Teter and Fisher make a double victory in the Halfpipe of Saas-Fee Jubilation in the US-American freestyle team: Hannah Teter and Steven Fisherhave won the first Halfpipe contest of the NOKIA Snowboard FIS World Cup 2004/2005.
In yesterday’s qualification and today’s final, both riders from the USA showed the best runs. Therefore, the snowboarders gained the season’sfirst 1000 Halfpipe World Cup points deservedly. World Champion Doriane Vidal (FRA) and Halfpipe World Cup winner 2004 Soko Yamaoka from Japancompleted the women’s podium.
In the men’s competition, German Jan Michaelis and Kim Christiansen (NOR) catapulted themselves on the second and third spot due to outstanding second runs in the final. “I’m super stoked, said Hannah Teter after her victory. “I arrived yesterday and had just a couple of runs. The girls were stepping it up, so I had to push it, told the 17 years-old rider. Her fellow countryman Steven Fisher explained after the final: “It’s going well for me! I took the summer off what was good for me. And now I’m winning the first contest of the season. I’m pleased with my runs considering the weather.
Also, the German team celebrated. With36.5 points, Jan Michaelis confirmed his good appearance in the men’s qualification: “It was tough to ride with this strong wind. In addition, Isuffered from headaches. I’m happy taking the second spot because before my second try in the final I never dreamed about such a perfect run. I was nervous as hell!