At the 2002 Winter Olympics, two days after Steve Bradbury gave Australia its first-ever Winter Olympic gold medal, Alisa Camplin won the freestyle aerials event, becoming the first Australian woman to win gold at the Winter Games; four years later, she collected a second consecutive medal, a bronze. In 2010, the third Olympics hosted by Canada finally consecrated a Canadian athlete as Olympic champion: Alexandre Bilodeau took the gold medal in the men's moguls, overcoming defending champion Dale Begg-Smith of Australia.Kari Traa of Norway has won three medals (one gold, one silver, one bronze) in three successive Games, more than any other freestyle skier at the Winter Olympics. Begg-Smith and Janne Lahtela of Finland are the most successful male freestyle skiers, with one gold and one silver medal each. No skier has won more than one gold medal or has managed to defend their Olympic title. The youngest freestyle skier to win an Olympic medal is Russian Yelizaveta Kozhevnikova, who secured a silver in 1992 with 18 years old, while Tatjana Mittermayer of Germany is the oldest medalist, following her silver in the 1998 moguls event, aged 33.
As of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the United States is the most successful nation in the history of Olympic freestyle skiing, having collected a total of 14 medals: five gold, five silver, and four bronze. They are followed by Canada with nine medals (four gold, three silver, two bronze). Together with France and Norway, the United States are also the only nation to have won a medal at every Winter Olympics featuring freestyle skiing as an official Olympic sport discipline. Overall, 72 medals (24 of each color) have been awarded to 58 skiers representing 17 National Olympic Committees (NOC).
Alexandre Bilodeau's victory in the 2010 men's moguls event made him the first-ever Canadian to win a gold medal at an Olympic Games held in Canada. In 2014, he became the first Olympic champion in moguls who defended his title.