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Tait fails to make final at Winter Olympics

Radio New Zealand logo Radio New Zealand 13/02/2018

NZ Snowboarder Rakei Tait has failed to make the finals of the halfpipe competition at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. © Hannah Peters/Getty Images NZ Snowboarder Rakei Tait has failed to make the finals of the halfpipe competition at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The New Zealand snowboarder Rakai Tait has failed to make the finals of the halfpipe competition at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Tait has finished 26th in the 29 strong field after his two qualifying runs with the top 12 advancing to tomorrow's final.

After his opening run Tait was 21st after posting a score of 36.50 out of a possible 100.

His second run only scored 25.75 which saw him slip back further.

"I'm gutted i didn't land a solid run." he said.

American Scotty James has eased through to the final of snowboarding's halfpipe at the Winter Olympics, finishing second in qualifying.

Two time gold medallist American Shaun White showed he'll again be the one to beat finishing top qualifier ahead of Australian Scotty James.

Japan's Ayumu Hirano was third best.

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