Freestyle skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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]

Freestyle Skiing
at the XVI Olympic Winter Games
Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg
VenueTignes
DatesFebruary 12–13, 1992
Competitors71 from 18 nations
← 1988
1994 →

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

[1]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France (FRA)1102
2  United States (USA)1012
3  Unified Team (EUN)0101
4  Norway (NOR)0011
Totals (4 nations)2226

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

Men's EventsEdit

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
moguls
details
Edgar Grospiron
  France
25.81 Olivier Allamand
  France
24.87 Nelson Carmichael
  United States
24.82

Women's EventsEdit

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
moguls
details
Donna Weinbrecht
  United States
23.69 Yelizaveta Kozhevnikova
  Unified Team
23.50 Stine Lise Hattestad
  Norway
23.04

Participating NOCsEdit

Eighteen nations participated in freestyle skiing at Albertville.

[1]

Demonstration eventsEdit

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 AerialsEdit

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 BalletEdit

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 AerialsEdit

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 BalletEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Albertville 1992 Official Report" (PDF). Le Comite d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques Albertville. LA84 Foundation. 1992. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2014.

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