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Freestyle Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Women's Moguls

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Deer Valley Resort, Deer Valley, Utah
Date Started: February 9, 2002
Date Finished: February 9, 2002

Gold: NOR Kari Traa
Silver: USA Shannon Bahrke
Bronze: JPN Tae Satoya

Summary

The heavy favorite was Kari Traa (NOR), the 1998 bronze medalist. Traa had once been quite heavy, but in late 1999, committed herself to losing weight and began training very hard. She was the top mogul skier in the world in the next two years, and in 2001-02 had won all but one World Cup event coming into Salt Lake City. That event had been won by American Shannon Bahrke, who was fortunate to be skiing at all. In mid-1999 Bahrke came down staph sepsis, and was treated with six weeks of intravenous antibiotics. She recovered at the end of 2000 and won her first US title in 2001. The qualifying saw no surprises with both Traa and Bahrke getting thru easily, as Traa led the round. Bahrke was an early leader in the final, as she had qualified fifth, but Traa was the last skier, and her flawless run brought her the gold medal. The 1998 champion, Tae Satoya of Japan, won the bronze medal after qualifying sixth. A major surprise was the fourth-place finisher, the unheralded 18-year-old Canadian, Jennifer Heil. But much more would be heard from her, and in 2006 she would win the gold medal in this event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kari Traa 28 Norway NOR Gold
2 Shannon Bahrke 21 United States USA Silver
3 Tae Satoya 25 Japan JPN Bronze
4 Jennifer Heil 18 Canada CAN
5 Hannah Hardaway 23 United States USA
6 Aiko Uemura 22 Japan JPN
7 Ann Battelle 34 United States USA
8 Sandra Laoura 21 France FRA
9 Marina Cherkasova 29 Russia RUS
10 Margarita Marbler 26 Austria AUT
11 Yelena Vorona 25 Russia RUS
12 Minna Karhu 30 Finland FIN
13 Kelly Ringstad 27 Canada CAN
14 Tami Bradley 31 Canada CAN
15T Sara Kjellin 24 Sweden SWE
15T Anja Bolbjerg 30 Denmark DEN
17 Ingrid Berntsen 23 Norway NOR
18 Jillian Vogtli 28 United States USA
19 Nikola Sudová 19 Czech Republic CZE
20 Miyuki Hatanaka 26 Japan JPN
21 Maria Despas 34 Australia AUS
22 Olga Lazarenko 22 Russia RUS
23 Lyudmila Dymchenko 24 Russia RUS
24 Kathleen Allais 26 France FRA
25 Jane Sexton 23 Australia AUS
26 Corinne Bodmer 31 Switzerland SUI
27 Manuela Berchtold 24 Australia AUS
28 Joanne Bromfield 19 Great Britain GBR
29 Laura Donaldson 30 Great Britain GBR