Freestyle skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Freestyle Skiing
at the XVI Olympic Winter Games
Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Tignes
Dates February 12-13, 1992
Competitors 71 from 18 nations
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Freestyle skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics
Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg
Moguls   men   women

Freestyle skiing was an official sport discipline for the first time at the 1992 Winter Olympics, with medals awarded in the moguls event. The venue was Tignes, about 85 km from host city Albertville.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

[1]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France (FRA) 1 1 0 2
2  United States (USA) 1 0 1 2
3  Unified Team (EUN) 0 1 0 1
4  Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6

The hosts from France led the medal table, with a gold and a silver medal, both in the men's moguls.

Men's Events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's moguls
details
 Edgar Grospiron
France (FRA)
25.81  Olivier Allamand
France (FRA)
24.87  Nelson Carmichael
United States (USA)
24.82

Women's Events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's moguls
details
 Donna Weinbrecht
United States (USA)
23.69  Yelizaveta Kozhevnikova
Unified Team (EUN)
23.50  Stine Lise Hattestad
Norway (NOR)
23.04

Participating NOCs[edit]

Eighteen nations participated in freestyle skiing at Albertville.

[1]

Demonstration events[edit]

Six years after the first World Championships in Tignes, while moguls were an official medal event, aerials and ballets were demonstration events; for the second time after Calgary. Aerials were dominated by the Canadians and in particular by the world champion Philippe LaRoche and by Nicolas Fontaine. Didier Méda from France, second in Calgary, will jump with joy when learning about his third place. The women event is won by Colette Brand from Switzerland.

For the ballet, a bit similar to figure skating but on snow, Lane Spina from the US, second in Calgary, took the third place behind Kristiansen who had put emphasis on his aerial performances. Both of them were defeated by Fabrice Becker from France who won points on composition and style for a well choreographed tango performance. Among the women, Conny Kissling won her 102nd victory, in front of Cathy Féchoz from Courchevel.

Men's Aerials[edit]

Place Athlete Score
1  Philippe LaRoche (CAN) 237.47
2  Nicolas Fontaine (CAN) 228.88
3  Didier Méda (FRA) 219.44
4  Jean-Marc Bacquin (FRA) 206.71
5  Kris Feddersen (USA) 201.74
6  Hugo Bonatti (AUT) 198.15
7  Trace Worthington (USA) 192.16
8  Alexander Stoegner (AUT) 187.67

Men's Ballet[edit]

Place Athlete Score
1  Fabrice Becker (FRA) 28.15
2  Rune Kristiansen (NOR) 28.00
3  Lane Spina (USA) 27.40
4  Richard Pierce (CAN) 27.30
5  Heini Baumgartner (SUI) 25.85
6  Armin Weiß (GER) 25.64
7  Roberto Franco (ITA) 25.50
8  Jeffrey Wintersteen (USA) 24.80

Women's Aerials[edit]

Place Athlete Score
1  Colette Brand (SUI) 157.51
2  Marie Lindgren (SWE) 155.10
3  Elfie Simchen (GER) 153.94
4  Jilly Curry (GBR) 151.13
5  Lina Cheryazova (EUN) 150.00
6  Hilde Synnøve Lid (NOR) 144.65
7  Kirstie Marshall (AUS) 139.55
8  Maja Schmid (SUI) 129.47

Women's Ballet[edit]

Place Athlete Score
1  Conny Kissling (SUI) 25.30
2  Cathy Féchoz (FRA) 25.20
3  Sharon Petzold (USA) 24.10
4  Julia Snell (GBR) 22.85
5  Annika Johansson (SWE) 22.80
6  Ellen Breen (USA) 22.30
7  Maja Schmid (SUI) 21.60
8  Raquel Gutierrez (ESP) 21.50

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Albertville 1992 Official Report". Le Comite d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques Albertville. LA84 Foundation. 1992. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 

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