The World Snowboarding Championships wrapped up yesterday Oslo, Norway, in epic fashion. Showcasing the world’s best slopestyle, halfpipe and quarterpipe riding, the World Snowboarding Championships are the first championship hosted by snowboarders since 1999. Drawing rider’s from an international field, it’s no wonder that the podium spots were dolled out with a very international range.
In Men’s Slopestyle, Seppe Smits grabbed the third place spot after making it through several rounds of qualifiers. It was a tough battle for third as Eric Beauchemin was nipping at his heels. In Women’s Slopestyle, Finnish ripper Enni Rukajarvi grabbed the 3rd spot behind perennial podium-er’s Spencer O’Brien and Jamie Anderson.
In Women’s Halfpipe, Kelly Clark continued her victory streak with yet another 1st place finish. It wasn’t all the Kelly Show this time, after qualifying 2nd behind Gretchen Bleiler, Kelly had some catching up to do.
The World Snowboarding Championships kicked off their first contest with a bang, make sure to check the replays for the full story, and check out the World Snowboarding Championships page for the full results and details.
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