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Freestyle Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Men's Moguls

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 10, 2014
Date Finished: February 10, 2014

Gold: CAN Alexandre Bilodeau
Silver: CAN Mikael Kingsbury
Bronze: RUS Aleksandr Smyshlyayev

Summary

The defending champion was Canadian Alexandre Bilodeau who had won the dual moguls World Championship in 2009, 2011, and 2013, and was runner-up in the moguls in 2011 and 2013. He was favored again in Sochi but no freestyler skiier had ever defended an Olympic gold medal. His biggest competition was expected to come from his teammate, Mikael Kingsbury, who was the 2013 World Champion in moguls, had been the bronze medalist at the 2011 Worlds, and was the silver medalist behind Bilodeau in dual moguls in 2011 and 2013.

In the final round Bilodeau struggled on his first run and was fortunate to qualify for the second run. The leader was Russian Aleksandr Smyshlyayev. Canadians were 2-3-4 on the first run, with Kingsbury third, but Bilodeau finished only eighth. On the second run of the finals Canada was 1-2-3 this time, led by Kingsbury, followed by Marc-Antoine Gagnon, and then Bilodeau and Smyshlyayev. The final medal run consisted of the top six competitors from the second run, with Kazakh Dmitry Reykherd and American Patrick Deneen filling out the field. The medal run was an easy victory for Bilodeau, who led silver medalist Kingsbury by 1.6 points, with Smyshlyayev getting bronze, and Gagnon just missing the podium. With his victory Bilodeau became the first freestyler to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Alexandre Bilodeau 26 Canada CAN Gold
2 Mikael Kingsbury 21 Canada CAN Silver
3 Aleksandr Smyshlyayev 26 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Marc-Antoine Gagnon 22 Canada CAN
5 Dmitry Reykherd 25 Kazakhstan KAZ
6 Patrick Deneen 26 United States USA
7 Matt Graham 19 Australia AUS
8 Benjamin Cavet 20 France FRA
9 Philippe Marquis 24 Canada CAN
10 Pavel Kolmakov 17 Kazakhstan KAZ
11 Per Spett 28 Sweden SWE
12 Choi Jae-U 19 South Korea KOR
13 Brodie Summers 20 Australia AUS
14 Noboyuki Nishi 28 Japan JPN
15 Sho Endo 23 Japan JPN
16 Aleksey Pavlenko 18 Russia RUS
17 Andrey Volkov 27 Russia RUS
18 Jimi Salonen 19 Finland FIN
19 Ludvig Fjällström 20 Sweden SWE
20 Bradley Wilson 21 United States USA
21 Giacomo Matiz 28 Italy ITA
22 Arttu Kiramo 23 Finland FIN
23 Anthony Benna 26 France FRA
24 Sam Hall 25 Australia AUS
25 Dale Begg-Smith 29 Australia AUS
26 Dmitry Barmashov 28 Kazakhstan KAZ
27 Jussi Penttala 20 Finland FIN
28 Sergey Volkov 26 Russia RUS
AC Ville Miettunen 21 Finland FIN DNF