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Olympic women's skiing slopestyle medals awarded

Published On: Feb 11 2014 08:09:01 AM CST
Devin Logan, women's ski slopestyle

Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

American Devin Logan won silver in the debut of women's skiing slopestyle as an Olympic event Tuesday.

Dara Howell of Canada won gold in the event while her fellow Canadian Kim Lamarre won bronze.

Logan, a 20-year-old from West Dover, Vt., and 2012 Winter X Games silver medalist in slopestyle, placed fifth in the qualifying round to advance. She had finished in fifth place at the 2014 edition of the Winter X Games last month.

The event, one of 12 events new to the Olympics this year, has proved to be one of the most popular at the Winter X Games over the years. Slopestyle, which was also introduced with snowboarders over the weekend in a gold-medal sweep by the U.S., features a steep course with a series of challenging aerial stunts, ramps and rails.

All competitors got two runs in the qualifier round earlier Tuesday, with the top 12 advancing to the final.

American Keri Herman, a four-time X Games silver medalist, was seen as one of the medal favorites but finished in 10th place. The 31-year-old Minnesota native is coming off a 2012-13 World Cup season that saw her capture the slopestyle title, becoming the first American female to do so.

Julia Krass, a 16-year-old Hanover, N.H., native, finished eighth in the qualifying round and finished 11th overall in finals. The high school junior and first-time Olympian secured her spot after winning a freeskiing Grand Prix event in Park City, Utah, in late January.

Canada's Kaya Turski, the reigning world champion and four-time X Games medalist in slopestyle, was seen as one of the favorites in the event. However, she fell on both of her runs during qualification and finished 19th, failing to advance to the finals.

Maggie Voisin, a 15-year-old Whitefish, Mont., native who won silver at the 2014 Winter X Games, fell during a training run Friday and broke her leg just above her right ankle. Thus, the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic Team and the youngest U.S. winter Olympian since 1972 was forced out of the competition.

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