Sochi 2014 - Home of the 2014 Australian Olympic Winter Team
Snowboard Snowboard

Snowboard In a Nutshell

Snowboard has only been on the Olympic Winter program since the Nagano Games in 1998, making it the newest Olympic Winter discipline. The sport was developed in the United States in the 1960s, and as surfers and skateboarders became increasingly involved, the sport boomed.

Two Snowboard events were available to men and women in 1998- Giant Slalom and Halfpipe. The Halfpipe, which sees athletes perform tricks in an icy pipe, is still contested today. Australia’s Torah Bright is the reigning female Olympic Halfpipe Champion, while American Shaun White is the back-to-back men’s Champion.

In Snowboard Cross, athletes race for medals in a head-to-head format- picture a BMX race on snow. Australian Alex “Chumpy” Pullin is a double World Champion in this event.

Parallel Giant Slalom, Parallel Slalom and Snowboard Slopestyle are also on the Sochi 2014 program for both sexes. The Parallel Slalom was reintroduced for Sochi and 2014 will also be the first time Snowboard Slopestyle is contested.

Snowboard

Australian Snowboard History

Australians have competed in Snowboard at every Olympic Winter Games since the sport’s inception in 1998. Zeke Steggall was Australia’s first competitor, competing in Nagano and also the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, with a best place finish of 26th in Parallel Giant Slalom in 2002.

By the 2006 Games in Torino, Australia showed great depth to qualify nine athletes. Torah Bright produced Australia’s best performance at the time to finish fifth in the Halfpipe. Four years later, Bright built on that form to take gold at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. The girl from Cooma qualified for the final in first place but crashed out in her first run, earning a mere 5.9 points. Posting the lowest score, Bright was forced to face the pipe first in the second run but produced a crisp run with five near-perfect trick executions, earning her a huge score of 45.00 that won Australia’s first Snowboard medal.

Fast Facts

Snowboard Action
Days -1, 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12 & 15
Total Athletes
252
Medal Events
10
Crowd Capacity
6,250

Schedule & Results

Start lists for Australian athletes will be available as soon as they are allocated. Please note this can be as late as within 24 hours before the scheduled start time of the event. Medal events, regardless of Australian participation, will also be displayed here.

Day -1, Feb 06 2014

(Local) / 10:00 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBS Qualification Heat 1
(Local) / 10:00 AM (Sochi)
Start List
Men's SBS Qualif. Heat 1 Run 1
Scotty James
(Local) / 10:25 AM (Sochi)
Start List
Men's SBS Qualif. Heat 1 Run 2
Scotty James
(Local) / 12:00 PM (Sochi)
Men's SBS Qualification Heat 2
(Local) / 12:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List
Men's SBS Qualif. Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 12:25 PM (Sochi)
Start List
Men's SBS Qualif. Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 2:00 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' SBS Qualification Heat 1
(Local) / 2:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List
Ladies' SBS Qualif. Heat 1 Run 1
Torah Bright
(Local) / 2:22 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' SBS Qualif. Heat 1 Run 2
Torah Bright
(Local) / 3:55 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' SBS Qualification Heat 2
(Local) / 3:55 PM (Sochi)
Start List
Ladies' SBS Qualif. Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 4:17 PM (Sochi)
Start List
Ladies' SBS Qualif. Heat 2 Run 2

Day 1, Feb 08 2014

(Local) / 9:30 AM (Sochi)
Start List
Men's SBS Semifinal Run 1
Scotty James 6th (77.25)
(Local) / 10:24 AM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's SBS Semifinal Run 2
Scotty James 20th (19.00)
(Local) / 12:45 PM (Sochi)
Start List
Men's SBS Final Run 1
(Local) / 1:19 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's SBS Final Run 2 Medal Event
USA Sage Kotsenburg NOR Staale Sandbech CAN Mark McMorris

Day 2, Feb 09 2014

(Local) / 10:30 AM (Sochi)
Start List
Ladies' SBS Semifinal Run 1
(Local) / 11:10 AM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' SBS Semifinal Run 2
(Local) / 1:15 PM (Sochi)
Start List
Ladies' SBS Final Run 1
Torah Bright 6th (64.75)
(Local) / 1:49 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' SBS Final Run 2 Medal Event
Torah Bright 6th (66.25)
USA Jamie Anderson FIN Enni Rukajarvi GBR Jenny Jones

Day 4, Feb 11 2014

(Local) / 2:00 PM (Sochi)
Results
Men's HP Qualification Heat 1
(Local) / 2:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Qualif. Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 2:35 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Qualif. Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 4:00 PM (Sochi)
Results
Men's HP Qualification Heat 2
(Local) / 4:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Qualif. Heat 2 Run 1
Kent Callister Nathan Johnstone Scotty James 5th (87.00)
6th (86.00)
8th (68.50)
(Local) / 4:35 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Qualif. Heat 2 Run 2
Nathan Johnstone Kent Callister Scotty James 15th (27.50)
16th (25.50)
19th (15.00)
(Local) / 7:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Semifinal Run 1
Kent Callister Nathan Johnstone 5th (49.25)
8th (25.75)
(Local) / 7:34 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Semifinal Run 2
Kent Callister Nathan Johnstone 1st (79.50)
5th (73.50)
(Local) / 9:30 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Final Run 1
Kent Callister 10th (40.00)
(Local) / 9:59 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's HP Final Run 2 Medal Event
Kent Callister 6th (68.50)
SUI Iouri Podladtchikov JPN Ayumu Hirano JPN Taku Hiraoka

Day 5, Feb 12 2014

(Local) / 2:00 PM (Sochi)
Results
Ladies' HP Qualification Heat 1
(Local) / 2:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Qualif. Heat 1 Run 1
Hannah Trigger Holly Crawford Stephanie Magiros 7th (51.25)
10th (43.00)
14th (27.25)
(Local) / 2:35 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Qualif. Heat 1 Run 2
Stephanie Magiros Holly Crawford Hannah Trigger 5th (57.25)
10th (33.75)
11th (33.00)
(Local) / 4:00 PM (Sochi)
Results
Ladies' HP Qualification Heat 2
(Local) / 4:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Qualif. Heat 2 Run 1
Torah Bright 1st (93.00)
(Local) / 4:35 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Qualif. Heat 2 Run 2
Torah Bright 12th (28.75)
(Local) / 7:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Semifinal Run 1
Stephanie Magiros 11th (26.50)
(Local) / 7:34 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Semifinal Run 2
Stephanie Magiros 12th (20.50)
(Local) / 9:30 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Final Run 1
Torah Bright 8th (58.25)
(Local) / 9:59 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Final Run 2 Medal Event
Torah Bright 2nd (91.50)
USA Kaitlyn Farrington AUS Torah Bright USA Kelly Clark

Day 9, Feb 16 2014

(Local) / 11:00 AM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' SBX Seeding Run 1
Belle Brockhoff Torah Bright 6th (1:23.22)
20th (1:25.32)
(Local) / 11:50 AM (Sochi)
Start List
Ladies' SBX Seeding Run 2
Torah Bright 3rd (1:23.96)
(Local) / 1:15 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' SBX Quarterfinal 1
(Local) / 1:18 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' SBX Quarterfinal 2
(Local) / 1:21 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' SBX Quarterfinal 3
(Local) / 1:24 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' SBX Quarterfinal 4
Belle Brockhoff Torah Bright
(Local) / 1:30 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' SBX Semifinal 1
(Local) / 1:33 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' SBX Semifinal 2
Belle Brockhoff
(Local) / 1:40 PM (Sochi)
Results
Ladies' SBX Small Final
Belle Brockhoff
(Local) / 1:46 PM (Sochi)
Results
Ladies' SBX Big Final Medal Event
CZE Eva Samkova CAN Dominique Maltais FRA Chloe Trespeuch

Day 10, Feb 17 2014

(Local) / 11:00 AM (Sochi)
Start List
Men's SBX Seeding Run 1
Cam Bolton Jarryd Hughes Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin
(Local) / 12:20 PM (Sochi)
Men's SBX Seeding Run 2

Day 11, Feb 18 2014

(Local) / 10:30 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX 1/8 Final 1
Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin
(Local) / 10:33 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX 1/8 Final 2
(Local) / 10:36 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX 1/8 Final 3
(Local) / 10:39 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX 1/8 Final 4
(Local) / 10:42 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX 1/8 Final 5
(Local) / 10:45 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX 1/8 Final 6
Jarryd Hughes
(Local) / 10:48 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX 1/8 Final 7
(Local) / 10:51 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX 1/8 Final 8
Cam Bolton
(Local) / 10:56 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX Quarterfinal 1
Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin
(Local) / 10:59 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX Quarterfinal 2
(Local) / 11:02 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX Quarterfinal 3
Jarryd Hughes
(Local) / 11:05 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX Quarterfinal 4
Cam Bolton
(Local) / 11:10 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX Semifinal 1
(Local) / 11:13 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX Semifinal 2
Cam Bolton
(Local) / 11:18 AM (Sochi)
Results
Men's SBX Small Final
Cam Bolton
(Local) / 11:23 AM (Sochi)
Results
Men's SBX Big Final Medal Event
FRA Pierre Vaultier RUS Nikolay Olyunin USA Alex Deibold

Day 12, Feb 19 2014

(Local) / 9:15 AM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' PGS Qualification Run
(Local) / 9:42 AM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's PGS Qualification Run
(Local) / 10:09 AM (Sochi)
Start List
Ladies' PGS Elimination Run
(Local) / 10:36 AM (Sochi)
Start List
Men's PGS Elimination Run
(Local) / 1:00 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Run 1
(Local) / 1:00 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 1:01 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 1:02 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 3 Run 1
(Local) / 1:03 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 4 Run 1
(Local) / 1:08 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 5 Run 1
(Local) / 1:09 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 6 Run 1
(Local) / 1:10 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 7 Run 1
(Local) / 1:11 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 8 Run 1
(Local) / 1:12 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Run 1
(Local) / 1:12 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 1:13 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 1:14 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 3 Run 1
(Local) / 1:15 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 4 Run 1
(Local) / 1:20 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 5 Run 1
(Local) / 1:21 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 6 Run 1
(Local) / 1:22 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 7 Run 1
(Local) / 1:23 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 8 Run 1
(Local) / 1:24 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Run 2
(Local) / 1:24 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 1:25 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 1:26 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 3 Run 2
(Local) / 1:27 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 4 Run 2
(Local) / 1:32 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 5 Run 2
(Local) / 1:33 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 6 Run 2
(Local) / 1:34 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 7 Run 2
(Local) / 1:35 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 8 Run 2
(Local) / 1:36 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Run 2
(Local) / 1:36 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 1:38 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 1:39 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 3 Run 2
(Local) / 1:40 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 4 Run 2
(Local) / 1:44 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 5 Run 2
(Local) / 1:45 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 6 Run 2
(Local) / 1:46 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 7 Run 2
(Local) / 1:47 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS 1/8 Finals Heat 8 Run 2
(Local) / 1:48 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Quarterfinals Run 1
(Local) / 1:48 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Quarterfinals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 1:50 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Quarterfinals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 1:52 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Quarterfinals Heat 3 Run 1
(Local) / 1:54 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Quarterfinals Run 1
(Local) / 1:54 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Quarterfinals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 1:54 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Quarterfinals Heat 4 Run 1
(Local) / 1:56 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Quarterfinals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 1:58 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Quarterfinals Heat 3 Run 1
(Local) / 1:59 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Quarterfinals Heat 4 Run 1
(Local) / 2:00 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Quarterfinals Run 2
(Local) / 2:00 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Quarterfinals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 2:01 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Quarterfinals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 2:03 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Quarterfinals Heat 3 Run 2
(Local) / 2:05 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Quarterfinals Heat 4 Run 2
(Local) / 2:09 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Quarterfinals Run 2
(Local) / 2:09 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Quarterfinals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 2:11 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Quarterfinals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 2:13 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Quarterfinals Heat 3 Run 2
(Local) / 2:15 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Quarterfinals Heat 4 Run 2
(Local) / 2:15 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Semifinals Run 1
(Local) / 2:15 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Semifinals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 2:17 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Semifinals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 2:18 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Semifinals Run 1
(Local) / 2:18 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Semifinals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 2:20 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Semifinals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 2:22 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Semifinals Run 2
(Local) / 2:22 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Semifinals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 2:24 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Semifinals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 2:25 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Semifinals Run 2
(Local) / 2:25 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Semifinals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 2:27 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Semifinals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 2:31 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Finals Run 1
(Local) / 2:31 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Small Final Run 1
(Local) / 2:33 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Big Final Run 1
(Local) / 2:35 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Finals Run 1
(Local) / 2:35 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Small Final Run 1
(Local) / 2:37 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Big Final Run 1
(Local) / 2:41 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Finals Run 2 Medal Event
(Local) / 2:41 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Small Final Run 2 Medal Event
(Local) / 2:44 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PGS Big Final Run 2 Medal Event
SUI Patrizia Kummer JPN Tomoka Takeuchi
(Local) / 2:45 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Finals Run 2 Medal Event
(Local) / 2:45 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Small Final Run 2 Medal Event
(Local) / 2:48 PM (Sochi)
Men's PGS Big Final Run 2 Medal Event
RUS Vic Wild SUI Nevin Galmarini

Day 15, Feb 22 2014

(Local) / 9:15 AM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' PSL Qualification Run
(Local) / 9:42 AM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's PSL Qualification Run
(Local) / 10:09 AM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' PSL Elimination Run
(Local) / 10:36 AM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's PSL Elimination Run
(Local) / 1:15 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Run 1
(Local) / 1:15 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 1:16 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 1:17 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 3 Run 1
(Local) / 1:18 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 4 Run 1
(Local) / 1:23 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 5 Run 1
(Local) / 1:24 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 6 Run 1
(Local) / 1:25 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 7 Run 1
(Local) / 1:26 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 8 Run 1
(Local) / 1:27 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Run 1
(Local) / 1:27 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 1:29 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 1:30 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 3 Run 1
(Local) / 1:31 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 4 Run 1
(Local) / 1:35 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 5 Run 1
(Local) / 1:36 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 6 Run 1
(Local) / 1:37 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 7 Run 1
(Local) / 1:38 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 8 Run 1
(Local) / 1:39 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Run 2
(Local) / 1:39 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 1:41 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 1:43 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 3 Run 2
(Local) / 1:45 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 4 Run 2
(Local) / 1:47 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 5 Run 2
(Local) / 1:48 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 6 Run 2
(Local) / 1:49 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 7 Run 2
(Local) / 1:50 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 8 Run 2
(Local) / 1:53 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Run 2
(Local) / 1:53 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 1:54 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 1:55 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 3 Run 2
(Local) / 1:56 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 4 Run 2
(Local) / 2:01 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 5 Run 2
(Local) / 2:02 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 6 Run 2
(Local) / 2:03 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 7 Run 2
(Local) / 2:03 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Quarterfinals Run 1
(Local) / 2:03 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Quarterfinals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 2:04 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL 1/8 Finals Heat 8 Run 2
(Local) / 2:05 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Quarterfinals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 2:07 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Quarterfinals Heat 3 Run 1
(Local) / 2:08 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Quarterfinals Heat 4 Run 1
(Local) / 2:09 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Quarterfinals Run 1
(Local) / 2:09 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Quarterfinals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 2:11 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Quarterfinals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 2:13 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Quarterfinals Heat 3 Run 1
(Local) / 2:14 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Quarterfinals Heat 4 Run 1
(Local) / 2:15 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Quarterfinals Run 2
(Local) / 2:15 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Quarterfinals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 2:17 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Quarterfinals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 2:19 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Quarterfinals Heat 3 Run 2
(Local) / 2:20 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Quarterfinals Heat 4 Run 2
(Local) / 2:21 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Quarterfinals Run 2
(Local) / 2:21 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Quarterfinals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 2:23 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Quarterfinals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 2:25 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Quarterfinals Heat 3 Run 2
(Local) / 2:26 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Quarterfinals Heat 4 Run 2
(Local) / 2:30 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Semifinals Run 1
(Local) / 2:30 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Semifinals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 2:32 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Semifinals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 2:33 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Semifinals Run 1
(Local) / 2:33 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Semifinals Heat 1 Run 1
(Local) / 2:35 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Semifinals Heat 2 Run 1
(Local) / 2:37 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Semifinals Run 2
(Local) / 2:37 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Semifinals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 2:39 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Semifinals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 2:40 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Semifinals Run 2
(Local) / 2:40 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Semifinals Heat 1 Run 2
(Local) / 2:42 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Semifinals Heat 2 Run 2
(Local) / 2:46 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Finals Run 1
(Local) / 2:46 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Small Final Run 1
(Local) / 2:48 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Big Final Run 1
(Local) / 2:50 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Finals Run 1
(Local) / 2:50 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Small Final Run 1
(Local) / 2:52 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Big Final Run 1
(Local) / 2:56 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Finals Run 2 Medal Event
(Local) / 2:56 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Small Final Run 2 Medal Event
(Local) / 2:58 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' PSL Big Final Run 2 Medal Event
AUT Julia Dujmovits GER Anke Karstens
(Local) / 3:00 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Finals Run 2 Medal Event
(Local) / 3:00 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Small Final Run 2 Medal Event
(Local) / 3:02 PM (Sochi)
Men's PSL Big Final Run 2 Medal Event
RUS Vic Wild SLO Zan Kosir

Selection Info

Australia qualified an overall Snowboard team of 11, consisting of 5 women and 6 men

Events and Competition Format

Parallel Slalom & Parallel Giant Slalom

The Parallel Slalom and Parallel Giant Slalom involve two riders racing down the same slope on two parallel courses, outlined with gates and triangular flags, blue on the left course and red on the right course. The setting of the courses, the terrain and snow coverage must be as identical as possible. The different between events is with regard to the distance between each of the gates. In Parallel Giant Slalom, the gates are spaced much further than Parallel Slalom, allowing for much faster speeds.

There are 32 men and 32 women, who can each contest the two events. After two qualifying runs, a 16-person head-to-head competition is established in which riders compete in two side-by-side courses. All Parallel finals heats consist of two runs. The competitors change courses for the second run.

The loser of the first run starts with a time delay, which corresponds to his or her time behind the winner of the first run. A competitor who does not start, does not finish or is disqualified in the first run, starts the second run with the penalty time delay.

Finals consist of 1/8 finals (8 pairs), quarter-finals (4 pairs), semi-finals (2 pairs), consolation rounds 5th–8th (2 pairs), and finals (2 pairs): a small and big final (bronze and gold medal rounds), classifications 5th–6th place, classifications 7th–8th place. The winners of the 1/8 final heats qualify to the quarter-finals. The winners of the quarter-finals qualify to the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals qualify to the big final (gold and silver medal). The losers of the semi-finals qualify to the small final (bronze medal).

Snowboard Cross

Snowboard Cross is a fast and furious event that includes manoeuvring down a challenging course with jumps and obstacles. Each course is purpose-built with freestyle-based features such as big table-top jumps, wu-tangs, step-ups, step-downs, rollers and banked turns that provide several opportunities to overtake.

There are 40 men and 24 women in Snowboard Cross. All athletes will complete two seeding runs individually to get their ranking for the head to head racing.

In the men’s events, there are five phases of head to head racing. In the 1/8 finals, there are 5 men, with the top 3 progressing. In each following phase there are 6 men in each race, with the top 3 progressing. The Big Final has 6 men, with the top 3 winning medals.

In the women’s events there are four phases of head to head racing with six athletes in each race. The Big Final has 6 women, with the top 3 winning medals.

Snowboard Halfpipe

Halfpipe events are conducted in a giant, man-made pipe, carved with specialised equipment to create 22-foot deep pipe. One competitor at a time performs a routine of acrobatic jumps, flips, twists and other manoeuvres in a halfpipe. The athletes are judged on overall impression, which takes into account their take-offs, the height they reach above the top of the pipe, and difficulty/ execution of their tricks.

There are three phases of the competition – heats, semi-final and final. Scores do not carry over.

In the heats there are 40 men and 30 women. There are two heats runs with the top 3 men and women in each heat qualifying directly for the finals. Competitors ranked 4th – 9th in each heat advance to the semi-finals.  In the semi-finals there are two runs with the top 6 men and women qualifying for the finals.

There are two runs in the final phase. In the first run, competitors go down in the reverse order of their rank (Q2 and then Q1). In the second run, competitors go down in the reverse order of their first final run rank). Each athlete’s top score from the two final runs determines their placing and the medals.

Snowboard Slopestyle

Slopestyle courses feature rails, jibs, hips and a variety of jumps allowing riders to combine big air and technical tricks into one run. Competitors are scored on overall impression which takes into account execution, technical difficulty, style, variety and use of course features.

There are three phases of the competition – qualification, semi-final and final, with athletes taking two runs in each phase with the highest scoring run being counted. Scores do not carry over from qualification to the final.

There are 30 male and 24 female competitors. In the qualification round, the top 8 men and women go straight to the final. The remaining athletes battle it out in the semi-final. In the semi-final, the top 4 advance to the final. In each run, competitors are run in reverse order of their ranking.

Qualification, Nomination and Selection

There is a maximum of 252 athlete quota places. Each nation can qualify a maximum of 24 athletes (maximum of 14 males or 14 females), with a maximum of 4 athletes per event.

Snowboard

Equipment

Halfpipe board

A wide and flexible board is essential for balance and tricks in Halfpipe events. It allows the boarder to ride forward and backward.

Alpine board

Alpine boards are stiff and narrow, which is ideal for turns and high speed.

Snowboard Cross board

Snowboard Cross boards are designed to allow high speed, combined with a maximum of tolerance and flexibility to avoid mistakes in the jumps and obstacles.

Hard boots

The boots designed for Parallel Giant Slalom and Parallel Slalom are stiff and provide good support.

Soft boots

Boots designed for use in freestyle and freeride snowboarding as well as Snowboard Cross. They are made soft and pliable to allow a broad range of motions.

Halfpipe boots

Halfpipe boots allow movement at the ankles to execute different manoeuvres. The rubber/urethane parts of the boots absorb shock.

Useful Links

International Ski Federation

Ski & Snowboard Australia

Trivia

The Halfpipe will have walls approximately 22 feet high and will be over 200 metres long. From start to finish it drops 81 metres.

Trivia

In the late 1970s snowboarders started to “invade” traditional ski resorts, but faced opposition from skiers who tried to exclude the snowboarders from “their” mountains. By the 1990s, however, almost all ski resorts had accepted snowboarding, and the resorts have found the snowboarders to be an excellent source of new revenue.

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