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Snowboarding - 19. March 2008.

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS RESULT IN HEEN VICTORY AT NORDIC OPEN

Hemsedal, Norway – March 17th 2008: The Swatch TTR 3-Star Nordic Open- Hemsedal Park Attack took over the Hemsedal park in Norway this weekend hosting sick riding on one of the most perfect parks in Europe. Female rider Sigri Heen, from Norway, dominated the women’s field with both riders taking home 550 TTR Ranking Points and part of the $10 000 USD prize-purse.

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© - Rasmus Werner & Simen Berg/hemsedalpark.no


The weather was beautiful and both the snow and park, that was designed and shaped by Lars Eriksen, were in perfect condition for the qualifications where riders competed hard for 18 spots in the semi-finals. Sunday hosted the semi-finals and finals. A little wind made things slightly more difficult, but that didn’t stop the riders from throwing down as they seemed more comfortable with the park on their second day of competition.

However, as the judges calculated the current scores and riders prepared for the finals, a massive blizzard blew in and consumed the park in a full out white room. The competition was put on hold as everyone waited for the storm to pass but the snow gods would not let up, resulting in the semi-final scores counting as the final results. B



With a hard-hitting weekend of 3 and 5-Star events now over, the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour focuses all its attention on the 6-Star Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships in Stratton Vermont, USA. It’s in Stratton where riders continue their fight for the TTR Tour Championship Title and a high spot in the rankings in order to claim a piece of the $250 000 end-of-season prize purse. Visit www.ttrworldtour.com for video, blog and news updates throughout the week.

Top Five Results for Nordic Open - Hemsedal Park Attack



Women


1. Sigri Heen NOR
2. Martine Grufstedt NOR
3. Michaela Nemeckova CZE
4. Anki Groethe NOR
5. Nora Thompson NOR

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