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List of Olympic medalists in snowboarding

Man with curly brown hair that reaches his shoulders
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

Halfpipe • Parallel giant slalom • Snowboard cross • Slopestyle • Parallel slalom

Women

Halfpipe • Parallel giant slalom • Snowboard cross • Slopestyle • Parallel slalom

Discontinued Giant slalom (men • women)

Statistics        See also        References

Men

Halfpipe

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
 Gian Simmen (SUI)  Daniel Franck (NOR)  Ross Powers (USA)
2002 Salt Lake City
 Ross Powers (USA)  Danny Kass (USA)  Jarret Thomas (USA)
2006 Turin
 Shaun White (USA)  Danny Kass (USA)  Markku Koski (FIN)
2010 Vancouver
 Shaun White (USA)  Peetu Piiroinen (FIN)  Scott Lago (USA)
2014 Sochi
 Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI)  Ayumu Hirano (JPN)  Taku Hiraoka (JPN)

Slalom

Giant slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
 Ross Rebagliati (CAN)  Thomas Prugger (ITA)  Ueli Kestenholz (SUI)

Parallel giant slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2002 Salt Lake City
 Philipp Schoch (SUI)  Richard Richardsson (SWE)  Chris Klug (USA)
2006 Turin
 Philipp Schoch (SUI)  Simon Schoch (SUI)  Siegfried Grabner (AUT)
2010 Vancouver
 Jasey-Jay Anderson (CAN)  Benjamin Karl (AUT)  Mathieu Bozzetto (FRA)
2014 Sochi
 Vic Wild (RUS)  Nevin Galmarini (SUI)  Žan Košir (SLO)

Parallel slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
 Vic Wild (RUS)  Žan Košir (SLO)  Benjamin Karl (AUT)

Snowboard cross

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2006 Turin
 Seth Wescott (USA)  Radoslav Židek (SVK)  Paul-Henri de Le Rue (FRA)
2010 Vancouver
 Seth Wescott (USA)  Mike Robertson (CAN)  Tony Ramoin (FRA)
2014 Sochi
 Pierre Vaultier (FRA)  Nikolay Olyunin (RUS)  Alex Deibold (USA)

Slopestyle

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
 Sage Kotsenburg (USA)  Ståle Sandbech (NOR)  Mark McMorris (CAN)

Women

Half-pipe

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
 Nicola Thost (GER)  Stine Brun Kjeldaas (NOR)  Shannon Dunn (USA)
2002 Salt Lake City
 Kelly Clark (USA)  Doriane Vidal (FRA)  Fabienne Reuteler (SUI)
2006 Turin
 Hannah Teter (USA)  Gretchen Bleiler (USA)  Kjersti Buaas (NOR)
2010 Vancouver
 Torah Bright (AUS)  Hannah Teter (USA)  Kelly Clark (USA)
2014 Sochi
 Kaitlyn Farrington (USA)  Torah Bright (AUS)  Kelly Clark (USA)

Slalom

Giant slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
 Karine Ruby (FRA)  Heidi Maria Renoth (GER)  Brigitte Köck (AUT)

Parallel giant slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2002 Salt Lake City
 Isabelle Blanc (FRA)  Karine Ruby (FRA)  Lidia Trettel (ITA)
2006 Turin
 Daniela Meuli (SUI)  Amelie Kober (GER)  Rosey Fletcher (USA)
2010 Vancouver
 Nicolien Sauerbreij (NED)  Yekaterina Ilyukhina (RUS)  Marion Kreiner (AUT)
2014 Sochi
 Patrizia Kummer (SUI)  Tomoka Takeuchi (JPN)  Alena Zavarzina (RUS)

Parallel slalom

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
 Julia Dujmovits (AUT)  Anke Karstens (GER)  Amelie Kober (GER)

Snowboard cross

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2006 Turin
 Tanja Frieden (SUI)  Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)  Dominique Maltais (CAN)
2010 Vancouver
 Maëlle Ricker (CAN)  Déborah Anthonioz (FRA)  Olivia Nobs (SUI)
2014 Sochi
 Eva Samková (CZE)  Dominique Maltais (CAN)  Chloé Trespeuch (FRA)

Slopestyle

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
 Jamie Anderson (USA)  Enni Rukajarvi (FIN)  Jenny Jones (GBR)

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

See also

References

General
  • "Olympic medals".  
    • 1998 2002 2006
  • "Results database".  
Specific
  1. ^ "Snowboarding". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Snowboarding History".  
  3. ^ Berkow, Ira (1998-02-09). "Young, Hip Sport Zigzags Into the Olympic Mainstream".  
  4. ^  
  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.  
  7. ^ Branch, John (2010-02-18). "White Cements His Status With 2nd Gold".  
  8. ^ Associated Press (2006-02-22). "Swiss dominate PGS qualifying; American Jewell in final".  
  9. ^ "Factsheet: Records and medals at the Olympic Winter Games" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. February 2009. Archived from the original 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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