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Freestyle skiing at the Winter Olympics

 

Freestyle skiing at the Winter Olympics

Freestyle skiing at the Winter Olympics
Governing body FIS
Events 8 (men: 4; women: 4)
Games
1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952
1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976
1980 1984 1988 1992 1994 1998
2002 2006 2010 2014
Note: demonstration sport years indicated in italics
Medalists

Freestyle skiing has been contested at the Winter Olympic Games since the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Events 2
  • Medal table 3
  • Number of athletes by Nation 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Freestyle skiing was a demonstration sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics, with moguls, aerials, and ballet events. Moguls became an official medal sport at the 1992 games, while aerials and ballet were still demonstration events. At the 1994 games, aerials also became an official medal event and the ski ballet competition was dropped. For the 2010 Winter Olympics, ski cross was added to the program while for the 2014 Winter Olympics half-pipe and slopestyle were added.[1]

Alexandre Bilodeau became the first freestyle skiing gold medalist to defend his Olympic title, and first repeat gold medalist, winning the men's moguls at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, having previously won the same event at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.[2]

Events

= official event, (d) = demonstration event
Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 Years
Men's moguls (d) 7
Men's aerials (d) (d) 6
Men's ski cross 2
Men's ski half-pipe 1
Men's ski slopestyle 1
Men's ski ballet (d) (d)             -
Women's moguls (d) 7
Women's aerials (d) (d) 6
Women's ski cross 2
Women's ski half-pipe 1
Women's ski slopestyle 1
Women's ski ballet (d) (d)             -
Total events 6 6 4 4 4 4 6 10

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 8 7 6 21
2  Canada (CAN) 8 7 3 18
3  Australia (AUS) 3 2 2 7
4  Belarus (BLR) 3 1 2 6
5  Switzerland (SUI) 3 0 1 4
6  France (FRA) 2 4 6 12
7  Norway (NOR) 2 2 4 8
8  China (CHN) 1 4 3 8
9  Finland (FIN) 1 2 1 4
10  Japan (JPN) 1 0 2 3
11  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 0 0 1
 Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 0 0 1
13  Russia (RUS) 0 1 3 4
14  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 1 2
15  Austria (AUT) 0 1 0 1
 Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
 Unified Team (EUN) 0 1 0 1
Total 34 34 34 102

Number of athletes by Nation

Nation 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 Years
 Argentina (ARG)                               1 1 1 3
 Armenia (ARM)                               1 1
 Australia (AUS)                               2 5 5 7 9 11 6
 Austria (AUT)                               1 2 1 1 9 5
 Belarus (BLR)                               4 6 5 6 6 5
 Canada (CAN)                               7 11 12 14 14 18 6
 China (CHN)                               2 5 7 8 8 5
 Czech Republic (CZE)                               1 2 3 7 4
 Denmark (DEN)                               1 1 1 3
 Finland (FIN)                               4 3 4 4 4 4 6
 France (FRA)                               6 8 7 6 5 11 6
 Germany (GER)                               4 5 3 2 5 5
 Great Britain (GBR)                               5 3 3 3 3 5
 Italy (ITA)                               6 6 2 1 6 1 6
 Jamaica (JAM)                               1 1
 Japan (JPN)                               1 3 7 8 9 10 6
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)                               1 2 1 3 5 5
 Latvia (LAT)                               1 1
 Netherlands (NED)                               1 1
 New Zealand (NZL)                               2 1 2
 Norway (NOR)                               2 4 2 3 2 6 6
 Poland (POL)                               1 1
 Portugal (POR)                               1 1
 Puerto Rico (PUR)                               2 1
 Romania (ROU)                               1 1
 Russia (RUS)                               6 9 12 13 12 5
 Slovenia (SLO)                               2 1 1 2 3 5
 South Korea (KOR)                               1 1 2
 Spain (ESP)                               2 2 1 1 4
 Switzerland (SUI)                               5 6 4 6 4 14 6
 Sweden (SWE)                               4 8 8 4 4 8 6
 Ukraine (UKR)                               3 7 3 7 6 5
 Unified Team (EUN)                               8 1
 United States (USA)                               8 12 14 14 14 18 6
 Uzbekistan (UZB)                               3 1 2
Nations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18 21 25 21 22 27 35
Athletes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 71 97 110 104 119 172 673
Year 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 6

See also

References

  1. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/news/story?id=6273652
  2. ^ Will Graves (2014-02-10). "Canada's Alex Bilodeau takes gold in men's moguls, first two-time freestyle Olympic champion". Associated Press (The Republic (Columbus, Indiana)). 

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Ottawa Citizen: "Moguls glossary" - 2010 Winter Games
  • CanWest News Service: "Ski Cross glossary" - 2010 Winter Games
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