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Parallel Giant Slalom, Men

Date19 February 2014
StatusOlympic
LocationEkstrim-Park Rosa Khutor, Krasnaya Polyana / Ekstrim-Park Rosa Khutor, Krasnaya Polyana
Participants32 from 12 countries
Course SetterDenis TikhomirovRUS
DetailsGates: 29
Length: 650 m
Start Altitude: 1175 m
Vertical Drop: 155 m

An American won the gold medal in the parallel giant slalom, but he won it for Russia. Vic Wild grew up in Washington state and became a top Alpine snowboarder, but the Alpine snowboard events were not supported by the US ski federation, which left Wild fighting for funds to continue training. In 2010 Wild had met Russian snowboarder Alyona Zavarzina, and they married in 2011. With the marriage Wild was able to apply for Russian citizenship and their federation was more than willing to support a medal contender, so Wild began competing for Russia in 2012.

The final came down to Wild against Swiss rider Nevin Galmarini. Galmarini won the first run but Wild’s margin on the second run gave him the gold medal, only a few minutes after his wife, Zavarzina, won a bronze medal in the women’s parallel giant slalom. Slovenian Žan Košir won the bronze medal race, defeating German Patrick Büssler. Many of the favorites crashed out early. The last three gold medals had been won by Philipp Schoch (SUI) in 2002-06 and Jasey Jay Anderson (CAN) in 2010 but they both went out in the 1/8th-finals. Two Austrian favorites also struggled as 2013 World Champion Benjamin Karl went out in the quarters, and 2013/14 World Cup leader Lukas Mathies did not make it past qualifying.

Wild thanked the Russian team for their support, noting that he did not speak Russian, and that many of his teammates helped him, stating, “I don’t think many of them like me, but I really appreciate it.”

PosBoarderNOC
1Vic WildRUSGold
2Nevin GalmariniSUISilver
3Žan KoširSLOBronze
4Patrick BusslerGER
5Rok MargučSLO
6Rok FlanderSLO
7Simon SchochSUI
8Andreas PrommeggerAUT
9Andrey SobolevRUS
10Benjamin KarlAUT
11Kaspar FlütschSUI
12Philipp SchochSUI
13Alexander BergmannGER
14Jasey-Jay AndersonCAN
15Matthew MorisonCAN
16Sylvain DufourFRA
17Kim Sang-GyeomKOR
18Roland FischnallerITA
19Valery KolegovRUS
20Stefan BaumeisterGER
21Izidor ŠušteršičSLO
22Anton UnterkoflerAUT
23Yosyp PeniakUKR
24Justin ReiterUSA
25Rado YankovBUL
26Sin Bong-SikKOR
27Michael LambertCAN
28Christoph MickITA
29Stanislav DetkovRUS
30Aaron MarchITA
DQMeinhard ErlacherITA
DQLukas MathiesAUT

Qualifying Round (19 February 2014 — 09:42)

PosBoarderNOCTimeBlue CourseRed Course
1Andrey SobolevRUS1:35.6247.19 (1)48.43 (5)Q
2Vic WildRUS1:35.8848.54 (5)47.34 (1)Q
3Patrick BusslerGER1:36.9449.28 (8)47.66 (3)Q
4Rok MargučSLO1:37.3348.75 (6)48.58 (7)Q
5Benjamin KarlAUT1:37.4449.41 (=10)48.03 (4)Q
6Rok FlanderSLO1:37.5347.81 (3)49.72 (15)Q
7Kaspar FlütschSUI1:37.8247.58 (2)50.24 (19)Q
8Žan KoširSLO1:37.8248.93 (7)48.89 (8)Q
9Philipp SchochSUI1:37.8550.29 (19)47.56 (2)Q
10Simon SchochSUI1:38.4649.41 (=10)49.05 (9)Q
11Alexander BergmannGER1:38.4949.42 (=11)49.07 (10)Q
12Nevin GalmariniSUI1:39.0749.84 (17)49.23 (11)Q
13Jasey-Jay AndersonCAN1:39.4749.59 (14)49.88 (17)Q
14Matthew MorisonCAN1:39.6249.87 (18)49.75 (16)Q
15Sylvain DufourFRA1:39.7651.19 (26)48.57 (6)Q
16Andreas PrommeggerAUT1:39.7649.32 (9)50.44 (21)Q
17Kim Sang-GyeomKOR1:40.2750.79 (24)49.48 (12)
18Roland FischnallerITA1:40.4849.80 (16)50.68 (22)
19Valery KolegovRUS1:40.6950.67 (23)50.02 (18)
20Stefan BaumeisterGER1:40.7249.42 (=11)51.30 (24)
21Izidor ŠušteršičSLO1:41.0250.66 (22)50.36 (20)
22Anton UnterkoflerAUT1:41.0451.47 (28)49.57 (13)
23Yosyp PeniakUKR1:41.1451.43 (27)49.71 (14)
24Justin ReiterUSA1:41.2550.35 (20)50.90 (23)
25Rado YankovBUL1:42.0850.62 (21)51.46 (25)
26Sin Bong-SikKOR1:43.4349.68 (15)53.75 (28)
27Michael LambertCAN1:43.6951.13 (25)52.56 (26)
28Christoph MickITA1:48.2555.42 (29)52.83 (27)
29Stanislav DetkovRUS48.26 (4)– (DQ)
30Aaron MarchITA1:03.16 (30)– (DQ)
DQMeinhard ErlacherITA– (DQ)
DQLukas MathiesAUT– (DQ)

Eighth-Finals (19 February 2014 — 13:12)

Winner of each heat advance to quarter-finals.

Heat 1

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Andreas PrommeggerAUT+0.42Q
2Andrey SobolevRUS+1.81

Heat 2

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Žan KoširSLOQ
2Philipp SchochSUI+0.19+1.17

Heat 3

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Nevin GalmariniSUI+0.59Q
2Benjamin KarlAUT+0.10

Heat 4

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Rok MargučSLO+0.09Q
2Jasey-Jay AndersonCAN+0.47

Heat 5

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Patrick BusslerGERQ
2Matthew MorisonCAN+0.53+0.30

Heat 6

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Rok FlanderSLOQ
2Alexander BergmannGER+0.14+0.34

Heat 7

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Simon SchochSUI+0.14Q
2Kaspar FlütschSUI+0.22

Heat 8

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Vic WildRUSQ
2Sylvain DufourFRA+0.77+5.65

Quarter-Finals (19 February 2014 — 13:54)

Winner of each heat advance to semi-finals, loser advance to classification round.

Heat 1

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Žan KoširSLOQ
2Andreas PrommeggerAUT+0.04+0.53

Heat 2

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Nevin GalmariniSUIQ
2Rok MargučSLO+0.29+0.09

Heat 3

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Patrick BusslerGERQ
2Rok FlanderSLO+0.46+0.40

Heat 4

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Vic WildRUSQ
2Simon SchochSUI+1.50+4.19

Semi-Finals (19 February 2014 — 14:18)

Winner of each heat advance to final.

Heat 1

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Nevin GalmariniSUIQ
2Žan KoširSLO+0.12+1.36

Heat 2

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Vic WildRUSQ
2Patrick BusslerGER+0.86+2.61

Final Round (19 February 2014 — 14:35)

Heat 1/2

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Vic WildRUS+0.54
2Nevin GalmariniSUI+2.14

Heat 3/4

PosBoarderNOCRun 1Run 2
1Žan KoširSLO
2Patrick BusslerGER+0.72+2.26