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Margetts finishes 15th in halfpipe skiing at Sochi Olympics

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PENTICTON'S MATT MARGETTS finished 15th at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, missing the qualification for the final round by three spots.
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The Olympic debut of Penticton’s Matt Margetts didn’t go as he hoped. Margetts, an Apex Freestyle Club alumnus, finished 15th among 28 competitors in the halfpipe skiing event at the Sochi Olympics. Margetts fell short of making the final qualifying round by three spots. In his first run, Margetts scored 66.80 to put him in 14th place then scored 17.80 on his second run after falling. Margetts’s performance looked good for the first half of the run but he was not able to stick his landing. Despite falling, Margetts finished the rest of his run.

Full results are available at: http://www.sochi2014.com/en/freestyle-skiing-men-s-ski-halfpipe-final

 

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