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2014 Sochi Games

Vernon's Dorey misses podium

Update 10:30 a.m. -

On a snowy night at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Mike Riddle won ski halfpipe silver for Canada.

Riddle saved his best run for last, a 90.60, which put him in second place with five skiers to go.

Noah Bowman was 5th, Justin Dorey was 12th.


Vernon's Justin Dorey posted the best score through Tuesday's qualifying round in the men's ski halfpipe competition at the Olympics in Sochi.

Dorey earned 91.6 points in his first of two runs through the halfpipe - easily the best score of the qualification round.

David Wise of the United States (88.40) and Benoit Valentin of France (87.00) rounded out the top three.

Two other Canadians also cracked the top 12 to earn spots in the final.

Mike Riddle (6th - 82.20 points) and Noah Bowman (7th - 80.60) both earned a spot in the final.

Penticton's Mark Margetts finished just outside the top 12 and failed to qualify for the final.

Margetts was 15th with a score of 66.80 points. He earned that score on his first run but was unable to improve on the score in the second run.

The men's halfpipe final is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time with the first of two runs.



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