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Aerials, Men

Date21 – 24 February 1994
StatusOlympic
LocationKanthaugen Freestyle Arena, Lillehammer
Participants24 from 14 countries
Venue detailsInrun Distance: 60 m
Inrun Gradient: 25°
Landing Distance: 37 m
Landing Gradient: 37°
Start Elevation: 418 m
Vertical Drop: 50 m

Twenty-four skiers competed with 12 advancing out of qualifying to the final. The favorites were the Americans and Canadians and they would place second thru seventh in the final, but the gold medal went to Sonny Schönbächler of Switzerland. Schönbächler had come out of retirement to compete in the first Olympic aerials medal competition, and he placed only 10th in the qualifying round, which was led by the Belarussian, Aleksey Parfenkov. But Parfenkov finished last on both jumps in the final, placing last of the finalists. Schönbächler’s first final jump was a back full-full-full (bFFF), and he placed first, narrowly leading two Canadians, Lloyd Langlois and Philippe LaRoche (the current World Cup leader). In the second round, Schönbächler again placed first, this time with a back full-double full-full (bFdFF), to secure the gold medal. LaRoche placed second in the second round and moved up to the silver medal. Langlois struggled, placing only 7th in the second jump, but hung on for the bronze medal. LaRoche had won the aerials event in 1992 at Albertville when it was a demonstration event, while Langlois had placed third.

PosSkierNOC
1Sonny SchönbächlerSUIGold
2Philippe LaRocheCANSilver
3Lloyd LangloisCANBronze
4Andy CapicikCAN
5Trace WorthingtonUSA
6Nicolas FontaineCAN
7Eric BergoustUSA
8Mats JohanssonSWE
9Jean-Marc BacquinFRA
10Richard CobbingGBR
11Kris FeddersenUSA
12Aliaksei ParfenkouBLR
13Vasil VarabiouBLR
14Christian RijavecAUT
15Tor SkeieNOR
16Serhiy ButUKR
17Michiel de RuiterNED
18Alexis BlancFRA
19Sergey BrenerUZB
20Hiroshi MachiiJPN
21Alessandro ScottàITA
22Herby KollySUI
23Freddy RomanoITA
24Sébastien FoucrasFRA
DNSAleksandr MikhaylovRUS

Qualifying Round (21 February 1994 — 09:30-11:15)

Top 12 finishers advanced to final.

Judge #1 (Air & Form)Paul NicholasUSA
Judge #2 (Air & Form)Martine KohlyFRA
Judge #3 (Air & Form)Morten SkarpaasNOR
Judge #4 (Air & Form)Stephan MarklGER
Judge #5 (Air & Form)Miki MiyazakiJPN
Judge #6 (Landing)Boris KalčićSLO
Judge #7 (Landing)Hans-Ulrich MenradGER
PosOrdSkierNOCPointsCodeDifficultyAir & Form
19Aliaksei ParfenkouBLR228.49Q
Jump 1 (2)115.70bdFFF4.45017.98.10
Jump 2 (3)112.79bFFF4.05019.68.25
214Philippe LaRocheCAN222.65Q
Jump 1 (4)105.00bFTF3.75020.27.80
Jump 2 (1)117.65bFFF4.05020.88.25
34Lloyd LangloisCAN221.61Q
Jump 1 (3)106.80bFdFF4.45016.87.20
Jump 2 (2)114.81bFFF4.05020.18.25
410Trace WorthingtonUSA221.11Q
Jump 1 (1)117.03bFdFF4.45019.17.20
Jump 2 (8)104.08bFFF4.05018.86.90
518Richard CobbingGBR208.54Q
Jump 1 (7)102.03bLFF3.80019.27.65
Jump 2 (6)106.51bFFF4.05019.17.20
63Andy CapicikCAN207.29Q
Jump 1 (6)104.28bFFF4.05018.77.05
Jump 2 (9)103.01bFdFF4.45017.95.25
716Nicolas FontaineCAN206.64Q
Jump 1 (11)97.40bFFF4.05016.47.65
Jump 2 (4)109.24bdFFF4.45017.86.75
86Jean-Marc BacquinFRA203.58Q
Jump 1 (12)96.99bFFF4.05018.75.25
Jump 2 (5)106.59bLFF3.80020.77.35
912Kris FeddersenUSA199.27Q
Jump 1 (5)104.50bLFF3.80020.07.50
Jump 2 (12)94.77bFFF4.05018.64.80
1011Sonny SchönbächlerSUI196.53Q
Jump 1 (9)99.94bLFF3.80020.06.30
Jump 2 (=10)96.59bFFF4.05018.65.25
1115Mats JohanssonSWE192.57Q
Jump 1 (14)86.26bLFF3.80017.65.10
Jump 2 (7)106.31bFFF4.05018.37.95
125Eric BergoustUSA190.48Q
Jump 1 (13)93.89bdFFF4.45016.34.80
Jump 2 (=10)96.59bFFF4.05018.65.25
1319Vasil VarabiouBLR188.92
Jump 1 (10)98.61bLFF3.80018.97.05
Jump 2 (14)90.31bFFF4.05017.84.50
142Christian RijavecAUT186.11
Jump 1 (8)101.27bLFF3.80018.48.25
Jump 2 (19)84.84bFFF4.05016.64.35
1521Tor SkeieNOR172.77
Jump 1 (18)79.42bLFF3.80017.03.90
Jump 2 (13)93.35bFFF4.05018.14.95
1617Serhiy ButUKR171.19
Jump 1 (15)81.89bLFF3.80017.54.05
Jump 2 (15)89.30bFFF4.05018.33.75
178Michiel de RuiterNED168.39
Jump 1 (16)81.37bLTF3.50018.05.25
Jump 2 (18)87.02bLFF3.80018.14.80
181Alexis BlancFRA162.22
Jump 1 (20)74.11bFFF4.05014.43.90
Jump 2 (16)88.11bFdFF4.45016.23.60
1924Sergey BrenerUZB159.93
Jump 1 (21)72.21bLF2.90018.06.90
Jump 2 (17)87.72bFF3.15019.08.85
2022Hiroshi MachiiJPN153.53
Jump 1 (17)79.62bLTF3.50016.06.75
Jump 2 (20)73.91bLFF3.80016.03.45
2123Alessandro ScottàITA149.34
Jump 1 (19)76.12bLTF3.50016.84.95
Jump 2 (21)73.22bLF2.90017.67.65
2220Herby KollySUI129.10
Jump 1 (23)59.94bFFF4.05013.90.90
Jump 2 (22)69.16bLFF3.80016.41.80
2325Freddy RomanoITA115.21
Jump 1 (22)61.42bLTF3.50014.13.45
Jump 2 (23)53.79bLF2.90015.43.15
2413Sébastien FoucrasFRA55.68
Jump 1 (24)55.68bFFF4.05012.11.65
DNS7Aleksandr MikhaylovRUS

Final Round (24 February 1994 — 12:00-13:30)

Judge #1 (Air & Form)Paul NicholasUSA
Judge #2 (Air & Form)Martine KohlyFRA
Judge #3 (Air & Form)Morten SkarpaasNOR
Judge #4 (Air & Form)Stephan MarklGER
Judge #5 (Air & Form)Miki MiyazakiJPN
Judge #6 (Landing)Boris KalčićSLO
Judge #7 (Landing)Hans-Ulrich MenradGER
PosOrdSkierNOCPointsCodeDifficultyAir & Form
110Sonny SchönbächlerSUI234.67
Jump 1 (1)113.19bFFF4.05020.07.95
Jump 2 (1)121.48bFdFF4.45019.57.80
22Philippe LaRocheCAN228.63
Jump 1 (3)110.58bdFFF4.45016.38.55
Jump 2 (2)118.05bFFF4.05020.68.55
33Lloyd LangloisCAN222.44
Jump 1 (2)111.47bFdFF4.45018.66.45
Jump 2 (7)110.97bFFF4.05019.38.10
46Andy CapicikCAN219.07
Jump 1 (5)106.71bFFF4.05018.18.25
Jump 2 (=5)112.36bFdFF4.45018.56.75
54Trace WorthingtonUSA218.19
Jump 1 (7)102.57bFdFF4.45018.14.95
Jump 2 (3)115.62bFFF4.05020.38.25
67Nicolas FontaineCAN210.81
Jump 1 (10)98.01bFFF4.05019.15.10
Jump 2 (4)112.80bdFFF4.45018.08.35
712Eric BergoustUSA210.48
Jump 1 (9)98.12bdFFF4.45017.44.65
Jump 2 (=5)112.36bFdFF4.45018.27.05
811Mats JohanssonSWE207.52
Jump 1 (6)105.26bLFF3.80019.08.70
Jump 2 (9)102.26bFFF4.05018.56.75
98Jean-Marc BacquinFRA196.88
Jump 1 (4)108.33bFFF4.05020.06.75
Jump 2 (11)88.55bFdFF4.45017.22.70
105Richard CobbingGBR196.58
Jump 1 (8)102.22bLFF3.80020.66.30
Jump 2 (10)94.36bFFF4.05018.54.80
119Kris FeddersenUSA195.26
Jump 1 (11)91.58bLFF3.80019.94.20
Jump 2 (8)103.68bFFF4.05018.76.90
121Aliaksei ParfenkouBLR178.48
Jump 1 (12)91.00bdFFF4.45015.84.65
Jump 2 (12)87.48bFFF4.05012.69.00