Jon Massie - Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014 06:08 ET

Kaitlyn Farrington tops in women's halfpipe semifinal

Canadians Tsuyuki and Duckworth fail to advance

Canadian snowboarder Alexandra Duckworth was the lone Canadian to advance to the Halfpipe semi-finals at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.
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Kaitlyn Farrington of the U.S. earned top spot in the women's snowboarding halfpipe semifinal at Rosa Khutor Park with a score of 87.50.

Jiayu Liu and Shuang Li, both of China followed Farrington with strong scores of 81.25 and 80, respectively.  Ursina Haller of Switzerland, Mirabelle Thovex of France, and Rana Okada of Japan rounded out the qualifiers.

Katie Tusyuki and Alexandra Duckworth, the lone Canadians remaining in the event, failed to advance after qualifying for the semifinals. Tsuyuki finished seventh with a score of 56.25, while Duckworth scored 32.50, good for 11th place. Only the top six advance to the final. 

Kelly Clark of the U.S. earned the top score during the women's snowboarding halfpipe qualification round at Rosa Khutor Park, scoring 95.00 points in her best of two runs, advancing straight to the final.

The women's halfpipe final begins at 12:30 p.m. ET.


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