List of Olympic medalists in snowboarding

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American Shaun White took the gold medal in the halfpipe contest at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.

Snowboarding is a sport that has been contested at the Winter Olympic Games since the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.[1] Snowboarding was one of five new sports or disciplines added to the Winter Olympic programme between 1992 and 2002, and was the only one not to have been a previous medal or demonstration event.[2] In 1998, four events, two for men and two for women, were held in two specialities: the giant slalom, a downhill event similar to giant slalom skiing; and the half-pipe, in which competitors perform tricks while going from one side of a semi-circular ditch to the other.[2] Canadian Ross Rebagliati won the men's giant slalom and became the first athlete to win a gold medal in snowboarding.[3] Rebagliati was briefly stripped of his medal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after testing positive for marijuana. However, the IOC's decision was reverted following an appeal from the Canadian Olympic Association.[4] For the 2002 Winter Olympics, the giant slalom was dropped in favour of the parallel giant slalom, an event that involves head-to-head racing.[5] In 2006, a third event, the snowboard cross, was held for the first time. In this event, competitors race against each other down a course with jumps, beams and other obstacles.[6]

Five athletes have won two medals. Philipp Schoch of Switzerland, Shaun White of the United States and Seth Wescott of the United States are the only double gold medalists.[7][8] Karine Ruby of France and Americans Ross Powers and Danny Kass also won two medals.[9] In the men's half-pipe event, American snowboarders have collected six of nine possible medals, achieving a unique medal sweep in 2002.[10] Overall, the United States won a total of 14 medals, more than any other nation. The Americans and the Swiss collected five gold medals each. As of the 2010 Winter Olympics, 60 medals (20 of each colour) have been awarded since 1998, and have been won by athletes from 14 National Olympic Committees.


Table of contents
Men

HalfpipeParallel giant slalomParallel slalomSnowboard crossSlopestyle

Women

HalfpipeParallel giant slalomParallel slalomSnowboard crossSlopestyle

Discontinued

Giant slalom (menwomen)

Statistics

Athlete medal leadersMedals per yearMedal sweep events

See also        References        External links

Men

Halfpipe

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
details
Gian Simmen
 Switzerland
Daniel Franck
 Norway
Ross Powers
 United States
2002 Salt Lake City
details
Ross Powers
 United States
Danny Kass
 United States
Jarret Thomas
 United States
2006 Turin
details
Shaun White
 United States
Danny Kass
 United States
Markku Koski
 Finland
2010 Vancouver
details
Shaun White
 United States
Peetu Piiroinen
 Finland
Scott Lago
 United States
2014 Sochi
details
Iouri Podladtchikov
 Switzerland
Ayumu Hirano
 Japan
Taku Hiraoka
 Japan

Slalom

Giant slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
details
Ross Rebagliati
 Canada
Thomas Prugger
 Italy
Ueli Kestenholz
 Switzerland

Parallel giant slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2002 Salt Lake City
details
Philipp Schoch
 Switzerland
Richard Richardsson
 Sweden
Chris Klug
 United States
2006 Turin
details
Philipp Schoch
 Switzerland
Simon Schoch
 Switzerland
Siegfried Grabner
 Austria
2010 Vancouver
details
Jasey-Jay Anderson
 Canada
Benjamin Karl
 Austria
Mathieu Bozzetto
 France
2014 Sochi
details
Vic Wild
 Russia
Nevin Galmarini
 Switzerland
Žan Košir
 Slovenia

Parallel slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
details
Vic Wild
 Russia
Žan Košir
 Slovenia
Benjamin Karl
 Austria

Snowboard cross

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2006 Turin
details
Seth Wescott
 United States
Radoslav Židek
 Slovakia
Paul-Henri de Le Rue
 France
2010 Vancouver
details
Seth Wescott
 United States
Mike Robertson
 Canada
Tony Ramoin
 France
2014 Sochi
details
Pierre Vaultier
 France
Nikolay Olyunin
 Russia
Alex Deibold
 United States

Slopestyle

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
details
Sage Kotsenburg
 United States
Ståle Sandbech
 Norway
Mark McMorris
 Canada

Women

Half-pipe

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
details
Nicola Thost
 Germany
Stine Brun Kjeldaas
 Norway
Shannon Dunn
 United States
2002 Salt Lake City
details
Kelly Clark
 United States
Doriane Vidal
 France
Fabienne Reuteler
 Switzerland
2006 Turin
details
Hannah Teter
 United States
Gretchen Bleiler
 United States
Kjersti Buaas
 Norway
2010 Vancouver
details
Torah Bright
 Australia
Hannah Teter
 United States
Kelly Clark
 United States
2014 Sochi
details
Kaitlyn Farrington
 United States
Torah Bright
 Australia
Kelly Clark
 United States

Slalom

Giant slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
details
Karine Ruby
 France
Heidi Maria Renoth
 Germany
Brigitte Köck
 Austria

Parallel giant slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2002 Salt Lake City
details
Isabelle Blanc
 France
Karine Ruby
 France
Lidia Trettel
 Italy
2006 Turin
details
Daniela Meuli
 Switzerland
Amelie Kober
 Germany
Rosey Fletcher
 United States
2010 Vancouver
details
Nicolien Sauerbreij
 Netherlands
Yekaterina Ilyukhina
 Russia
Marion Kreiner
 Austria
2014 Sochi
details
Patrizia Kummer
 Switzerland
Tomoka Takeuchi
 Japan
Alena Zavarzina
 Russia

Parallel slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
details
Julia Dujmovits
 Austria
Anke Karstens
 Germany
Amelie Kober
 Germany

Snowboard cross

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2006 Turin
details
Tanja Frieden
 Switzerland
Lindsey Jacobellis
 United States
Dominique Maltais
 Canada
2010 Vancouver
details
Maëlle Ricker
 Canada
Déborah Anthonioz
 France
Olivia Nobs
 Switzerland
2014 Sochi
details
Eva Samková
 Czech Republic
Dominique Maltais
 Canada
Chloé Trespeuch
 France

Slopestyle

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
details
Jamie Anderson
 United States
Enni Rukajarvi
 Finland
Jenny Jones
 Great Britain

Statistics

Man with short, wind-swept, dirty-blonde hair speaking into two microphones
Ross Rebagliati of Canada won the first giant slalom event in 1998.
Man wearing a yellow snowboarding jersey and a white knitted cap. He is holding a black snowboard with gloved hands, and is standing on a snowy hill covered with trees.
Siegfried "Sigi" Grabner of Austria earned a bronze in men's parallel giant slalom in 2006.

Athlete medal leaders

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Schoch, PhilippPhilipp Schoch  Switzerland (SUI) 2002–2006 2 0 0 2
White, ShaunShaun White  United States (USA) 2006–2014 2 0 0 2
Wescott, SethSeth Wescott  United States (USA) 2006–2010 2 0 0 2
Wild, VicVic Wild  Russia (RUS) 2014 2 0 0 2
Bright, TorahTorah Bright  Australia (AUS) 2010–2014 1 1 0 2
Ruby, KarineKarine Ruby  France (FRA) 1998–2002 1 1 0 2
Teter, HannahHannah Teter  United States (USA) 2006–2014 1 1 0 2
Powers, RossRoss Powers  United States (USA) 1998–2002 1 0 1 2
Clark, KellyKelly Clark  United States (USA) 2002–2014 1 0 2 3
Kass, DannyDanny Kass  United States (USA) 2002–2006 0 2 0 2

Medals per year

Key
  • Numbers in bold indicate the highest medal count at that year's Olympic Games.
Nation 24–94 98 02 06 10 14 Total
 Australia (AUS)   1 1 2
 Austria (AUT)   1 1 2 2 6
 Canada (CAN)   1 1 3 2 7
 Czech Republic (CZE)   1 1
 Finland (FIN)   1 1 1 3
 France (FRA)   1 3 1 3 2 10
 Germany (GER)   2 1 2 5
 Great Britain (GBR)   1 1
 Italy (ITA)   1 1 2
 Japan (JPN)   3 3
 Netherlands (NED)   1 1
 Norway (NOR)   2 1 1 4
 Russia (RUS)   1 4 5
 Slovakia (SVK)   1 1
 Slovenia (SLO)   2 2
 Sweden (SWE)   1 1
 Switzerland (SUI)   2 2 4 1 3 12
 United States (USA)   2 5 7 5 5 24
Year 24–94 98 02 06 10 14

Medal sweep events

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

Games Event NOC Gold Silver Bronze
2002 Salt Lake City Men's Halfpipe  United States (USA) Ross Powers Danny Kass Jarret Thomas

See also

References

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Snowboarding". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Snowboarding History". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  3. ^ Berkow, Ira (1998-02-09). "Young, Hip Sport Zigzags Into the Olympic Mainstream". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  4. ^ Gross, George (2006-02-21). "Ross Rebagliati: 1998 – Nagano, Japan". Sun Media Corporation. Canadian Online Explorer. Archived from the original on 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  5. ^ Wong, Edward (2002-02-05). "Salt Lake City 2002: The 19th Olympic Winter Games; Snowboarding". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  6. ^ Thompson, Anna (2006-02-17). "Snowboard cross 'here to stay'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  7. ^ Branch, John (2010-02-18). "White Cements His Status With 2nd Gold". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  8. ^ Associated Press (2006-02-22). "Swiss dominate PGS qualifying; American Jewell in final". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  9. ^ "Factsheet: Records and medals at the Olympic Winter Games" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. February 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  10. ^ "Powers leads U.S. medals sweep in halfpipe". ESPN. 2002-02-11. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 

External links

  • Snowboarding – Olympics at Sports-reference.com
  • Olympic Review and Revue Olympique. LA84 Foundation
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