WATCH LIVE: Women’s halfpipe semifinals, starring Kaitlyn Farrington

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Snowboard halfpipe’s biggest names already advanced to the finals, but that doesn’t mean that the semifinal round is lacking in some star power. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. ET.

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U.S. snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington barely missed clinching a trip to the finals, so she could be a contender if she makes it through the semifinals. Her family went through some unusual avenues to afford her Olympic training.

Another interesting name to watch is Czech snowboarder Sarka Pancochova. She’s shooting for a bid in halfpipe finals after cracking her helmet in slopestyle:

source: AP

Even before the finals kick off, there should be some more interesting snowboarding to watch.