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Freestyle Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Men's Aerials

Freestyle Skiing at the 2014 Winter Games: Previous Winter Games

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana
Date Started: February 17, 2014
Date Finished: February 17, 2014

Gold: BLR Anton Kushnir
Silver: AUS David Morris
Bronze: CHN Jia Zongyang

Summary

Freestyle aerials was held as a series of elimination runs, with two rounds of qualifying and three rounds in the final. Twelve of the 21 competitors advanced to the final from qualifying, six from the first run, and six from the second run. The final saw the top eight on the first run advanced to run two, with the top four on run two advancing to the final medal run.

The defending champion was Belarussian Aleksey Grishin but he did not get out of qualifying. His countrymen, Dmitry Dashchinsky, Olympic medalist in 1998 and 2006, and Anton Kushnir, did make the final, although Kushnir only made it on the second run. Kushnir advanced to the medal run along with China's Jia Zongyang, Australian David Morris, and the 2014 World Champion Qi Guangpu of China. The gold went again to Belarus as Kushnir crushed his back double full-full double full for the highest score of the competition, with 134.50. Morris came thru for the silver medal with his lower difficulty for his back layout double full-full. Both Chinese skiiers fell on their landings, with Jia getting the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Anton Kushnir 29 Belarus BLR Gold
2 David Morris 29 Australia AUS Silver
3 Jia Zongyang 22 China CHN Bronze
4 Qi Guangpu 23 China CHN
5 Mac Bohonnon 18 United States USA
6 Oleksandr Abramenko 25 Ukraine UKR
7 Travis Gerrits 22 Canada CAN
8 Dmitry Dashchinsky 36 Belarus BLR
9 Denis Osipov 30 Belarus BLR
10 Pavel Krotov 21 Russia RUS
11 Wu Chao 26 China CHN
12 Renato Ulrich 30 Switzerland SUI
13 Timofey Slivets 29 Russia RUS
14 Thomas Lambert 29 Switzerland SUI
15 Aleksey Grishin 34 Belarus BLR
16 Ilya Burov 22 Russia RUS
17 Sergey Berestovsky 28 Kazakhstan KAZ
18 Mischa Gasser 22 Switzerland SUI
19 Baglan Inkarbek 19 Kazakhstan KAZ
20 Mykola Puzderko 23 Ukraine UKR
21 Liu Zhongqing 28 China CHN