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Freestyle Skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games:

Men's Ski Cross

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Host City: Vancouver, Canada
Venue(s): Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver
Date Started: February 21, 2010
Date Finished: February 21, 2010

Gold: SUI Mike Schmid
Silver: AUT Andreas Matt
Bronze: NOR Audun Grønvold

Summary

The Canadians had swept the Skier-Cross podium at the Winter X Games in January (known as "Skier X" at that tournament), but the silver and bronze medal finishers were out with injuries, leaving only gold medalist Christopher Del Bosco to compete at the Winter Olympics. Del Bosco also had two victories at on the 2009-2010 World Cup circuit, a record matched at that point in the season only by Switzerland's Mike Schmid, another favorite in the event. Other medal contenders were Simon-Raphael Stickl of Germany, Xavier Kuhn of France, and Andreas Matt of Austria, all of whom had one title in the competition in the 2009-2010 World Cup.

In the 1/8 final, Kuhn crashed out and Stickl was eliminated, leaving Del Bosco, Schmid, and Matt as the major medal contenders. Audun Grønvold of Norway, whose best finish had been second during the World Cup, rounded out the foursome that would compete in the final. Schmid was the clear leader in the last race, and Matt was not far behind him. Del Bosco and Grønvold battled it out for the bronze throughout the race, with the former gaining the edge shortly before the end of the course. During a bid to move into second place, however, Del Bosco lost balance during a jump and crashed out, assuring Grønvold the bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mike Schmid 25 Switzerland SUI Gold
2 Andreas Matt 27 Austria AUT Silver
3 Audun Grønvold 33 Norway NOR Bronze
4 Christopher Del Bosco 27 Canada CAN
5 Enak Gavaggio 33 France FRA
6 Davey Barr 32 Canada CAN
7 Scott Kneller 20 Australia AUS
8 Filip Flisar 22 Slovenia SLO
9 Errol Kerr 23 Jamaica JAM
10 Stanley Hayer 36 Canada CAN
11 Tomáš Kraus 35 Czech Republic CZE
12 Sylvain Miaillier 23 France FRA
13 Tommy Eliasson 29 Sweden SWE
14 Richard Spalinger 34 Switzerland SUI
15 Markus Wittner 36 Austria AUT
16 Erik Iljans 40 Sweden SWE
17 Xavier Kuhn 31 France FRA
18 Thomas Zangerl 26 Austria AUT
19 Simon-Raphael Stickl 22 Germany GER
20 Conradign Netzer 29 Switzerland SUI
21 Ted Piccard 31 France FRA
22 Anders Rekdal 23 Norway NOR
23 Casey Puckett 37 United States USA
24 Lars Lewén 34 Sweden SWE
25 Yegor Korotkov 23 Russia RUS
26 Juha Haukkala 31 Finland FIN
27 Michael Forslund 23 Sweden SWE
28 Daron Rahlves 36 United States USA
29 Hiroomi Takizawa 36 Japan JPN
30 Patrick Koller 26 Austria AUT
31 Martin Fiala 42 Germany GER
32 Beni Hofer 31 Switzerland SUI
AC Zdeněk Šafář 31 Czech Republic CZE DNF