Snowboarding at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Snowboarding
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Venue Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Dates 6–22 February 2014
Competitors 243 from 31 nations
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Snowboarding at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Snowboarding pictogram.svg
Halfpipe   men   women
Parallel giant slalom men women
Parallel slalom men women
Slopestyle men women
Snowboard cross men women

Snowboarding at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi was held at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. The events were held between 6 and 22 February 2014.[1] A total of ten snowboarding events were held at Sochi 2014 which include parallel giant slalom, snowboard cross, half-pipe, and the new events of parallel slalom and slopestyle.[2]

A crash in practice from Norwegian slopestyle snowboarder Torstein Horgmo, who fractured his collarbone, and complaints from other athletes that some jumps were too steep have prompted organizers to modify the slopestyle course in the week before the Games.[3]

Competition schedule[edit]

Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Rosa Khutor Extreme Park
Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort, the venue for snowboard

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

All times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Event
6 February 10:00 Men's and Women's slopestyle qualification
8 February 09:30 Men's slopestyle semifinals
12:45 Men's slopestyle
9 February 10:30 Women's slopestyle qualification
13:15 Women's slopestyle
11 February 14:00 Men's halfpipe
19:00 Men's halfpipe qualification
21:30 Men's halfpipe
12 February 14:00 Women's halfpipe
19:00 Women's halfpipe qualification
21:30 Women's halfpipe
16 February 11:00 Women's snowboard cross qualification
13:15 Women's snowboard cross
17 February 11:00 Men's snowboard cross qualification
13:30 Men's snowboard cross
19 February 09:00 Men's and Women's parallel giant slalom qualification
13:00 Men's and Women's parallel giant slalom
22 February 09:15 Men's and Women's parallel slalom qualification
13:15 Men's and Women's parallel slalom

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 3 0 2 5
2  Russia (RUS) 2 1 1 4
3  Switzerland (SUI) 2 1 0 3
4  Austria (AUT) 1 0 1 2
 France (FRA) 1 0 1 2
6  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 0 0 1
7  Japan (JPN) 0 2 1 3
8  Canada (CAN) 0 1 1 2
 Germany (GER) 0 1 1 2
 Slovenia (SLO) 0 1 1 2
11  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 1 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
14  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's parallel slalom
details
 Vic Wild
Russia (RUS)
 Žan Košir
Slovenia (SLO)
 Benjamin Karl
Austria (AUT)
Men's parallel giant slalom
details
 Vic Wild
Russia (RUS)
 Nevin Galmarini
Switzerland (SUI)
 Žan Košir
Slovenia (SLO)
Men's halfpipe
details
 Iouri Podladtchikov
Switzerland (SUI)
94.75  Ayumu Hirano
Japan (JPN)
93.50  Taku Hiraoka
Japan (JPN)
92.25
Men's slopestyle
details
 Sage Kotsenburg
United States (USA)
93.50  Ståle Sandbech
Norway (NOR)
91.75  Mark McMorris
Canada (CAN)
88.75
Men's snowboard cross
details
 Pierre Vaultier
France (FRA)
 Nikolay Olyunin
Russia (RUS)
 Alex Deibold
United States (USA)

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's parallel slalom
details
 Julia Dujmovits
Austria (AUT)
 Anke Karstens
Germany (GER)
 Amelie Kober
Germany (GER)
Women's parallel giant slalom
details
 Patrizia Kummer
Switzerland (SUI)
 Tomoka Takeuchi
Japan (JPN)
 Alena Zavarzina
Russia (RUS)
Women's halfpipe
details
 Kaitlyn Farrington
United States (USA)
91.75  Torah Bright
Australia (AUS)
91.50  Kelly Clark
United States (USA)
90.75
Women's slopestyle
details
 Jamie Anderson
United States (USA)
95.25  Enni Rukajärvi
Finland (FIN)
92.50  Jenny Jones
Great Britain (GBR)
87.25
Women's snowboard cross
details
 Eva Samková
Czech Republic (CZE)
 Dominique Maltais
Canada (CAN)
 Chloé Trespeuch
France (FRA)

Qualification[edit]

A total of 252 quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum of 24 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] Countries are allowed to enter the same athlete into more than one event, further reducing the amount of athletes competing.

Participating nations[edit]

243 athletes from 31 nations participated, with number of athletes in parentheses. Croatia, Kazakhstan and Serbia made their Olympic debuts in the sport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Competition Schedule". SOCOG. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Gillespie, Kerry (30 October 2013). "Sochi 2014: Younger, hipper Olympics to feature slew of new events". Toronto Star. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sochi Snowboarding Course Deemed Too Dangerous After Accident". The Moscow Times. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Snowboarding Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014" (PDF). International Ski Federation. December 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2012.