Freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Freestyle skiing
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Dates 6–21 February 2014
Competitors 277 from 30 nations
«2010 2018»
Freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg
Aerials   men   women
Halfpipe men women
Moguls men women
Ski cross men women
Slopestyle men women

Freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics was held at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The ten events took place between 6–21 February 2014.[1]

In April 2011 the International Olympic Committee approved the addition of the halfpipe event for both, men and women.[2] In July 2011, slopestyle was also added to the program, therefore a total of four new events were added to the freestyle skiing program.[3]

Competition schedule[edit]

Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort, the venue for freestyle skiing

The following is the competition schedule for all ten events.[4]

All times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Event
6 February 18:00 Women's moguls qualification
8 February 18:00 Women's moguls qualification 2
22:00 Women's moguls final
10 February 18:00 Men's moguls qualification
22:00 Men's moguls final
11 February 10:00 Women's slopestyle qualification
13:00 Women's slopestyle final
13 February 10:15 Men's slopestyle qualification
13:30 Men's slopestyle final
14 February 17:45 Women's aerials qualification
21:30 Women's aerials final
17 February 17:45 Men's aerials qualification
21:30 Men's aerials final
18 February 17:45 Men's halfpipe qualification
21:30 Men's halfpipe final
20 February 11:45 Men's ski cross qualification
13:30 Men's ski cross finals
18:30 Women's halfpipe qualification
21:30 Women's halfpipe final
21 February 11:45 Women's ski cross qualification
13:30 Women's ski cross finals

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Canada (CAN) 4 4 1 9
2  United States (USA) 3 2 2 7
3  Belarus (BLR) 2 0 0 2
4  France (FRA) 1 2 2 5
5  Australia (AUS) 0 1 1 2
 China (CHN) 0 1 1 2
7  Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 Russia (RUS) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's aerials
details
 Anton Kushnir
Belarus (BLR)
134.50  David Morris
Australia (AUS)
110.41  Jia Zongyang
China (CHN)
95.06
Men's halfpipe
details
 David Wise
United States (USA)
92.00  Mike Riddle
Canada (CAN)
90.60  Kevin Rolland
France (FRA)
88.60
Men's moguls
details
 Alexandre Bilodeau
Canada (CAN)
26.31  Mikaël Kingsbury
Canada (CAN)
24.71  Alexandr Smyshlyaev
Russia (RUS)
24.34
Men's slopestyle
details
 Joss Christensen
United States (USA)
95.80  Gus Kenworthy
United States (USA)
93.60  Nick Goepper
United States (USA)
92.40
Men's ski cross
details
 Jean-Frédéric Chapuis
France (FRA)
 Arnaud Bovolenta
France (FRA)
 Jonathan Midol
France (FRA)

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's aerials
details
 Alla Tsuper
Belarus (BLR)
98.01  Xu Mengtao
China (CHN)
83.50  Lydia Lassila
Australia (AUS)
72.12
Women's halfpipe
details
 Maddie Bowman
United States (USA)
89.00  Marie Martinod
France (FRA)
85.40  Ayana Onozuka
Japan (JPN)
83.20
Women's moguls
details
 Justine Dufour-Lapointe
Canada (CAN)
22.44  Chloé Dufour-Lapointe
Canada (CAN)
21.66  Hannah Kearney
United States (USA)
21.49
Women's slopestyle
details
 Dara Howell
Canada (CAN)
94.20  Devin Logan
United States (USA)
85.40  Kim Lamarre
Canada (CAN)
85.00
Women's ski cross
details
 Marielle Thompson
Canada (CAN)
 Kelsey Serwa
Canada (CAN)
 Anna Holmlund
Sweden (SWE)

Qualification[edit]

A maximum of 282 quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum of 26 athletes could be entered by a National Olympic Committee, with a maximum of 14 men or 14 women. The five different events had different quota amounts allocated to them.[5]

Participating nations[edit]

276 athletes from 30 nations participated, with number of athletes in parentheses. Four nations, Belgium, Brazil, The British Virgin Islands and Chile made their Olympic debuts in the sport. Paraguay made its first appearance at the Winter Olympics, with its only athlete competing in freestyle skiing.[6]

Controversy[edit]

Both Canada and Slovenia both appealed separately to the Court of Arbitration for Sport that the three French athletes in the Big Final of the men's ski cross final, had their pants illegally changed by their coach. They argued it gave the three an aerodynamic advantage over the rest of the field. Both countries first appealed to the International Ski Federation, but were rejected since they appealed hours after the end of the competition (when the deadline was 15 minutes after the close of the race). The appeal to the court was ultimately unsuccessful as well, because the Court agreed with the ski federation that the appeal was filed past the deadline.[7]

Notes[edit]

Alexandre Bilodeau became the first freestyle skiing gold medalist to defend his Olympic title, winning the men's moguls, following up his 2010 Olympics gold in men's moguls.[8] Justine Dufour-Lapointe became the youngest freestyle skiing Olympic champion ever in the women's mogul event.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rosa Khutor Extreme Park". SOOC. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Dwyer, Olivia (6 April 2011). "Ski halfpipe approved for 2014 Olympics". ESPN. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Dwyer, Olivia (4 July 2011). "Slopestyle approved for 2014 Olympics". ESPN. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Freestyle Skiing Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014". International Ski Federation. December 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Vincent, Gordon (6 December 2013). "Winchester's Marino is first Winter Olympian from Paraguay". Middlesex East. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Canada’s skicross appeal over altered pants dismissed". Associated Press (Sochi, Russia: Toronto Star). 23 February 2014. Retrieved March 2014. 
  8. ^ Graves, Will (10 February 2014). "Canada's Alex Bilodeau takes gold in men's moguls, first two-time freestyle Olympic champion". The Republic (Columbus, Indiana). Associated Press. 
  9. ^ The Canadian Press (8 February 2014). "Dufour-Lapointe sisters win gold and silver in Olympic moguls". CTV News.