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Freestyle Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Men's Moguls

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Deer Valley Resort, Deer Valley, Utah
Date Started: February 12, 2002
Date Finished: February 12, 2002

Gold: FIN Janne Lahtela
Silver: USA Travis Mayer
Bronze: FRA Richard Gay

Summary

Janne Lahtela (FIN) had been a surprise silver medalist in 1998 at Nagano. But since then, he was the dominant moguls skier, having won the 1999 World Championship, and leading the overall World Cup in 1999-2000. He qualified second in Salt Lake City, trailing the unheralded American Travis Mayer. Mayer had been on the US “C” team only a few months earlier, but had improved quickly. In the final, Lahtela won with the fastest run and the highest score air points, with Mayer taking the silver medal. The 1998 gold medalist, Jonny Moseley of the USA, placed fourth. His run was marked by great difficulty, with several borderline illegal moves, including the Dinner Roll 720, which was very popular with the crowds, but the difficult jumps slowed him down and cost him time points, dropping him to fourth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Janne Lahtela 27 Finland FIN Gold
2 Travis Mayer 19 United States USA Silver
3 Richard Gay 30 France FRA Bronze
4 Jonny Moseley 26 United States USA
5 Tapio Luusua 20 Finland FIN
6 Scott Bellavance 26 Canada CAN
7 Ryan Johnson 27 Canada CAN
8 Mikko Ronkainen 23 Finland FIN
9 Jeremy Bloom 19 United States USA
10 Sami Mustonen 24 Finland FIN
11 Cédric Regnier-Lafforgue 24 France FRA
12 Laurent Niol 28 France FRA
13 Fredrik Fortkord 22 Sweden SWE
14 Johann Grégoire 29 France FRA
15 Stéphane Rochon 27 Canada CAN
16 Yugo Tsukita 25 Japan JPN
17 Vitaly Glushchenko 24 Russia RUS
18 Adrian Costa 29 Australia AUS
19 Christian Stohr 24 Switzerland SUI
20 Kenro Shimoyama 19 Japan JPN
21 Jean-Luc Brassard 29 Canada CAN
22 Patrik Sundberg 26 Sweden SWE
23 Trennon Paynter 32 Australia AUS
24 Aleksey Bannikov 28 Kazakhstan KAZ
25 Simone Galli 23 Italy ITA
26 Katsuya Nakamoto 24 Japan JPN
27 Vladimir Tyumentsev 19 Russia RUS
28 Evan Dybvig 26 United States USA
29 Sam Temple 30 Great Britain GBR
30 Teppei Noda 24 Japan JPN