13 Feb 2014

Disappointing result for Sinclair in Sochi

8:23 am on 13 February 2014

New Zealand's Rebecca Sinclair has failed to make the final of the women's snowboard halfpipe event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The 2010 Vancouver Olympian had been training well after a long lay-off from injury and with a recent world cup podium under her belt her build-up to Sochi had gone well.

But she crashed out in her first run and a fall in her second meant she finished 11th, with only 9 going through.

Coach Tom Willmott says she's devastated, describing the result as "gutting".