Belarus, China lead in women’s aerials

Canadian Veronika Bauer failed to qualify for the finals in women’s aerials after placing 15th in Saturday’s qualifiers at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver.

Despite sitting in third place after her first jump, Bauer could not stick the landing on her second attempt and finished the day with a total score of 160.46.

Alla Tsuper of Belarus was the best aerialist on the day with a total score of 195.76.

Chinese skiers Li Nina and Guo Xinxin rounded out the top three, giving China four representatives heading into the finals.

Evelyne Leu of Switzerland, the Olympic champion in 2006, failed to qualify for the finals finishing in 16th place.

Oddly enough, the winner of qualifications in women’s aerials has never won an Olympic medal.

Finals are set to take place Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.