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Snowboarding at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Men's Parallel Slalom

Snowboarding at the 2014 Winter Games:

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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

Gold: RUS Vic Wild
Silver: SLO Žan Košir
Bronze: AUT Benjamin Karl

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Vic Wild 27 Russia RUS Gold
2 Žan Košir 29 Slovenia SLO Silver
3 Benjamin Karl 28 Austria AUT Bronze
4 Aaron March 27 Italy ITA
5 Lukas Mathies 22 Austria AUT
6 Patrick Bussler 29 Germany GER
7 Nevin Galmarini 27 Switzerland SUI
8 Roland Fischnaller 33 Italy ITA
9 Simon Schoch 35 Switzerland SUI
10 Kaspar Flütsch 27 Switzerland SUI
11 Sylvain Dufour 31 France FRA
12 Rok Marguč 27 Slovenia SLO
13 Andreas Prommegger 33 Austria AUT
14 Stefan Baumeister 20 Germany GER
15 Jasey-Jay Anderson 38 Canada CAN
16 Michael Lambert 27 Canada CAN
17 Anton Unterkofler 30 Austria AUT
18 Matthew Morison 26 Canada CAN
19 Iosyp Peniak 29 Ukraine UKR
20 Christoph Mick 25 Italy ITA
21 Radoslav Yankov 24 Bulgaria BUL
22 Rok Flander 34 Slovenia SLO
23 Shin Bong-Shik 21 South Korea KOR
24 Alexander Bergmann 26 Germany GER
25 Meinhard Erlacher 31 Italy ITA
26 Kim Sang-Gyeom 25 South Korea KOR
27 Andrey Sobolev 24 Russia RUS
28 Stanislav Detkov 33 Russia RUS
AC Izidor Šušteršič 36 Slovenia SLO DQ
AC Valery Kolegov 18 Russia RUS DQ
AC Justin Reiter 33 United States USA DQ
AC Philipp Schoch 34 Switzerland SUI DQ