Aussie Arthur through to snowboard halfpipe final

Australian Emily Arthur has qualified for the final of the women's snowboard halfpipe at the Winter Olympics but compatriot Holly Crawford missed out on the decider by just one place.

Arthur, 18, did enough on her second run with a score of 66.5 to slot into eighth for the 12-woman final in PyeongChang.

Crawford (57.5), in her fourth and likely final Winter Olympics, was 13th and just outside the cut-off zone.

Aussie Arthur qualified for the halfpipe final. Pic: Getty

There were few surprises as to the top qualifier - outstanding young American Chloe Kim, blitzing the field with a score of 95.5.

Kim had already done enough on her first run (91.5) and was so relaxed she went for an ice cream between hits.

China's Jiayu Liu (87.75) was second while Japan's Haruna Matsumoto (80.75) was third.

The final is on Tuesday.

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