Chief Sports Correspondent, Asia
Nick's Feed
Feb 21, 2014

Freestyle: Thompson leads Canada one-two in cross

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Marielle Thompson led compatriot Kelsey Serwa to a Canadian one-two in the women’s freestyle skiing cross final at the Sochi Olympics on Friday.

The 21-year-old gold medal favorite got off to her usual explosive start and led for almost the entire race with Serwa tucked in behind her.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Freestyle-Thompson leads Canada one-two in cross

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Marielle Thompson led compatriot Kelsey Serwa to a Canadian one-two in the women’s freestyle skiing cross final at the Sochi Olympics on Friday.

The 21-year-old gold medal favourite got off to her usual explosive start and led for almost the entire race with Serwa tucked in behind her.

Feb 20, 2014

Bowman’s halfpipe gold launches heartfelt tribute

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – American Maddie Bowman laid down two unmatched runs to become the first women’s free ski halfpipe Olympic champion on Thursday and help fulfill the dream of the sport’s pioneer Sarah Burke.

Canadian Burke was the driving force behind getting the halfpipe into the Games but she died in a training accident two years ago.

Feb 20, 2014

Bowman’s halfpipe gold launches heartfelt celebration

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – American Maddie Bowman laid down two unmatched runs under the lights in the Caucasus mountains to become the first women’s free ski halfpipe Olympic champion on Thursday.

The 20-year-old’s first-run score of 85.80 would have been enough for gold but she improved it to 89.00 at the second attempt, letting out a piercing shriek when she saw the numbers on the big screen.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Freestyle-Bowman’s halfpipe gold launches heartfelt celebration

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – American Maddie Bowman laid down two unmatched runs under the lights in the Caucasus mountains to become the first women’s free ski halfpipe Olympic champion on Thursday.

The 20-year-old’s first-run score of 85.80 would have been enough for gold but she improved it to 89.00 at the second attempt, letting out a piercing shriek when she saw the numbers on the big screen.

Feb 20, 2014

Freestyle-Un, deux, trois – Chapuis leads French sweep

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – World champion Jean Frederic Chapuis was coolness personified as he led Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol to France’s first Winter Olympics podium sweep in the men’s ski cross final on Thursday.

Chapuis calmly negotiated the crashes and chaos of one of the most unpredictable events at the Sochi Games and the 1-2-3 was secured when the fourth finalist, Canada’s Brady Leman, fell on the penultimate jump after tangling with Midol’s skis.

Feb 20, 2014

Chapuis leads French sweep in ski cross

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Jean Frederic Chapuis skied calmly through the chaos to take freestyle ski cross gold at the Sochi Games on Thursday and lead France to their first Winter Olympics podium sweep.

Arnaud Bovolenta took silver and Jonathan Midol won bronze after the fourth finalist, Canada’s Brady Leman, crashed out on the penultimate jump.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Freestyle-Chapuis leads French sweep in ski cross

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Jean Frederic Chapuis skied calmly through the chaos to take freestyle ski cross gold at the Sochi Games on Thursday and lead France to their first Winter Olympics podium sweep.

Arnaud Bovolenta took silver and Jonathan Midol won bronze after the fourth finalist, Canada’s Brady Leman, crashed out on the penultimate jump.

Feb 19, 2014

Russia goes Wild over giant slalom gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – American-born Vic Wild won the men’s parallel giant slalom gold medal for Russia on Wednesday just minutes after his wife Alena Zavarzina had won bronze in the women’s event at the Sochi Olympics.

Switzerland’s Patrizia Kummer beat Tomoka Takeuchi of Japan to win the women’s final.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Snowboarding-Russia goes Wild over giant slalom gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – American-born Vic Wild won the men’s parallel giant slalom gold medal for Russia on Wednesday just minutes after his wife Alena Zavarzina had won bronze in the women’s event at the Sochi Olympics.

Switzerland’s Patrizia Kummer beat Tomoka Takeuchi of Japan to win the women’s final.

    • About Nick

      "Nick recently moved into his new role in Sydney after five years in China, where he covered the run-up to the Beijing Olympics and the growth of the world's most populous country as a sporting superpower. In more than a decade at Reuters, Nick has reported on a wide variety of events, from the sedate confines of the All England Club to the rarified atmosphere of Everest Base Camp for the ascent of the Olympic flame."
    • Contact Nick

    • Follow Nick