Welcome to Whitelines‘ live blog of the 2014 Winter Olympics women’s slopestyle semi-final. We’ll be kicking off at 6.30am GMT on Sunday 8th February, commenting on all the action as it happens.

Here’s how the slopestyle semi-final works:

  • The 4 highest-scoring riders from both of Thursday’s heats have already qualified, accounting for 8 of the 12 final places. The remaining 15 will compete in the semis.
  • Riders will have 2 runs each, in the order of lowest qualification score to highest (available here). The order is the same for both runs.
  • Scores are awarded out of 100 for each run, and only the top 4 will advance to the final.

Watch the coverage on BBC Red Button, or on BBC Online. Get involved by leaving comments on the live blog, or by hitting us up on Twitter (@whitelinesmag) or Facebook using the hashtag #BackTheBrits.

Sunday February 9, 2014

Ed:

Morning folks. Are. You. Ready?

6:28

Duthie:

Not such a nice day in Russia, the men had it lucky with the bluebird conditions. This could perhaps benefit the more experienced riders, like Jenny and Kjersti Buaas.

6:29

Sam:

And we're up and running, women's slopestyle!

6:29

Sam:

Ty Walker, can she improve on her '1.0' in qualifiers

6:30

Sam:

Bak 1 off the cannon, cab 5, front 3 and a back 7! She's definitely upped her game today

6:31

Duthie:

Top four prediction? None of mine have been all that accurate so far, but here goes: Jenny, Silje, Sarka and... Kjersti.

6:32

Sam:

66. for Ty, not a bad score

6:32

Duthie:

As we saw yesterday, the judges aren't liking the inverts as mich as the flat spins, which could hurt Aimee.

6:32

She seemed happy with that

6:32

Nick Hope@NickHopeBBC

Can Jenny Jones win @TeamGB a 1st Sochi Winter Olympic medal? It would be Britain's 1st-ever on the snow. Not easy, but she has the talent!

Duthie:

Shelly Gotlieb, Run 1.

6:33

Sam:

The girls are getting the runs down this morning, making a change from the men's yesterday

6:34

Duthie:

Cab 5, back 3 and BIG floaty backflip. Great kickers from the Kiwi.

6:34

Comment From balderas

anywhere to watch this online?

6:34

Sam:

BBC website

Ed:

I'm officially a 'veteran' myself, according to Tim Warwood's age categories. Go veterans!

6:34

Duthie:

63.25.... should it be higher?

6:34

John Bons@bonsj

Go Cheryl! #teamnl #snowboard #slopestyle #sochi2014 #sochi

Sam:

Cheryl Maas dropping run 1

6:34

Ed:

There's been a lot written about Cheryl Maas over the past few days following her rainbow glove gesture. What's she got for us on the course today?

6:35

Sam:

Switch board coming off early, back 1, sw back 1 and then kooks it on a super stylye front 3

6:35

Duthie:

Kjersti Buaas and Merika Enne are both absent. Kjersti took that big slam in qualifying, and obviously hasn't recovered. Not sure what's happened to Merika.

6:35

Duthie:

Great Britain's Aimee Fuller, Run 1. Can she get a run together? Go on Aimee!!

6:36

Sam:

Another dome kid according to the commentators, don't think we're gonna see a score

6:36

Sam:

She just apologised for waking us all up, thanks Aimee!

6:36

Great style from Cheryl. TWEAKEEEER

6:37

Good to see Cheryl still roking those rainbow unicorn mitts.

6:38

Duthie:

Oooooft... Aimee went for the cab under flip and double-backflip combo, but she under-rotated the flip and slammed face-first. She's still happy though, with a knuckle frontflip off the third knuckle. Next time Aimee...

6:38

Sam:

Silje dropping now for her first run, medal contender?

6:38

Aimee Fuller just apologised at the start gate for waking up a nation. Classic.

6:39

Sam:

Kooked it on a back one off the cannon but still hitting the jumps, looking very nervous. Ouch

6:39

Sam:

She only gets a 16.75, she's got one more chance to pull it together...

6:40

Duthie:

Sin Candrian, Run 2

6:40

Silje, still smiling.

6:40

Francis Keogh@HonestFrank

Slopestyle commentary on GB snowboarder Aimee Fuller - 'Her nan and grandad are here. How rad is that?' #bbcsochi @aimee_fuller

Holly Bendall@holly_bendall

It's so early, dark and and stormy outside but the womens slopestyle is siiiick #soworthit##Sochi2014 #BackTheBrits

? ??? ?·?·?@tinkeratu

might have to go to the next winter olympics in skr simply because of Aimee Fuller

Beff merriner@Befffmerriner

Aimee fuller just made me very proud with that double back flip. She deserved to land it!#WinterOlympics #snowboarding

Duthie:

Nice nosegrab-tailgrab off the cannon, then front 3, back 3, front 7. All big and steezy, nice run.

6:41

Bernie McComiskey@1878Bernie

I'd wake up early all the time for Aimee Fuller @aimee_fuller

Alex Parkhouse@Alex_parkhouse

Aimee Fuller you charmer. Who wouldn't want to wake up to you. #gbslopestyleangel

Sam:

All the unexpected riders putting runs down today, we were expecting Cheryl, Aimee and Silje to stomp their shit today

6:42

Tina Mathews@chjoma

Did I just hear old school @backstreetboys in the background at the women's slopestyle semi-final? #Olympics2014 #slopestyle #awesome

Duthie:

84.25! That'll be the one to beat.

6:42

Sam:

Jessika Jenson run 1, first 'Murican dropping today

6:42

Whitelines@whitelinesmag

British fans and @whitelinesmag readers supergooders and helsg flying the flag! #backthebritsinstagram.com/p/kL4Z36Mq_B/

Sam:

Stock back 180 off the cannon, cab 5, front 3 and then a back 5 on the edge of reason

6:43

Sam:

72 for team USA, second so far

6:44

Duthie:

"Seventy two, that'll do" - A poem, by Tim Warwood.

6:44

Ed:

Tim Warwood muddles "nitpicking" with "splitting hairs" to form "picking hairs". Think I prefer it.

6:45

Duthie:

Stefi Luxton, Run 1. Another Kiwi, the second of four. 5050s, with a front 1 missing the cannon. The cab 5 off the first jump didn't work out, and she's down.

6:46

toddrichards@btoddrichards

I remember when @sagekotsenburg put his wetsuit on backwards. Man have things have change...wait, nah, he would definitely do that again.

Ed:

Todd Richards still buzzing on yesterday's men's final.

6:46

Duthie:

Jenny is "incredibly nervous apparently", says Ed. "She does realise this is the Olympics, isn't it?" says Tim.

6:46

Vidar Eilertsen@vidarleeds

#Sochi2014 super day 4 Norway medals. Here our happy #slopestyle silver boy #Ståle#Sandbech #olympics pic.twitter.com/k8FZu7XH3C

Duthie:

18.25 for Stefi.

6:46

Ed:

RESPECT to Stale rocking the mohawk a la Heikki Sorsa 2002

6:46

KokoNat@_KokoNat

? ??? ?????? ?? ????? \: #Olympics2014 #snowboarding #slopestyle #awardingpic.twitter.com/X9qrwcQcII

Ed:

And there he is at the medal ceremony. What a ledge.

6:47

Sam:

Jenna Blasman run 1, doing it for Canada: gap lip, 5050, lipslide, indy grab, lovely front 3, back 3 tail and then WHAT THE HELL? So lucky to be alive right now, no idea what hapened on the last kicker

6:48

Sam:

Jenna Blasman now has 8 lives left

6:48

Sam:

32.25 and happy to still be breathing

6:49

Never a good position to find yourself in.

6:49

Duthie:

Has Tim been hacking our phones? He goes for the cat reference too - but Sam got there first!

6:49

Sam:

Christy Prior pulled out? Nooooooo!

6:49

Duthie:

Now it's Sam's favourite: Christy Prior, Round 1. NO, she's out!

6:49

Rebecca Torr, another of the competitors enjoying her moment in the spotlight.

6:50

Duthie:

Rebecca 'Possum' Torr, Run 1. Yikes, a wobble into the first kicker after some sketchy rails. She almost 'did a Jenna'! She held it together but decked it on the following jump.

6:50

Sam:

Icy course proving difficult for the girls, especially as they have to carry a bunch more speed than the guys

6:51

J G Wright@j_gracewright

Lying on bed watching the #slopestyle, not a bad way to wake up on a sunday! C'mon girls send it@jennyjonessnow and @aimee_fuller #GoTeamGB

Brad Stephenson@stephensonb6

WOW! Silje Norendal!! #HOTTIE #SLOPESTYLE #WomanCrushEverydaypic.twitter.com/epHGK49WmL

Comment From balderas

BBC is only text commentary...

6:51

Duthie:

We're watching the live feed on their website, are you in the UK?

whitelinesmag

British fans (and @whitelinesmag readers) @supergooders and @helsg flying the flag. #backthebrits #wlsnow

6:52

Duthie:

Time for a Sarka attack....

6:52

Ed:

Very excited to see Jenny Jones drop. No one has fully smashed it thus far. C'mon Jenny, you got this!

6:53

Sam:

Sarka Pancochova run 1, dropping to Bob Marley - gap 5050, 5050 front one, cab 180, front 5, sw back 5 back 7

6:53

Sam:

90.5 top spot so far, tech spins putting her in a pretty safe spot for the finals

6:54

Duthie:

Now it's the UK's queen of slopestyle, Jenny Jones. She's definitely got a run in her that can break the top four. Will she put it down? Heart-in-mouth time...

6:54

Ed:

The girls must be a bit disappointed they didn't get the same bluebird conditions as the guys. The light's a bit flat and the snow is firm. Tough.

6:54

Sam:

Come on Jenny!

6:54

Ed:

Jenny goin BIG. Yes!

6:55

Duthie:

Jenny Jones, Run 1. Gets a bit creative on the rails, although could do better. Kickers are her forte though... and it's cab 5, back 3, and front 3 - all massive all stomped! YES Jenny!!

6:55

Ed:

A little sketchy at points but my god she went deep! The only girl so far to send it down the landings like the blokes. And that last front 3 was sooooo nicely tweaked. How she recovered it when she flew so far I do not know.

6:56

Duthie:

82.25, and she's in third! Massive chance of qualifying to the final now!

6:56

Sam:

Called it! 82.25 and in third!

6:56

Alexey

#sochi2014 #olympicgames #slopestyle #finals

6:57

And that, my friends, is what relief looks like.

6:57

Ida Nysæter Rasch

Kjersti Buaas måtte trekke seg fra slopestyle-konkurransen pga smerter etter fall. Nå heier hun på X-gamesvinner Silje Norendal og tipper sølv? #nrksport #sotsji #slopestyle

6:58

Sam:

Kirsty just watching from the sidelines today, get well soon!

Nick Hope@NickHopeBBC

Looking good for Jenny Jones' bid for the snowboard Slopestyle final, she's in third after the 1st round having scored 82.25 #sochi2014

Hannah Woodland@hannahmwoodland

C'mon Jenny Jones!!

Nathaniel Southwood@NateDawg27

Really nice run from Jenny Jones of #TeamGB! 82.25 puts her in 3rd at the end of run 1#Sochi2014

Literary Genius

Seriously though, am I the only one who immediately saw Thor and Loki when they put Kotsenburg and McMorris up there on the podium together?! #sochi2014 #slopestyle #medalceremony #teamcanada #Thor #loki #olympics #olympics2014 #winterolympics #markmcmorris #sagekotsenburg #love

6:58

Ollie Williams@OllieW

Jenny Jones goes "absolutely whoppatron", to quote our commentary team, in slopestyle. 82.25, third after first runs in semi.

Gillian Finnerty@GillianFinnerty

YES JENNY #sochi2014 #backthebrits

meganne@megs_anne

Jenny jones wow

Duthie:

Experience definitely played a massive part in Jenny's last hit there - so awesome.

6:59

Christopher Yapp@yappattack

"That was massive! It was absolutely WHOPPATRON" - @Tim_Warwood #slopestyle#WinterOlympics #Sochi2014

Matt Hargreaves@Hoiskiez

Way to go Jenny Jones! That was an ace run! #Sochi2014 #snowboarding #GoTeamGB !!!

Sam:

.A little break before we get going for the second runs, remember this is only the semis!

7:00

Clare Lawrence@snowflake_girl

Woo, I'm not used to feeling this kind of adrenalin at 7am! Lovely first run from Jenny Jones! Sitting in 3rd place. #Sochi2014 #slopestyle

rudechalets@rudechalets

Go Jenny Jones!!

Sebastien Toutant@SebToots

Watching the Olympic girls slopestyle! Go @spencerobrien you got this! #canada #Sochi2014

Sam:

We're just wondering when bigger rail tricks are gonna make an appearance in women's slope, they ARE capable, but if no ones stepping it up here what's the motivation

7:03

Cherri Cherri Pow Pow

Women's Slopestyle on right now on One.

Go Torah!!!

7:03

Colossal@colossalboards

I LOVE THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT!!!! wooooooo GO JENNY & AIMEE #teamgb #sochi2014 #Olympics#slopestyle

Jamie Nicholls@jamienichollsuk

Hope everyone is supporting the girls! Come on @aimee_fuller @jennyjonessnow commentating the girls on @bbc5live with @willperryTV

Duthie:

Nice reference to Johno Verity's 'Lamp Hugger Monthly' skit there from the commentators there.

7:04

Louise Tomlinson@lousonmm11

Go @jennyjonessnow she stomped it! First position after the first run. #Sochi2014 #slopestyle

Sam:

Paul Scholes is here!

7:04

Rob Naka@robcuzican

Holy smokes this #slopestyle snow boarding is off the hook! I am a fan...#Sochi2014

karldreed@pudandreub

nice riding from Jenny Jones. Gotta be in with a podium shout surely..

Whitelines@whitelinesmag

Watching @jennyjonessnow drop - @DomHarington and @colinholden in the house!instagram.com/p/kL6g2rsqw4/

Joel Hepworth@Jerralerra

Up watching the women slopestyle and enjoying every minute! Excited to see some doubles!#BackTheBrits #Sochi2014

Comment From Nims182

What channel is heat 2? BBC2 are showing mens downhill now

7:06

Sam:

Try the red button or the BBC website?

Marcus Dickinson@MDRev

You go girls!! @jennyjonessnow @aimee_fuller #BackTheBrits #Sochi2014

Duthie:

Silje's got it all to do if she's to build on her X Games gold. Currently 7th place and looking more nervous with every run.

7:08

Hanne D@hanne_davis

Women's slopestyle still pretty open. Sina Candrian on top, a safe run from Jenny Jones and Silje Norendal having a bit of a choker.

Duthie:

Remember folks, yesterday's men's slopestyle gold was won by a guy who qualified through the semi-finals - so any of these girls could be the champ.

7:09

Duthie:

Ty Walker, Run 2. She had to lay down a marker this morning, and she did it with style. But she needs to do better to make the cut for the finals.

7:10

Sam:

Do you think her parents will take her out for Ty food if she does well today?

7:10

Ed:

Perhaps she'll Ty for the lead?

7:12

Duthie:

After attacking the rails her kicker line was looking good - cab 540 tailgrab, front 3, but the back 7 was awry and she's the first to be eliminated.

7:12

Kirsty Bushrod@Kurrsty

Have everything crossed for @aimee_fuller and @jennyjonessnow these girls are awesome!!!!#BackTheBrits

Duthie:

She'll be Walkering off home now.

7:12

Whitelines@whitelinesmag

So apparently @aimee_fuller told the freeski girls she was "just gonna go for it" this morning. Hence the double backie straight up.

Ox@samfrancisgrant

@aimee_fuller looks like she is having the best time! #Sochi2014 #BackTheBrits

Sam:

Shelly Gotlieb run 2 now - Kiwi drops in to the creeper rail, bonk, front board, front one, cab 5, and then stacks it on what looks to be a back 9! Bold move but that sees her out of the 'Lympics now

7:13

Sam:

Was she going for a 10?

7:14

Sam:

33.75, out of the games. Bye Shelly!

7:14

Duthie:

Cheryl Maas, run 2. This could potentially be her final run - will she step up her protest once she's out?

7:14

Sam:

Maas-ter class coming up

7:14

Duthie:

Oh dear, she's down on the first rail and is visibly gutted.

7:14

Duthie:

And her 'hop of shame' doesn't go well, but she still goes for the first kicker! Nearly a switch backside 720, then skips the next ones.

7:15

Ed:

Aimee, wooing the world with her attitude again.

7:16

Sam:

Aimee Fuller run 2 now, looking stoked! 5050, noseslide, 5050 front one (?) cab under, double? NO! So close but reverted out for the third time in these games. Only 1 Brit in the finals... for now

7:17

Duthie:

Gold metal for don't-give-a-shit attitude, she's having a blast out there. The tricks just weren't there though.

7:18

Sam:

She's having a rad time though, showing everyone what real snowboarding is all about

7:18

A sweet underflip from Aimee Fuller but it wasn't enough.

7:18

Sam:

37.50 for Aimee, no one from the second runs getting through yet!

7:18

Duthie:

Now it's Silje Norendal, Run 2. She needs to calm down. Sketchy start to the rails, apart from that lovely butter on the cannon with back 1 out. Cab 5, back 5 and switch backside 180 on the kickers - way better than we've seen from her.

7:20

Duthie:

They're taking ages... and she's in 4th with 78.75!

7:21

4th place for Silje. Will it be enough?

7:21

Sam:

On the bubble now, can Sina knock her off?

7:21

toddrichards@btoddrichards

The women are getting busy on the slope course right now. Some big surprises coming ! I'm not spoiling it, but you can watch the live feed.

Duthie:

It's going to be a tense time as the remaining riders try to bump her from that spot.

7:21

Cooler Magazine@coolermag

Phh, under pressure, but that was solid! @SiljeNorendal stomps her second run.. could she have made it to finals with that?

Ian Softley@iansoftley

Gutted for @aimee_fuller #sochi2014 #slopestyle @TeamGB

Cooler Magazine@coolermag

@aimee_fuller flipping all over the place, she won't make the finals. But she's kept it fun for all!pic.twitter.com/VypYupOwVS

samkate@kneedeepsnow

wow major crush on aimee fuller

Sam:

Sina Candrian now, second run - front board, cab 5, back 3 and a lovely front 7! Going huge

7:22

O.G.@guzman_42

LOOVE watching #slopestyle SOOO glad the added it to the Olympics :)

BBC Sport@BBCSport

Aimee Fuller throws down some big tricks in her 2nd run but can only score 37.50 #Sochi2014bbc.in/1nlbpmO pic.twitter.com/RXwkKHiYS0

Duthie:

Great pic there BBC

Duthie:

Jessika Jenson, Run 2. She just got bumped down, and will be looking to get her final spot back.

7:24

Sina with a lovely frontside melon.

7:24

Saija Järvenoja

#morning #coffee #olympics #slopestyle #slowmorning #sunday #<3 7:24 sam: moomins! go finland whitelines@whitelinesmag hearing that the bbc loved having @jamienichollsuk and @billymorgan89 on last night.#smashedit sage kotsenburg@sagekotsenburg @btoddrichards hahaha i would definitely be rocking it backwards still.. #stoyach cooler magazine@coolermag 'you do a little 180 piste you feel like best rider in world' @tim_warwood confidence! duthie: wow, silje gets out of jail there! jessika got sweet cab 5 truck driver (double grab - sage's influence there?), nearly back 7 off bottom kicker, but came down over tail her board. 7:25 jessica jenson takes leaf teammate kotsenburg's book with double grab. well worked ok for him! 7:26 @jme_anderson getting legs ready to stomp olympic finals!!pic.twitter.com>