FIS Snowboarding World Championships 2011

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FIS Snowboarding World Championships 2011
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Big Air men
Snowboard cross men women
Halfpipe   men   women
Slopestyle   men   women
Parallel giant slalom men women
Parallel slalom men women

The FIS Snowboarding World Championships 2011 was held between January 14 and 22 in La Molina and Barcelona Spain.[1]

All the competitions were held in La Molina, except the big air competition, which was held in Barcelona.[2]

Organisation[edit]

Media and marketing[edit]

The TV broadcast rights were sold to Eurosport in Europe, CBC in Canada, Sky A in Japan, and ORF was given the rights to broadcast in Austria.[3]

Venues[edit]

The world championships began with the big air competition at the Palau Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona.[4] A ramp 102 feet (31 m) long was constructed on the location and an estimated 17,000 fans attended the finals of the event on January 15.[5] The remaining events all took place in La Molina beginning on January 17. La Molina is two hours north of Barcelona in the Pyrenees and is the oldest ski resort in Spain.[5]

Similar to the 2010 Winter Olympics, the La Molina venue suffered from excessive warmth which threatened the events for the World Championships. Much of the surrounding slopes were barren of snow as most of the remaining snow was piled on the courses and venues for the event.

Results[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Big air
details [6]
 Petja Piiroinen (FIN) 51.7  Seppe Smits (BEL) * 48.9  Rocco van Straten (NED) 47.4
Halfpipe
details[7]
 Nathan Johnstone (AUS) 26.8  Iouri Podladtchikov (SWI) 26.2  Markus Malin (FIN) 24.3
Slopestyle
details[8]
 Seppe Smits (BEL) 28.7  Niklas Mattsson (SWE) 28.1  Ville Paumola (FIN) 26.2
Snowboard cross
details[9]
 Alex Pullin (AUS)  Seth Wescott (USA)  Nate Holland (USA)
Parallel giant slalom
details[10]
 Benjamin Karl (AUT)  Rok Marguc (SLO)  Roland Fischnaller (ITA)
Parallel slalom
details[11]
 Benjamin Karl (AUT)  Simon Schoch (SWI)  Rok Marguc (SLO)

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Halfpipe
details[14]
 Holly Crawford (AUS) 26.7  Ursina Haller (SWI) 23.4  Liu Jiayu (CHN) 22.5
Slopestyle
details[15]
 Enni Rukajärvi (FIN) 28.2  Sarka Pancochova (CZE) 25.2  Shelly Gotlieb (NZL) 21.6
Snowboard cross
details[16]
 Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)  Nelly Moenne Loccoz (FRA)  Dominique Maltais (CAN)
Parallel giant slalom
details[17]
 Alena Zavarzina (RUS)  Claudia Riegler (AUT)  Doris Günther (AUT)
Parallel slalom
details[18]
 Hilde-Katrine Engeli (NOR)  Nicolien Sauerbreij (NED)  Claudia Riegler (AUT)

Medal table[edit]

17 countries won medals at these championships, a new record. The Czech Republic and New Zealand won their first medals at the World Snowboarding Championships, while Belgium won its first ever gold medal.[citation needed]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia 3 0 0 3
2  Austria 2 1 2 5
3  Finland 2 0 2 4
4  United States 1 1 1 3
5  Belgium 1 1 0 2
6  Russia 1 0 0 1
6  Norway 1 0 0 1
8   Switzerland 0 3 0 3
9  Netherlands 0 1 1 2
9  Slovenia 0 1 1 2
11  France 0 1 0 1
11  Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
11  Sweden 0 1 0 1
14  Canada 0 0 1 1
14  China 0 0 1 1
14  Italy 0 0 1 1
14  New Zealand 0 0 1 1
Total 11 11 11 33

Participating nations[edit]

A record of 370 participants from 44 nations competed.[3] Canada has sent the biggest team with 47 entries and 31 athletes,[19] while Montenegro only sent a delegation of one.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIS World Championships". sunsetvine.co.uk. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "WC2011 Program". FIS Snowboarding World Championships 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Record participation at 9th FIS Snowboard WCS". FIS Snowboard.com. January 11, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  4. ^ George Johnson (15 January 2011). "Canada’s Stone wins big air silver at snowboard worlds". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  5. ^ a b "Big air in Barcelona". Planet Ski. January 17, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  6. ^ "Men's Snowboard World Championships Big Air Results". FIS. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  7. ^ "Men's halfpipe Results". FIS. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Snowboard FIS World Championship Men's slopestyle results". FIS. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Snowboard FIS World Championship Men's snowboard cross Results bracket". FIS|. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Snowboard FIS World Championship Men's parallel giant slalom Final results". FIS. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  11. ^ "Snowboard FIS World Championship Men's parallel slalom Final results". FIS. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "Stone commits anti-doping rule violation". FIS. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Ladies' halfpipe Results". FIS. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Snowboard FIS World Championship Women's slopestyle Final results". FIS. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  16. ^ "Snowboard FIS World Championship Ladies' snowboard cross Results bracket". FIS|. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  17. ^ "Snowboard FIS World Championship Women's parallel giant slalom Final results". FIS. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  18. ^ "Snowboard FIS World Championship Women's parallel slalom Final results". FIS. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  19. ^ a b "Worlds begin Saturday". Canada Snowboard. January 14, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  20. ^ a b c d "La Molina has record participation with 370 of the best Snowboarders in the World". La Molina 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  21. ^ "Suomelta ennätyksellisen iso joukkue lumilautailun MM-kisoihin". MTV3 Urheilu. January 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  22. ^ "U.S. Snowboard World Championships Team Unveiled". January 14, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-18.