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