OLYMPICS 2018

By Erik Harlaut

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Winter X Games champion Henrik Harlaut failed to qualify for the men’s slopestyle final at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday in a major shock at the Phoenix Snow Park.

The 26-year-old Swede, one of the favorites for gold in the freestyle skiing event, had been in red-hot form in the lead-up but finished 17th in qualifying, missing out on the top 12 that will contest the final later on Sunday.

Wearing bib number 13, the dreadlocked Harlaut wiped out in his first run and a score of 75.80 after a scratchy second routine was 10 points short of a spot in the final.