine Wehr-Hasler, Germany

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