BBC Sport - Sochi 2014: Seamus O'Connor qualifies for halfpipe semi-final

Irish snowboarder into Sochi semis

16-year old Irish snowboarder Seamus O'Connor is through to Tuesday's semi-finals of the snowboard halfpipe, after finishing eighth in qualification.

American-born O'Conner's mother is from Russia, his father grew up in England, and his grandparents are Irish

Great British competitors Ben Kilner and Dom Harington both crashed out of the competition finishing in 16th and 20th.

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