List of Olympic medalists in freestyle skiing

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Three smiling women stand side-by-side with one arm over each other's back. Each holds high a flower bouquet and wears a medal around the neck. On the left, a long-haired blond wears a shiny light-gray jacket and winter cap with a badge bearing the Norwegian flag and Olympic rings. On the center, another long-haired blond wears a red jacket and red-and-white winter cap. On the right, a long-haired brunette wears a white jacket with blue and red stripes on the back.
The medalists of the inaugural women's ski cross event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. From left to right: Hedda Berntsen of Norway (silver), Ashleigh McIvor of Canada (gold), and Marion Josserand of France (bronze).

Freestyle skiing is one of the six skiing disciplines contested at the Winter Olympic Games, and one of the youngest.[1] In 1924, the first Winter Olympics featured Nordic skiing disciplines (cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and Nordic combined),[2] while alpine skiing was first contested in 1936.[3] Only at the 1992 Winter Olympics, in Albertville, France, were freestyle skiing events first held as official medal events.[4] Before that, freestyle skiing was contested at the 1988 Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport, consisting of events for both men and women in three variants: moguls, aerials and ski ballet.[5] In Albertville, moguls was the first-ever official freestyle skiing medal event; aerials and ski ballet were also held but still as demonstration events.[5] The growing popularity of aerials convinced the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to add this freestyle discipline to the 1994 Winter Olympics official program.[5] Moguls and aerials have thus been contested at every Winter Games since. Ski cross inclusion in the Winter Olympics program was approved at an IOC Executive Board meeting in November 2006, and the first events were held at the 2010 Winter Olympics.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

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).


Table of contents
Men

MogulsAerialsSki crossHalpipeSlopestyle

Women

MogulsAerialsSki crossHalpipeSlopestyle

Statistics        See also        References

Men[edit]

A brown-haired and brown-eyed young man, with a goatee, wears a red-white-and-black winter cap, and a similarly colored black-lined hooded jacket over a white t-shirt.
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.
A smiling young man is geared up with a yellow-striped black winter jacket, black and gray protective helmet with orange lettering at the front, and winter goggles around his neck. He is at a snow-covered site along with other people.
In 2010, Michael Schmid of Switzerland won the inaugural men's ski cross event with a perfect sheet: first place in every race of the qualifying and elimination rounds.

Moguls[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
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 Edgar Grospiron (FRA)  Olivier Allamand (FRA)  Nelson Carmichael (USA)
1994 Lillehammer
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 Jean-Luc Brassard (CAN)  Sergey Shupletsov (RUS)  Edgar Grospiron (FRA)
1998 Nagano
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 Jonny Moseley (USA)  Janne Lahtela (FIN)  Sami Mustonen (FIN)
2002 Salt Lake City
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 Janne Lahtela (FIN)  Travis Mayer (USA)  Richard Gay (FRA)
2006 Turin
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 Dale Begg-Smith (AUS)  Mikko Ronkainen (FIN)  Toby Dawson (USA)
2010 Vancouver
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 Alexandre Bilodeau (CAN)  Dale Begg-Smith (AUS)  Bryon Wilson (USA)
2014 Sochi
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 Alexandre Bilodeau (CAN)  Mikaël Kingsbury (CAN)  Alexandr Smyshlyaev (RUS)

Aerials[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1994 Lillehammer
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 Andreas Schönbächler (SUI)  Philippe LaRoche (CAN)  Lloyd Langlois (CAN)
1998 Nagano
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 Eric Bergoust (USA)  Sébastien Foucras (FRA)  Dmitri Dashinski (BLR)
2002 Salt Lake City
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 Aleš Valenta (CZE)  Joe Pack (USA)  Aleksei Grishin (BLR)
2006 Turin
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 Han Xiaopeng (CHN)  Dmitri Dashinski (BLR)  Vladimir Lebedev (RUS)
2010 Vancouver
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 Aleksei Grishin (BLR)  Jeret Peterson (USA)  Liu Zhongqing (CHN)
2014 Sochi
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 Anton Kushnir (BLR)  David Morris (AUS)  Jia Zongyang (CHN)

Ski cross[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2010 Vancouver
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 Michael Schmid (SUI)  Andreas Matt (AUT)  Audun Grønvold (NOR)
2014 Sochi
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 Jean-Frédéric Chapuis (FRA)  Arnaud Bovolenta (FRA)  Jonathan Midol (FRA)

Halfpipe[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
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 David Wise (USA)  Mike Riddle (CAN)  Kevin Rolland (FRA)

Slopestyle[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
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 Joss Christensen (USA)  Gus Kenworthy (USA)  Nick Goepper (USA)

Women[edit]

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Canadian skier Jennifer Heil won the women's Olympic moguls event in 2006, and achieved a silver medal in 2010.
Young smiling woman with short brown hair, wearing a white T-shirt with the Red Bull logo and sleeves pulled back. She also wears a pair of sunglasses on top of her head and a golden chain with a circular pendant around her neck. She is on a beach among a group of people.
Evelyne Leu of Switzerland, gold medalist in the women's aerials event at the 2006 Winter Olympics

Moguls[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
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 Donna Weinbrecht (USA)  Yelizaveta Kozhevnikova (EUN)  Stine Lise Hattestad (NOR)
1994 Lillehammer
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 Stine Lise Hattestad (NOR)  Elizabeth McIntyre (USA)  Yelizaveta Kozhevnikova (RUS)
1998 Nagano
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 Tae Satoya (JPN)  Tatjana Mittermayer (GER)  Kari Traa (NOR)
2002 Salt Lake City
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 Kari Traa (NOR)  Shannon Bahrke (USA)  Tae Satoya (JPN)
2006 Turin
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 Jennifer Heil (CAN)  Kari Traa (NOR)  Sandra Laoura (FRA)
2010 Vancouver
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 Hannah Kearney (USA)  Jennifer Heil (CAN)  Shannon Bahrke (USA)
2014 Sochi
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 Justine Dufour-Lapointe (CAN)  Chloé Dufour-Lapointe (CAN)  Hannah Kearney (USA)

Aerials[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1994 Lillehammer
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 Lina Cheryazova (UZB)  Marie Lindgren (SWE)  Hilde Synnøve Lid (NOR)
1998 Nagano
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 Nikki Stone (USA)  Xu Nannan (CHN)  Colette Brand (SUI)
2002 Salt Lake City
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 Alisa Camplin (AUS)  Veronica Brenner (CAN)  Deidra Dionne (CAN)
2006 Turin
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 Evelyne Leu (SUI)  Li Nina (CHN)  Alisa Camplin (AUS)
2010 Vancouver
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 Lydia Lassila (AUS)  Li Nina (CHN)  Guo Xinxin (CHN)
2014 Sochi
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 Alla Tsuper (BLR)  Xu Mengtao (CHN)  Lydia Lassila (AUS)

Ski cross[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2010 Vancouver
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 Ashleigh McIvor (CAN)  Hedda Berntsen (NOR)  Marion Josserand (FRA)
2014 Sochi
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 Marielle Thompson (CAN)  Kelsey Serwa (CAN)  Anna Holmlund (SWE)

Halfpipe[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
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 Maddie Bowman (USA)  Marie Martinod (FRA)  Ayana Onozuka (JPN)

Slopestyle[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
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 Dara Howell (CAN)  Devin Logan (USA)  Kim Lamarre (CAN)

Statistics[edit]

Athlete medal leaders[edit]

Long-haired blond woman with blue eyes, smiling straight at the camera; she wears a light blue hooded jacket. Blurred in the background, there is green vegetation.
Norway's Kari Traa is the most successful Olympic freestyle skier, with three medals in the women's moguls event: one gold (2002), one silver (2006), and one bronze (1998).
A smiling man with long dark blond hair and a piercing in his left eyebrow is wearing a white winter sports coat over a red jacket; the white coat has a white badge with a red circle in the center.
Janne Lahtela of Finland (pictured) and Dale Begg-Smith of Australia have won two medals each (one gold and one silver) in the men's moguls.
A man skis down a snow-covered slope with his arms in the air and fists closed. He is wearing black equipment with a blue-and-white vest bearing the Olympic rings and the number ten; a black helmet, black-and-white gloves, protective glasses, and red boots attached to black skis.
After a bronze medal in 2002 and a fourth place in 2006, Belarusian skier Aleksei Grishin secured the gold medal in the men's aerials event at the 2010 Games.

Athletes who won at least two medals are listed below.[12]

Athlete Nation Event Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Traa, KariKari Traa  Norway (NOR) Women's Moguls 1998–2006 1 1 1 3
Bilodeau, AlexandreAlexandre Bilodeau  Canada (CAN) Men's Moguls 2006–2014 2 0 0 2
Begg-Smith, DaleDale Begg-Smith  Australia (AUS) Men's Moguls 2006–2014 1 1 0 2
Heil, JenniferJennifer Heil  Canada (CAN) Women's Moguls 2002–2010 1 1 0 2
Lahtela, JanneJanne Lahtela  Finland (FIN) Men's Moguls 1998–2002 1 1 0 2
Kearney, HannahHannah Kearney  United States (USA) Men's Moguls 2006–2014 1 0 1 2
Camplin, AlisaAlisa Camplin  Australia (AUS) Women's Aerials 2002–2006 1 0 1 2
Lassila, LydiaLydia Lassila  Australia (AUS) Women's Aerials 2002–2014 1 0 1 2
Grospiron, EdgarEdgar Grospiron  France (FRA) Men's Moguls 1992–1994 1 0 1 2
Hattestad, Stine LiseStine Lise Hattestad  Norway (NOR) Women's Moguls 1992–1994 1 0 1 2
Satoya, TaeTae Satoya  Japan (JPN) Women's Moguls 1994–2006 1 0 1 2
Grishin, AlekseiAleksei Grishin  Belarus (BLR) Men's Aerials 2002–2010 1 0 1 2
Nina, LiLi Nina  China (CHN) Women's Aerials 2006–2010 0 2 0 2
Bahrke, ShannonShannon Bahrke  United States (USA) Women's Moguls 2002–2010 0 1 1 2
Dashinski, DmitriDmitri Dashinski  Belarus (BLR) Men's Aerials 1998–2006 0 1 1 2
Kozhevnikova, YelizavetaYelizaveta Kozhevnikova  Unified Team (EUN)
 Russia (RUS)
Women's Moguls 1992–1994 0 1 1 2

Medals per year[edit]

× NOC did not exist # Number of medals won by the NOC NOC did not win any medals
Nation 1924–88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 Total
 Australia (AUS)   1 2 2 2 7
 Austria (AUT)   1 1
 Belarus (BLR)   × 1 1 1 1 2 6
 Canada (CAN)   3 2 1 3 9 18
 China (CHN)   1 2 3 2 8
 Czech Republic (CZE)   × 1 1
 Finland (FIN)   2 1 1 4
 France (FRA)   2 1 1 1 1 1 5 12
 Germany (GER)   1 1
 Japan (JPN)   1 1 1 3
 Norway (NOR)   1 2 1 1 1 2 8
 Russia (RUS)   × 2 1 1 4
 Sweden (SWE)   1 1 2
 Switzerland (SUI)   1 1 1 1 4
 Unified Team (EUN)   1 × × × × × × 1
 United States (USA)   2 1 3 3 1 4 7 21
 Uzbekistan (UZB)   × 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  5. ^ a b c "Freestyle Skiing History". CBC Sports. Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ski-cross gets approval for 2010". BBC Sport. November 28, 2008. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (February 18, 2002). "Camplin's aerials win gives Australia another gold". CNNSI.com (CNN). Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  8. ^ Mick, Hayley (February 14, 2010). "Bilodeau wins Canada's first gold on home soil". CTVOlympics.ca (CTV). Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  9. ^ Macur, Juliet (February 12, 2006). "Olympics: Tears and laughter as Canadian favorite takes the honors in moguls". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Factsheet: Records and medals at the Olympic Winter Games" (PDF). Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. August 1, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2009. 
  11. ^ Associated Press (February 12, 1998). "Kraushaar wins Luge by a silver". The Washington Post. 
  12. ^ Kubatko, Justin. "Freestyle Skiing". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 

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