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Aerials, Men

Date16 – 18 February 1998
StatusOlympic
LocationIizuna Kogen Resort, Iizuna
Participants25 from 14 countries
Venue detailsInrun Distance: 60 m
Inrun Gradient: ?
Kicker #1: 4.50 m - 55° - 2.05 m
Kicker #2: 6.10 m - 63° - 2.85 m
Kicker #3: 7.15 m - 64° - 2.95 m
Kicker #4: 8.10 m - 65° - 3.05 m
Kicker #5: 8.00 m - 66° - 3.18 m
Kicker #6: 8.00 m - 66° - 3.20 m
Landing Distance: 30 m
Landing Gradient: 37°
Start Elevation: ?
Table Distance: 22 m
Vertical Drop: ?

The favorite was Canada’s Nicolas Fontaine, who had won the 1997 World Championship and was leading the World Cup in 1997-98. Also considered was American Eric Bergoust, who in 1997 had won his first World Cup event. Both made it thru qualifying, but did not come up to their usual standard, with Bergoust fourth and Fontaine eighth, as the qualifying was led by Belarus’s Dmitry Dashchinsky. Practicing before the final, Bergoust sustained a bad crash, landing on his chest and it was not clear if he could continue. But he elected to try to compete. In the opening round of the final, Bergoust scored 133.05 on a back full-double full-full (bFdFF), considered the highest ever for single jump, which put him well into the lead over France’s Sébastien Foucras, with Fontaine third. Bergoust’s second jump, a back double full-full-full (bdFFF) gave him 255.64 points, a new world’s best for the moguls, breaking Fontaine’s best mark. Fontaine fell on his landing in the second round and finished only 10th. Bergoust had competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics, finishing seventh, and would compete again in 2002 and 2006, but with less success.

PosSkierNOC
1Eric BergoustUSAGold
2Sébastien FoucrasFRASilver
3Dzmitry DashchynskiBLRBronze
4Aleš ValentaCZE
5Britt SwartleyUSA
6Aleksandr MikhaylovRUS
7Christian RijavecAUT
8Aliaksei HryshynBLR
9Stanislav KravchukUKR
10Nicolas FontaineCAN
11Jeff BeanCAN
12Andy CapicikCAN
13Vasil VarabiouBLR
14Freddy RomanoITA
15Mariano FerrarioUSA
16Jean-Damien ClimonetFRA
17Ou XiaotaoCHN
18Aliaksandr TkachenkaBLR
19Yuriy StetskoUKR
20Kevin HarbutGBR
21Matt ChojnackiUSA
22Miha GaleSLO
23Kazuaki AndoJPN
24Serhiy ButUKR
ACJonathan SweetAUSDNF
DNSDavid BelhumeurCAN

Qualifying Round (16 February 1998 — 10:44)

Top 12 finishers advanced to final.

Judge #1 (Air & Form)Martine KohlyFRA
Judge #2 (Air & Form)Harry GanjaCAN
Judge #3 (Air & Form)Morten SkarpaasNOR
Judge #4 (Air & Form)Hans KasnikAUT
Judge #5 (Air & Form)Reinhard KrampflGER
Judge #6 (Landing)Miki MiyazakiJPN
Judge #7 (Landing)Philip RichardSUI
Attendance10,640
PosOrdSkierNOCPointsCodeDifficultyAir & Form
1Dzmitry DashchynskiBLR249.04Q
Jump 1 (4)118.66bFFF4.0520.39.00
Jump 2 (1)130.38bFdFF4.4520.39.00
2Britt SwartleyUSA247.08Q
Jump 1 (1)126.60bFdFF4.4519.68.85
Jump 2 (3)120.48bFFF4.0520.98.85
3Aleksandr MikhaylovRUS246.21Q
Jump 1 (3)120.28bFFF4.0520.79.00
Jump 2 (2)125.93bFdFF4.4519.68.70
4Eric BergoustUSA232.61Q
Jump 1 (2)121.04bFdFF4.4519.18.10
Jump 2 (8)111.57bFFF4.0519.97.65
5Andy CapicikCAN227.39Q
Jump 1 (5)116.59bFdFF4.4518.77.50
Jump 2 (9)110.80bdFFF4.4517.47.50
69Stanislav KravchukUKR226.65Q
Jump 1 (7)113.05bLFF3.8020.98.85
Jump 2 (7)113.60bFFF4.0519.28.85
7Jeff BeanCAN224.86Q
Jump 1 (=9)111.17bFFF4.0518.98.55
Jump 2 (6)113.69bFdFF4.4517.08.55
8Nicolas FontaineCAN219.60Q
Jump 1 (6)113.25bFdFF4.4517.57.95
Jump 2 (11)106.35bdFFF4.4517.36.60
910Aliaksei HryshynBLR217.84Q
Jump 1 (12)108.49bLFF3.8019.78.85
Jump 2 (10)109.35bFFF4.0518.09.00
10Christian RijavecAUT212.51Q
Jump 1 (14)97.90bFdFF4.4517.24.80
Jump 2 (5)114.61bFFF4.0519.39.00
11Aleš ValentaCZE205.50Q
Jump 1 (17)88.69bFFF4.0516.55.40
Jump 2 (4)116.81bFdFF4.4517.78.55
12Sébastien FoucrasFRA200.27Q
Jump 1 (11)111.02bFdFF4.4518.56.45
Jump 2 (16)89.25bLdFF4.2018.42.85
13Vasil VarabiouBLR199.29
Jump 1 (8)113.03bdFFF4.4516.78.70
Jump 2 (18)86.26bFFF4.0517.43.90
145Freddy RomanoITA195.38
Jump 1 (15)90.12bLTF3.5017.87.95
Jump 2 (12)105.26bLFF3.8019.68.10
15Mariano FerrarioUSA186.98
Jump 1 (=9)111.17bFFF4.0519.57.95
Jump 2 (22)75.81bLFF3.8018.01.95
16Jean-Damien ClimonetFRA186.81
Jump 1 (19)84.55bLFF3.8018.53.75
Jump 2 (14)102.26bFFF4.0519.16.15
174Ou XiaotaoCHN183.84
Jump 1 (22)79.97bLTF3.5015.27.65
Jump 2 (13)103.87bFTF3.7519.08.70
181Aliaksandr TkachenkaBLR178.46
Jump 1 (18)88.35bLFF3.8019.24.05
Jump 2 (15)90.11bFFF4.0518.53.75
197Yuriy StetskoUKR171.46
Jump 1 (16)89.46bdFF3.5516.88.40
Jump 2 (21)82.00bFdF3.5517.75.40
203Kevin HarbutGBR168.32
Jump 1 (20)82.46bLFF3.8018.13.60
Jump 2 (19)85.86bFFF4.0517.63.60
21Matt ChojnackiUSA165.08
Jump 1 (21)81.65bdFFF4.4516.12.25
Jump 2 (20)83.43bFdFF4.4516.81.95
222Miha GaleSLO154.68
Jump 1 (13)102.03bLFF3.8019.27.65
Jump 2 (23)52.65bFFF4.0511.51.50
236Kazuaki AndoJPN135.12
Jump 1 (24)46.77bFFF4.0510.51.05
Jump 2 (17)88.35bLFF3.8017.16.15
248Serhiy ButUKR110.61
Jump 1 (23)65.25bFTF3.7513.53.90
Jump 2 (24)45.36bFFF4.0511.20.00
ACJonathan SweetAUSDNF
Jump 1 (AC)DNF
DNSDavid BelhumeurCAN

Final Round (18 February 1998 — 11:23)

Judge #1 (Air & Form)Martine KohlyFRA
Judge #2 (Air & Form)Harry GanjaCAN
Judge #3 (Air & Form)Morten SkarpaasNOR
Judge #4 (Air & Form)Hans KasnikAUT
Judge #5 (Air & Form)Reinhard KrampflGER
Judge #6 (Landing)Miki MiyazakiJPN
Judge #7 (Landing)Philip RichardSUI
Attendance9,418
PosOrdSkierNOCPointsCodeDifficultyAir & Form
1Eric BergoustUSA255.64
Jump 1 (1)133.05bFdFF4.4520.99.00
Jump 2 (2)122.59bdFFF4.4518.78.85
2Sébastien FoucrasFRA248.79
Jump 1 (2)126.15bFdFF4.4519.58.85
Jump 2 (1)122.64bLdFF4.2020.29.00
3Dzmitry DashchynskiBLR240.79
Jump 1 (5)118.86bFFF4.0520.58.85
Jump 2 (3)121.93bFdFF4.4519.38.10
4Aleš ValentaCZE232.25
Jump 1 (7)115.22bFFF4.0520.28.25
Jump 2 (7)117.03bFdFF4.4518.87.50
5Britt SwartleyUSA231.61
Jump 1 (4)121.70bFdFF4.4519.18.25
Jump 2 (10)109.91bdFFF4.4517.86.90
6Aleksandr MikhaylovRUS229.98
Jump 1 (9)111.17bFFF4.0518.98.55
Jump 2 (5)118.81bFdFF4.4519.57.20
7Christian RijavecAUT227.60
Jump 1 (8)112.79bFFF4.0519.38.55
Jump 2 (8)114.81bFdFF4.4518.07.80
8Aliaksei HryshynBLR220.99
Jump 1 (11)100.84bFFF4.0518.06.90
Jump 2 (4)120.15bFdFF4.4518.38.70
9Stanislav KravchukUKR219.94
Jump 1 (10)107.35bLFF3.8020.37.95
Jump 2 (9)112.59bFFF4.0520.07.80
10Nicolas FontaineCAN216.93
Jump 1 (3)123.71bFdFF4.4519.78.10
Jump 2 (11)93.22bdFFF4.4517.53.45
11Jeff BeanCAN210.77
Jump 1 (6)118.66bFFF4.0520.68.70
Jump 2 (12)92.11bFdFF4.4517.13.60
12Andy CapicikCAN209.01
Jump 1 (12)90.55bFdFF4.4517.23.15
Jump 2 (6)118.46bFFF4.0520.48.85