Belfast Telegraph

Friday 3 July 2015

O'Connor advances in Sochi

Published 11/02/2014 | 12:32

Seamus O'Connor is through to the semi-finals
Seamus O'Connor is through to the semi-finals

Ireland's Seamus O'Connor secured a spot in the semi-finals of the men's snowboard halfpipe competition at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday.

O'Connor was awarded a score of 66.25 for his first run of the heat, placing him eighth in the rankings when the rest of the field had completed theirs.

And with his next effort, the 16-year-old did even better, earning a mark of 71.50 that was the fourth best-scoring second run of any rider.

He came eighth overall, with fourth to ninth qualifying for the semis.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph