A good day for Ontario and Nova-Scotia in halfpipe

The weather was perfect in Martock for the halfpipe events.

Under a clear ski and bright sun, but mostly in front of TSN cameras for live coverage, canadian athletes jumped in the 14 feet high and 300 feet long halfpipe.

The riders offered an exciting show and a tight race to canadian fans who gathered in such huge numbers that the roads leading to Martock were jammed.

On the girl’s side, two riders were the pride of Ontario as Quincy Carolyn Korte-King won the gold medal, and Kiersten Higginson took the bronze. Dallas Rourte from Nova-Scotia managed to slip in between the two Ontarians, taking home the silver medal.

The boys offered a stunning final with Jeremy Page (NS) winning the gold medal, Joe Hills (AB) finishing second for silver, and Francis Lachance (Que.) winning the bronze medal.

The events can be seen on the Web at  http://watch.tsn.ca/2011-canada-games-on-demand/snowboarding-halfpipe-final/#clip423251.

Snowboard Cross, which is the last snowboarding event, will take place tomorrow.

See you in Martock!

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