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Freestyle Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games:

Men's Moguls

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): , Sauze d'Oulx-Jouvenceaux
Date Started: February 15, 2006
Date Finished: February 15, 2006

Gold: AUS Dale Begg-Smith
Silver: FIN Mikko Ronkainen
Bronze: USA Toby Dawson

Summary

Dale Begg-Smith had won three of the four World Cup events in the 2005-06 season and was favored. Begg-Smith was a native Canadian from Vancouver who was also an Internet entrepreneur. He had started adware and spamware companies, AdsCPM and CPM, as a teenager and had become quite wealthy by the time of the Torino Olympics. Training with the Canadian team, Begg-Smith was told his internet business was interfering with his skiing, and when he was only 15, he and his brother moved to Australia. They became Australian citizens in 2003 and Begg-Smith represented Australia in Torino. Begg-Smith came thru to win the gold medal, winning both the qualifying round, and the final, although his final run was relatively slow, but had no flaws and earned him the gold medal. The silver medal went to Finland’s Mikko Ronkainen, who only qualified in 13th place, although he had been World Champion in 2001 and 2003. His final run was the third fastest and featured a high degree of difficulty, but his turns and airs scores trailed Begg-Smith, costing him the gold medal. The bronze medal went to Korean-American Toby Dawson. Dawson was born Kim Bong-Seok. At age three he and his mother were at a market, when he became lost and was not reconnected with his parents. He was later adopted by a couple from Vail, Colorado, who were both ski instructors and learned to ski from them. In February 2007 he met his biological father after the man identified him from a photo from the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Dale Begg-Smith 21 Australia AUS Gold
2 Mikko Ronkainen 27 Finland FIN Silver
3 Toby Dawson 27 United States USA Bronze
4 Marc-André Moreau 24 Canada CAN
5 Jesper Björnlund 20 Sweden SWE
6 Jeremy Bloom 23 United States USA
7 Travis Mayer 23 United States USA
8 Juuso Lahtela 20 Finland FIN
9 Travis Cabral 22 United States USA
10 Guilbaut Colas 22 France FRA
11 Alexandre Bilodeau 18 Canada CAN
12 Nick Fisher 24 Australia AUS
13 Aleksandr Smyshlyayev 18 Russia RUS
14 Chris Wong 24 Canada CAN
15 Christoph Stark 25 Germany GER
16 Janne Lahtela 31 Finland FIN
17 Pierre Ochs 21 France FRA
18 Walter Bormolini 19 Italy ITA
19 Fredrik Fortkord 26 Sweden SWE
20 Osamu Ueno 22 Japan JPN
21 Simone Galli 27 Italy ITA
22 Sami Mustonen 28 Finland FIN
23 Per Spett 20 Sweden SWE
24 Michael Robertson 23 Australia AUS
25 Artyom Valinteyev 22 Russia RUS
26 Sylvain Palazot 25 France FRA
27 Ruslan Sharifullin 20 Russia RUS
28 Gerhard Blöchl 24 Germany GER
29 Jason Begg-Smith 25 Australia AUS
30 Kai Ozaki 18 Japan JPN
31 Claudio Bosia 22 Italy ITA
32 Yugo Tsukita 29 Japan JPN
33 Dmitry Reykherd 17 Kazakhstan KAZ
34 Mattia Pegorari 22 Italy ITA
35 Vitaly Glushchenko 28 Russia RUS