List of Olympic medalists in freestyle skiing

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Three smiling women stand side-by-side with one arm over each other's back. Each holds high a flower bouquet and wears a medal around the neck. On the left, a long-haired blond wears a shiny light-gray jacket and winter cap with a badge bearing the Norwegian flag and Olympic rings. On the center, another long-haired blond wears a red jacket and red-and-white winter cap. On the right, a long-haired brunette wears a white jacket with blue and red stripes on the back.
The medalists of the inaugural women's ski cross event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. From left to right: Hedda Berntsen of Norway (silver), Ashleigh McIvor of Canada (gold), and Marion Josserand of France (bronze).

Freestyle skiing is one of the six skiing disciplines contested at the Winter Olympic Games, and one of the youngest.[1] In 1924, the first Winter Olympics featured Nordic skiing disciplines (cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and Nordic combined),[2] while alpine skiing was first contested in 1936.[3] Only at the 1992 Winter Olympics, in Albertville, France, were freestyle skiing events first held as official medal events.[4] Before that, freestyle skiing was contested at the 1988 Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport, consisting of events for both men and women in three variants: moguls, aerials and ski ballet.[5] In Albertville, moguls was the first-ever official freestyle skiing medal event; aerials and ski ballet were also held but still as demonstration events.[5] The growing popularity of aerials convinced the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to add this freestyle discipline to the 1994 Winter Olympics official program.[5] Moguls and aerials have thus been contested at every Winter Games since. Ski cross inclusion in the Winter Olympics program was approved at an IOC Executive Board meeting in November 2006, and the first events were held at the 2010 Winter Olympics.[6]

At the 2002 Winter Olympics, two days after Steve Bradbury gave Australia its first-ever Winter Olympic gold medal, Alisa Camplin won the freestyle aerials event, becoming the first Australian woman to win gold at the Winter Games; four years later, she collected a second consecutive medal, a bronze.[7] In 2010, the third Olympics hosted by Canada finally consecrated a Canadian athlete as Olympic champion: Alexandre Bilodeau took the gold medal in the men's moguls, overcoming defending champion Dale Begg-Smith of Australia.[8] Kari Traa of Norway has won three medals (one gold, one silver, one bronze) in three successive Games, more than any other freestyle skier at the Winter Olympics.[9] Begg-Smith and Janne Lahtela of Finland are the most successful male freestyle skiers, with one gold and one silver medal each. No skier has won more than one gold medal or has managed to defend their Olympic title.[10] The youngest freestyle skier to win an Olympic medal is Russian Yelizaveta Kozhevnikova, who secured a silver in 1992 with 18 years old, while Tatjana Mittermayer of Germany is the oldest medalist, following her silver in the 1998 moguls event, aged 33.[11]

As of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the United States is the most successful nation in the history of Olympic freestyle skiing, having collected a total of 14 medals: five gold, five silver, and four bronze. They are followed by Canada with nine medals (four gold, three silver, two bronze). Together with France and Norway, the United States are also the only nation to have won a medal at every Winter Olympics featuring freestyle skiing as an official Olympic sport discipline. Overall, 72 medals (24 of each color) have been awarded to 58 skiers representing 17 National Olympic Committees (NOC).


Table of contents
Men

MogulsAerialsSki crossHalpipeSlopestyle

Women

MogulsAerialsSki crossHalpipeSlopestyle

Statistics

Athlete medal leadersMedals per yearMedal sweep events

See also        References        External links

Men

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Alexandre Bilodeau's victory in the 2010 men's moguls event made him the first-ever Canadian to win a gold medal at an Olympic Games held in Canada. In 2014, he became the first Olympic champion in moguls who defended his title.
A smiling young man is geared up with a yellow-striped black winter jacket, black and gray protective helmet with orange lettering at the front, and winter goggles around his neck. He is at a snow-covered site along with other people.
In 2010, Michael Schmid of Switzerland won the inaugural men's ski cross event with a perfect sheet: first place in every race of the qualifying and elimination rounds.

Moguls

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
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Edgar Grospiron
 France
Olivier Allamand
 France
Nelson Carmichael
 United States
1994 Lillehammer
details
Jean-Luc Brassard
 Canada
Sergey Shupletsov
 Russia
Edgar Grospiron
 France
1998 Nagano
details
Jonny Moseley
 United States
Janne Lahtela
 Finland
Sami Mustonen
 Finland
2002 Salt Lake City
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Janne Lahtela
 Finland
Travis Mayer
 United States
Richard Gay
 France
2006 Turin
details
Dale Begg-Smith
 Australia
Mikko Ronkainen
 Finland
Toby Dawson
 United States
2010 Vancouver
details
Alexandre Bilodeau
 Canada
Dale Begg-Smith
 Australia
Bryon Wilson
 United States
2014 Sochi
details
Alexandre Bilodeau
 Canada
Mikaël Kingsbury
 Canada
Alexandr Smyshlyaev
 Russia
2018 Pyeongchang
details

Aerials

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1994 Lillehammer
details
Andreas Schönbächler
 Switzerland
Philippe LaRoche
 Canada
Lloyd Langlois
 Canada
1998 Nagano
details
Eric Bergoust
 United States
Sébastien Foucras
 France
Dmitri Dashinski
 Belarus
2002 Salt Lake City
details
Aleš Valenta
 Czech Republic
Joe Pack
 United States
Aleksei Grishin
 Belarus
2006 Turin
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Han Xiaopeng
 China
Dmitri Dashinski
 Belarus
Vladimir Lebedev
 Russia
2010 Vancouver
details
Aleksei Grishin
 Belarus
Jeret Peterson
 United States
Liu Zhongqing
 China
2014 Sochi
details
Anton Kushnir
 Belarus
David Morris
 Australia
Jia Zongyang
 China
2018 Pyeongchang
details

Ski cross

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2010 Vancouver
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Michael Schmid
 Switzerland
Andreas Matt
 Austria
Audun Grønvold
 Norway
2014 Sochi
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Jean-Frédéric Chapuis
 France
Arnaud Bovolenta
 France
Jonathan Midol
 France
2018 Pyeongchang
details

Halfpipe

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
details
David Wise
 United States
Mike Riddle
 Canada
Kevin Rolland
 France
2018 Pyeongchang
details

Slopestyle

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
details
Joss Christensen
 United States
Gus Kenworthy
 United States
Nick Goepper
 United States
2018 Pyeongchang
details

Women

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Canadian skier Jennifer Heil won the women's Olympic moguls event in 2006, and achieved a silver medal in 2010.
Young smiling woman with short brown hair, wearing a white T-shirt with the Red Bull logo and sleeves pulled back. She also wears a pair of sunglasses on top of her head and a golden chain with a circular pendant around her neck. She is on a beach among a group of people.
Evelyne Leu of Switzerland, gold medalist in the women's aerials event at the 2006 Winter Olympics

Moguls

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
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Donna Weinbrecht
 United States
Yelizaveta Kozhevnikova
 Unified Team
Stine Lise Hattestad
 Norway
1994 Lillehammer
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Stine Lise Hattestad
 Norway
Elizabeth McIntyre
 United States
Yelizaveta Kozhevnikova
 Russia
1998 Nagano
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Tae Satoya
 Japan
Tatjana Mittermayer
 Germany
Kari Traa
 Norway
2002 Salt Lake City
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Kari Traa
 Norway
Shannon Bahrke
 United States
Tae Satoya
 Japan
2006 Turin
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Jennifer Heil
 Canada
Kari Traa
 Norway
Sandra Laoura
 France
2010 Vancouver
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Hannah Kearney
 United States
Jennifer Heil
 Canada
Shannon Bahrke
 United States
2014 Sochi
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Justine Dufour-Lapointe
 Canada
Chloé Dufour-Lapointe
 Canada
Hannah Kearney
 United States
2018 Pyeongchang
details

Aerials

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1994 Lillehammer
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Lina Cheryazova
 Uzbekistan
Marie Lindgren
 Sweden
Hilde Synnøve Lid
 Norway
1998 Nagano
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Nikki Stone
 United States
Xu Nannan
 China
Colette Brand
 Switzerland
2002 Salt Lake City
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Alisa Camplin
 Australia
Veronica Brenner
 Canada
Deidra Dionne
 Canada
2006 Turin
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Evelyne Leu
 Switzerland
Li Nina
 China
Alisa Camplin
 Australia
2010 Vancouver
details
Lydia Lassila
 Australia
Li Nina
 China
Guo Xinxin
 China
2014 Sochi
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Alla Tsuper
 Belarus
Xu Mengtao
 China
Lydia Lassila
 Australia
2018 Pyeongchang
details

Ski cross

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2010 Vancouver
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Ashleigh McIvor
 Canada
Hedda Berntsen
 Norway
Marion Josserand
 France
2014 Sochi
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Marielle Thompson
 Canada
Kelsey Serwa
 Canada
Anna Holmlund
 Sweden
2018 Pyeongchang
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Halfpipe

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
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Maddie Bowman
 United States
Marie Martinod
 France
Ayana Onozuka
 Japan
2018 Pyeongchang
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Slopestyle

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
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Dara Howell
 Canada
Devin Logan
 United States
Kim Lamarre
 Canada
2018 Pyeongchang
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Statistics

Athlete medal leaders

Long-haired blond woman with blue eyes, smiling straight at the camera; she wears a light blue hooded jacket. Blurred in the background, there is green vegetation.
Norway's Kari Traa is the most successful Olympic freestyle skier, with three medals in the women's moguls event: one gold (2002), one silver (2006), and one bronze (1998).
A smiling man with long dark blond hair and a piercing in his left eyebrow is wearing a white winter sports coat over a red jacket; the white coat has a white badge with a red circle in the center.
Janne Lahtela of Finland (pictured) and Dale Begg-Smith of Australia have won two medals each (one gold and one silver) in the men's moguls.
A man skis down a snow-covered slope with his arms in the air and fists closed. He is wearing black equipment with a blue-and-white vest bearing the Olympic rings and the number ten; a black helmet, black-and-white gloves, protective glasses, and red boots attached to black skis.
After a bronze medal in 2002 and a fourth place in 2006, Belarusian skier Aleksei Grishin secured the gold medal in the men's aerials event at the 2010 Games.

Athletes who won at least two medals are listed below.[12]

Athlete Nation Event Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Traa, KariKari Traa  Norway (NOR) Women's Moguls 1998–2006 1 1 1 3
Bilodeau, AlexandreAlexandre Bilodeau  Canada (CAN) Men's Moguls 2006–2014 2 0 0 2
Begg-Smith, DaleDale Begg-Smith  Australia (AUS) Men's Moguls 2006–2014 1 1 0 2
Heil, JenniferJennifer Heil  Canada (CAN) Women's Moguls 2002–2010 1 1 0 2
Lahtela, JanneJanne Lahtela  Finland (FIN) Men's Moguls 1998–2002 1 1 0 2
Kearney, HannahHannah Kearney  United States (USA) Men's Moguls 2006–2014 1 0 1 2
Camplin, AlisaAlisa Camplin  Australia (AUS) Women's Aerials 2002–2006 1 0 1 2
Lassila, LydiaLydia Lassila  Australia (AUS) Women's Aerials 2002–2014 1 0 1 2
Grospiron, EdgarEdgar Grospiron  France (FRA) Men's Moguls 1992–1994 1 0 1 2
Hattestad, Stine LiseStine Lise Hattestad  Norway (NOR) Women's Moguls 1992–1994 1 0 1 2
Satoya, TaeTae Satoya  Japan (JPN) Women's Moguls 1994–2006 1 0 1 2
Grishin, AlekseiAleksei Grishin  Belarus (BLR) Men's Aerials 2002–2010 1 0 1 2
Nina, LiLi Nina  China (CHN) Women's Aerials 2006–2010 0 2 0 2
Bahrke, ShannonShannon Bahrke  United States (USA) Women's Moguls 2002–2010 0 1 1 2
Dashinski, DmitriDmitri Dashinski  Belarus (BLR) Men's Aerials 1998–2006 0 1 1 2
Kozhevnikova, YelizavetaYelizaveta Kozhevnikova  Unified Team (EUN)
 Russia (RUS)
Women's Moguls 1992–1994 0 1 1 2

Medals per year

× NOC did not exist # Number of medals won by the NOC NOC did not win any medals
Nation 1924–88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 Total
 Australia (AUS)   1 2 2 2 7
 Austria (AUT)   1 1
 Belarus (BLR)   × 1 1 1 1 2 6
 Canada (CAN)   3 2 1 3 9 18
 China (CHN)   1 2 3 2 8
 Czech Republic (CZE)   × 1 1
 Finland (FIN)   2 1 1 4
 France (FRA)   2 1 1 1 1 1 5 12
 Germany (GER)   1 1
 Japan (JPN)   1 1 1 3
 Norway (NOR)   1 2 1 1 1 2 8
 Russia (RUS)   × 2 1 1 4
 Sweden (SWE)   1 1 2
 Switzerland (SUI)   1 1 1 1 4
 Unified Team (EUN)   1 × × × × × × 1
 United States (USA)   2 1 3 3 1 4 7 21
 Uzbekistan (UZB)   × 1 1

Medal sweep events

These are events in which athletes from one NOC won all three medals.

Games Event NOC Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi Men's Slopestyle  United States (USA) Joss Christensen Gus Kenworthy Nick Goepper

See also

References

General
  • "Olympic medals". International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 
    • 1992 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010
  • "Results and Medalists". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 
Specific
  1. ^ "International Ski Federation". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on February 21, 2010. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chamonix 1924". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ Kubatko, Justin. "1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Freestyle Skiing Equipment and History". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on January 7, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Freestyle Skiing History". CBC Sports. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ski-cross gets approval for 2010". BBC Sport. November 28, 2008. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (February 18, 2002). "Camplin's aerials win gives Australia another gold". CNNSI.com. CNN. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  8. ^ Mick, Hayley (February 14, 2010). "Bilodeau wins Canada's first gold on home soil". CTVOlympics.ca. CTV. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  9. ^ Macur, Juliet (February 12, 2006). "Olympics: Tears and laughter as Canadian favorite takes the honors in moguls". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Factsheet: Records and medals at the Olympic Winter Games" (PDF). Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. August 1, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2009. Retrieved January 13, 2009. 
  11. ^ Associated Press (February 12, 1998). "Kraushaar wins Luge by a silver". The Washington Post. 
  12. ^ Kubatko, Justin. "Freestyle Skiing". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 

External links

  • Olympic Review and Revue Olympique. LA84 Foundation
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