Freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's ski cross

The men's ski cross event in freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia took place on February 20, 2014.[1]

Men's ski cross
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueRosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Dates20 February 2014
Competitors31 from 13 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jean-Frédéric Chapuis  France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Arnaud Bovolenta  France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jonathan Midol  France
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ResultsEdit

The event was started at 11:45.[2]

SeedingEdit

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference Notes
1 4 Victor Öhling Norberg   Sweden 1:15.59 0.00 Q
2 2 Christopher Del Bosco   Canada 1:15.91 +0.32 Q
3 8 Brady Leman   Canada 1:16.43 +0.84 Q
4 15 Jean-Frédéric Chapuis   France 1:16.77 +1.18 Q
5 18 Anton Grimus   Australia 1:16.82 +1.23 Q
6 9 David Duncan   Canada 1:17.31 +1.72 Q
7 13 Filip Flisar   Slovenia 1:17.35 +1.76 Q
8 16 Armin Niederer   Switzerland 1:17.39 +1.80 Q
9= 3 Tomáš Kraus   Czech Republic 1:17.41 +1.82 Q
9= 12 Jouni Pellinen   Finland 1:17.41 +1.82 Q
11 17 Arnaud Bovolenta   France 1:17.48 +1.89 Q
12 5 Andreas Matt   Austria 1:17.55 +1.96 Q
13 7 Daniel Bohnacker   Germany 1:17.59 +2.00 Q
14= 22 Christoph Wahrstötter   Austria 1:17.72 +2.13 Q
14= 14 Thomas Zangerl   Austria 1:17.72 +2.13 Q
16 32 Sergey Mozhaev   Russia 1:17.83 +2.24 Q
17 24 Egor Korotkov   Russia 1:17.87 +2.28 Q
18 25 Didrik Bastian Juell   Norway 1:18.03 +2.44 Q
19 19 Thomas Fischer   Germany 1:18.06 +2.47 Q
20 6 John Teller   United States 1:18.14 +2.55 Q
21 10 Jonas Devouassoux   France 1:18.32 +2.73 Q
22 28 Michael Forslund   Sweden 1:18.33 +2.74 Q
23 20 Christian Mithassel   Norway 1:18.40 +2.81 Q
24 31 Scott Kneller   Australia 1:18.58 +2.99 Q
25 23 Thomas Borge Lie   Norway 1:18.69 +3.10 Q
26 29 Florian Eigler   Germany 1:18.91 +3.32 Q
27 27 John Eklund   Sweden 1:18.97 +3.38 Q
28 26 Patrick Koller   Austria 1:19.12 +3.53 Q
29 11 Jonathan Midol   France 1:19.57 +3.98 Q
30 1 Alex Fiva   Switzerland DNF Q
31 21 Andreas Schauer   Germany DNF Q
32 30 Michael Schmid   Switzerland DNS Q

Q – Qualified for 1/8 finals; DNF – Did not finish; DNS – Did not start

Elimination RoundEdit

1/8 finalsEdit

The 32 seeds advanced to the 1/8 finals. From here, they participated in four-person elimination races, with the top two from each race advancing.[3]

QuarterfinalsEdit

The top 2 from each heat of the 1/8 round advanced to the 1/4 round. From here, they participated in four-person elimination races, with the top two from each race advancing.

SemifinalsEdit

The top 2 from each heat of the 1/4 round advanced to the semifinals. From here, they participated in four-person elimination races, with the top two from each race advancing to the final and the third and fourth entering a classification race.

FinalsEdit

Small Final
Rank Bib Name Country Notes
5 17 Egor Korotkov   Russia
6 7 Filip Flisar   Slovenia
7 8 Armin Niederer   Switzerland
8 26 Florian Eigler   Germany DNF
Big Final
Rank Bib Name Country Notes
  4 Jean-Frédéric Chapuis   France
  11 Arnaud Bovolenta   France
  29 Jonathan Midol   France
4 3 Brady Leman   Canada

ControversyEdit

Both Canada and Slovenia appealed separately to the Court of Arbitration for Sport that the three French athletes in the Big Final had their pants illegally changed by their coach. They argued it gave the three an aerodynamic advantage over the rest of the field. Both countries first appealed to the International Ski Federation, but were rejected since they appealed hours after the end of the competition (when the deadline was 15 minutes after the close of the race). The appeal to the court was ultimately unsuccessful as well, because the Court agreed with the ski federation that the appeal was filed past the deadline.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Freestyle Skiing Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  2. ^ Final Results
  3. ^ "Men's Ski Cross 1/8 Finals". SOOC. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Canada's skicross appeal over altered pants dismissed". Associated Press. Sochi, Russia: Toronto Star. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.