Congratulations to Team Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor who has qualified for the semi-final of the halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
O’Connor finished eighth in the first heat after opening with a solid 66.25 in his first run at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, before impressing the judges in his second run, where he scored 71.50.
The 71.50 was the fourth best of any rider in the second round.
O’Connor, who was one of only four boarders to post consecutive scores over 60, qualifies for the semi-final as one of the competitors to finish fourth to ninth in the heat. The top three automatically qualified for the final.