Women's snowboard slopestyle qualifying round cancelled due to inclement weather

Women's snowboard slopestyle qualification was cancelled due to inclement weather conditions on Sunday.

All competitors on start list given automatic entry to Monday's final

Norways' Torgeir Bergrem is seen crashing during the men's Olympic snowboard slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Sunday. The women's qualification round, which was to be held later Sunday, was cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)

By The Canadian Press

The women's snowboard slopestyle qualification round, which was scheduled for Sunday, was cancelled due to inclement weather conditions and all competitors on the 27-athlete start list were given automatic entry into the two-run final scheduled for Monday.

High winds were an issue during the men's slopestyle final in the morning.

Organizers delayed the afternoon start of the women's qualifier for 45 minutes before deciding to cancel.

Laurie Blouin of Stoneham, Que., who suffered an apparent head injury in a training run on Friday, was cleared to practice after being re-evaluated on Saturday and remains hopeful of competing in what would be her first Olympics.

Brooke Voigt of Fort McMurray, Alta., will also be competing in her first Olympics, while Spencer O'Brien of Courtenay, B.C., will be making her second appearance. 

With files from CBC Sports 


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