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2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Snowboarding Results and Recap

Everything about snowboarding at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

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Since snowboarding joined the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, the varying snowboard disciplines have been fan-favorites among spectators of all ages. The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi proved to be just as entertaining as previous years -- even without Shaun White on the podium. With shocking upsets, the all-new slopestyle competition and plenty of controversy, fans were left satisfied and with a whole new group of riders to keep on their radar for the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

A Recap of Snowboarding at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games

While many events have come and gone since snowboarding joined the Winter Olympics in 1998, the 2014 Winter Games featured 10 snowboarding events -- five men’s and five ladies’ events. The snowboarding events included in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games were men’s and ladies’ slopestyle, halfpipe, parallel giant slalom, parallel slalom, and snowboard cross.

Results:

The snowboarding events at the 2014 Winter Olympic games were littered with upsets and incredible achievements. Although Shaun White didn’t make the podium this year, Iouri (I-Pod) Podladtchikov stunned spectators with his remarkable run in the Men’s halfpipe final, and Sage Kotsenburg and Jamie Anderson took home the first-ever gold medals in snowboard slopestyle. There’s no doubt that snowboard fans around the globe have a new set of riders to watch over the next few years.

Men’s Slopestyle Finals

The first upset of the Olympics was also the first gold medal of the 2014 games. The U.S.A. underdog Sage Kotsenburg took gold over the favored Canadian Mark McMorris. The biggest name in snowboarding -- Shaun White -- dropped out of the contest to focus on his halfpipe performance.

  • Gold: Sage Kotsenburg, U.S.A., 93.50

  • Silver: Staale Sandbech, Norway, 91.75

  • Bronze: Mark McMorris, Canada, 88.75

Ladies’ Slopestyle Finals

After Austrian rider Anna Gasser topped Olympic slopestyle favorite Jamie Anderson on her first run of the qualifiers, the American looked like she had a lot to prove. But after Jamie Anderson stomped two 720s in her final run, the competition just couldn’t keep up. Bronze medal winner Jenny Jones also made history as she took home Britain’s first medal of the games.

  • Gold: Jamie Anderson, U.S.A., 95.25

  • Silver: Enni Rukajarvi, Finland, 92.50

  • Bronze: Jenny Jones, Great Britain, 87.25

Men’s Halfpipe Finals

Shaun White may have been the worldwide favorite for the 2014 Olympic halfpipe competition, but his botched landings in his final run kept him off the podium. Swiss rider Iouri Podladtchikov’s signature yolo flip set him apart from the competition and led him to victory. For the first time in Olympic halfpipe history, there were no American riders on the podium.

  • Gold: Iouri Podladtchikov, Switzerland, 94.75

  • Silver: Ayumu Hirano, Japan, 93.50

  • Bronze: Taku Hiraoka, Japan, 92.25

Ladies’ Halfpipe Finals

Americans Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter along with Australian rider Torah Bright were the ones to watch in the ladies’ Olympic halfpipe competition in 2014. Clark -- with three Olympic medals already under her belt -- was set to prove that at the age of 30, she could still pull off halfpipe acrobatics, and she did just that. U.S.A. rider Kaitlyn Farrington score a 91.75 on her final run edging out all of the favorites and putting Torah Bright in second, Kelly Clark in third and Hannah Teter in fourth.

  • Gold:Kaitlyn Farrington, U.S.A., 91.75

  • Silver: Torah Bright, Australia, 91.50

  • Bronze:Kelly Clark, USA, 90.75

Men’s Snowboard Cross

The returning Olympian Nate Holland had high hopes of finally taking home a medal in the snowboard cross competition, but when he overshot a jump in the opening round of competition his dreams were cut short. In the final run for gold, Russian rider Nikolay Olyunin dueled with Pierre Vaultier from the start, but Vaultier pulled ahead on the final jump. The American underdog Alex Deibold came in third -- a big win for U.S.A.

  • Gold: Pierre Vaultier, France

  • Silver: Nikolay Olyunin, Russia

  • Bronze: Alex Deibold, USA

Ladies’ Snowboard Cross

As a three-time world champ, Lindsey Jacobellis was favored to win the gold in the 2014 games, but her crash in the semi-finals took her out of the standings. And while Torah Bright was the first rider to compete in slopestyle, halfpipe and boardercross, she was unable to make it past the semifinals as well. Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic dominated every race she competed in and took home the gold above all of the sport’s projected winners.

  • Gold: Eva Samkova, Czech Republic

  • Silver: Dominique Maltais, Canada

  • Bronze: Chloe Trespeuch, France

Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom

When the returning Olympic champion Jasey Jay Anderson and Benjamin Karl (the discipline’s silver medalist in Vancouver) failed to make it to the quarter-finals, the parallel giant slalom contest was left to the underdogs. Vic Wild -- a former American competitor -- raced for Russia in the 2014 games and edged out Swiss rider Nevin Galmarini for the gold.

  • Gold: Vic Wild, Russia

  • Silver: Nevin Galmarini, Switzerland

  • Bronze: Zan Kosir, Slovenia

Ladies’ Parallel Giant Slalom

The ladies’ parallel giant slalom competition at the 2014 Winter Games proved to be just as dramatic as the men’s. After a speedy qualifying time of 1 minute and 46.33 seconds, Japanese rider Tomoka Takeuchi was expected to take home the gold, but her fall in the final run pushed Swiss rider Patrizia Kummer into first. The crowd stood behind the hometown favorite Alena Zavarzina as she edged out Ina Meschik for the bronze.

  • Gold: Patrizia Kummer, Switzerland

  • Silver: Tomoka Takeuchi, Japan

  • Bronze: Alena Zavarzina, Russia

Men’s Parallel Slalom

After his win in parallel giant slalom competition just days before, fans had high expectations for Vic Wild, and he followed through. Wild took home the gold in the first-ever parallel slalom snowboarding event in the Olympics. Zan Kosir of slovenia finished with the silver medal and Austria’s Benjamin Karl took the bronze.

  • Gold: Vic Wild, Russia

  • Silver: Zan Kosir, Slovenia

  • Bronze: Benjamin Karl, Austria

Ladies’ Parallel Slalom

Although fans had high hopes for Patrizia Kummer -- the ladies’ champion of the parallel giant slalom competition -- Austria’s Julia Dujmovits was the one to watch in the Olympic debut of ladies’ parallel slalom snowboarding in 2014. It came down to the final run when Dujmovits inched past Anke Karstens of Germany for the gold. Amelie Kober -- also on Germany’s team -- took the bronze in the final ladies’ snowboarding competition of the Sochi games.

  • Gold: Julia Dujmovits

  • Silver: Anke Karstens

  • Bronze: Amelie Kober

Schedule:

  • February 6, 2014

    • 10 a.m. Men’s Slopestyle Qualification

    • 2 p.m. Ladies’ Slopestyle Qualification

  • February 8, 2014

    • 9:30 a.m. Men’s Slopestyle Finals

    • 12:45 p.m. Men’s Slopestyle Finals

  • February 9, 2014

    • 10:30 a.m. Ladies’ Slopestyle Semifinals

    • 1:15 p.m. Ladies’ Slopestyle Finals

  • February 11, 2014

    • 2 p.m. Men’s Halfpipe Qualification

    • 7 p.m. Men’s Halfpipe Semifinals

    • 9:30 p.m. Men’s Halfpipe Finals

  • February 12, 2014

    • 2 p.m. Ladies’ Halfpipe Qualification

    • 7 p.m. Ladies’ Halfpipe Semifinals

    • 9:30 p.m. Ladies Halfpipe Finals

  • February 16, 2014

    • 11 a.m. Ladies’ Snowboard Cross Seeding

    • 1:15 p.m. Ladies’ Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals

    • 1:30 p.m. Ladies’ Snowboard Cross Semifinals

    • 1:40 p.m. Ladies’ Snowboard Cross Finals

  • February 17, 2014

    • 11 a.m. Men’s Snowboard Cross Seeding - Cancelled due to fog

  • February 18, 2014

    • 10:30 a.m. Men’s Snowboard Cross ⅛ Finals

    • 10:56 a.m. Men’s Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals

    • 11:10 a.m. Men’s Snowboard Cross Semifinals

    • 11:18 a.m. Men’s Snowboard Cross Finals

  • February 19, 2014

    • 9:15 a.m. Ladies’ Parallel Giant Slalom Qualification

    • 9:42 a.m. Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom Qualification

    • 1:00 p.m. Ladies’ Parallel Giant Slalom ⅛ Finals

    • 1:12 p.m. Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom ⅛ Finals

    • 1:48 p.m. Ladies’ Parallel Giant Slalom Quarterfinals

    • 1:54 p.m. Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom Quarterfinals

    • 2:15 p.m. Ladies’ Parallel Giant Slalom Semifinals

    • 2:18 p.m. Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom Semifinals

    • 2:31 p.m. Ladies’ Parallel Giant Slalom Finals

    • 2:35 p.m. Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom Finals

  • February 22, 2014

    • 9:15 a.m. Ladies’ Parallel Slalom Qualification

    • 9:42 a.m. Men’s Parallel Slalom Qualification

    • 1:15 p.m. Ladies’ Parallel Slalom ⅛ Finals

    • 1:27 p.m. Men’s Parallel Slalom ⅛ Finals

    • 2:03 p.m. Ladies’ Parallel Slalom Quarterfinals

    • 2:09 p.m. Men’s Parallel Slalom Quarterfinals

    • 2:30 p.m. Ladies’ Parallel Slalom Semifinals

    • 2:33 p.m. Men’s Parallel Slalom Semifinals

    • 2:46 p.m. Ladies’ Parallel Slalom Finals

    • 2:50 p.m. Men’s Parallel Slalom Finals

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