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Posted: 02/8/2014 4:09 AM | Comments: 0
KRASNAYA POLAYNA, Russia - Charles Reid finally made the Olympics after being unable to compete at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
Reid, from Mont-Tremblant, Que., missed the qualification event for snowboarding halfpipe at the Vancouver Olympics after suffering a concussion in World Cup competition.
But the 23-year-old persevered and qualified for Canada's slopestyle team as the sport made its Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Games.
Reid was eliminated after finishing 14th in the men's semifinal Saturday.
Slopestyle is a high-flying sport taken from the Winter X-Games where riders perform tricks and jumps on features like pipes and rails on their way down the hill.
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