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Snowboarding at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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]

Snowboarding
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Snowboarding (Cross), Sochi 2014.png Snowboarding (Halfpipe), Sochi 2014.pngSnowboarding (Parallel Giant Slalom), Sochi 2014.png Snowboarding (Slopestyle), Sochi 2014.png
Pictograms for, clockwise from top left, cross, halfpipe, slopestyle and giant parallel slalom.
Venue Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Dates 6–22 February 2014
No. of events 10
Competitors 243 from 31 nations
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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 prompted organisers to modify the slopestyle course in the week before the Games.[3]

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Competition scheduleEdit

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 summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

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 eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's parallel slalom
details
Vic Wild
  Russia
Žan Košir
  Slovenia
Benjamin Karl
  Austria
Men's parallel giant slalom
details
Vic Wild
  Russia
Nevin Galmarini
  Switzerland
Žan Košir
  Slovenia
Men's halfpipe
details
Iouri Podladtchikov
  Switzerland
94.75 Ayumu Hirano
  Japan
93.50 Taku Hiraoka
  Japan
92.25
Men's slopestyle
details
Sage Kotsenburg
  United States
93.50 Ståle Sandbech
  Norway
91.75 Mark McMorris
  Canada
88.75
Men's snowboard cross
details
Pierre Vaultier
  France
Nikolay Olyunin
  Russia
Alex Deibold
  United States

Women's eventsEdit

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

QualificationEdit

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 nationsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.