Brothers in Arms – New Zealanders into Olympic freeski final


Nico and Miguel Porteous, have both qualified for the final of the men’s freeski halfpipe in the Beijing Olympics.

Nico Porteous, who won bronze in the 2018 Games as a 16-year-old, nailed his second jump to score 90.50 and place second overall.

His older brother, Miguel Porteous, had a brilliant first run to come ninth with a score of 81.00.

However, fellow New Zealanders Gustav Legnavsky and Ben Harrington failed to join them in Saturday’s final.

The qualifying was led by American Aaron Blunck with a score of 92.00 on his second run.

Neither Chloe McMillan nor Anja Barugh qualified for the final of the women’s halfpipe on Thursday.

They finished the qualifying rounds in 18th and 19th place respectively, with the top 12 advancing to the final.


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