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Freestyle Skiing at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games:

Men's Moguls

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Host City: Lillehammer, Norway
Venue(s): Kanthaugen Freestyle Arena, Lillehammer
Date Started: February 15, 1994
Date Finished: February 16, 1994

Gold: CAN Jean-Luc Brassard
Silver: RUS Sergey Shupletsov
Bronze: FRA Edgar Grospiron

Summary

The best moguls skier in the world had been the defending gold medalist, Edgar Grospiron of France. But Grospiron had injured his knee in early 1992 and did not compete in the 1992-93 World Cup season, which was dominated by Canada’s Jean-Luc Brassard. However, when Grospiron returned in late 1993 he won four of the five World Cups prior to Lillehammer, setting up a battle between the two. Brassard and Grospiron went 1-2 in the qualifying, setting up the expected battle. Skiing next-to-last in the final, Grospiron posted by far the fastest run, but lost some form near the end of his run. The points he lost for that dropped him behind Russian Sergey Shupletsov, who led as Brassard took the course. Brassard skied conservatively and carefully, posting the third slowest time of the 16 finalists, but his turns were carved nicely, for which he received a perfect 15.0, with 5.0 from all but the French judge, which boosted him to the gold medal. Shupletsov won silver and Grospiron the bronze. A little over a year later, Shupletsov was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jean-Luc Brassard 21 Canada CAN Gold
2 Sergey Shupletsov 23 Russia RUS Silver
3 Edgar Grospiron 24 France FRA Bronze
4 Olivier Cotte 21 France FRA
5 Jörgen Pääjärvi 24 Sweden SWE
6 Olivier Allamand 24 France FRA
7 John Smart 28 Canada CAN
8 Troy Benson 23 United States USA
9 Janne Lahtela 19 Finland FIN
10 Fredrik Thulin 21 Sweden SWE
11 Anders Jonell 20 Sweden SWE
12 Leif Persson 25 Sweden SWE
13 Sean Smith 22 United States USA
14 Adrian Costa 21 Australia AUS
15 Hans Engelsen Eide 28 Norway NOR
16 Nick Cleaver 18 Australia AUS
17 Jürg Biner 29 Switzerland SUI
18 Craig Rodman 21 United States USA
19 Trace Worthington 24 United States USA
20 Juha Holopainen 23 Finland FIN
21 Aleksey Bannikov 20 Kazakhstan KAZ
22 Simone Mottini 23 Italy ITA
23 Klaus Weese 26 Germany GER
24 José Rojas 23 Spain ESP
25 Hugh Hutchison 29 Great Britain GBR
26 Paul Costa 22 Australia AUS
27 Gota Miura 24 Japan JPN
28 Aleksandr Penigin 20 Belarus BLR
29 Walter Osta 23 Italy ITA