Iouri Podladtchikov and Kelly Clark Crowned Halfpipe World Champions in Oslo, No

The World Snowboarding Championships halfpipe finals went down today at Oslo Winterpark where Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) and Kelly Clark (USA) were officially crowned the 2012 Halfpipe World Champions. After a week of excellent riding in qualification rounds, Iouri and Kelly beat out an international field of very talented riders and were awarded with the Halfpipe World Champion trophy and

40,000 USD for their exemplary performances. On the men’s side, Matt Ladley (USA) finished in a close second place and Louie Vito (USA) ended his week in third. For the women, Queralt Castellet (ESP) came in just one point behind Kelly’s score in second place and Gretchen Bleiler (USA) completed the podium in third.

Author: silvia