Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana; Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana
Date Started: February 22, 2014
Date Finished: February 22, 2014
The parallel special slalom was a new addition to the Winter Olympic Program, although it had been contested at the World Championships since 1996. [Vic Wild], the American expatriate who had married [Alyona Zavarzina], a Russian snowboarder, and chose to compete for Russia because of more financial support from their snowboarding federation, had already won the parallel giant slalom a few days before. In that event Slovenian [Žan Košir] had taken bronze, but he and Wild would meet in the final of this event.
Wild had made the final by defeating Austrian [Benjamin Karl], the 2009 and 2011 World Champion, in the semi-finals. Wild won the gold medal comfortably for his second gold medal in Sochi, while Karl easily won the bronze medal race over Italian [Aaron March]. Two favorites went out in the 1/8th-final, as 2013 World Champion [Rok Marguč] of Slovenia and Frenchman [Sylvain Dufour], the 2013/14 World Cup leader, failed to advance.
|23||Shin Bong-Shik||21||South Korea||KOR|
|26||Kim Sang-Gyeom||25||South Korea||KOR|
|AC||Justin Reiter||33||United States||USA||DQ|