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Not held in other editions
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Big Air, Men

Date21 – 24 February 2018
StatusOlympic
LocationPhoenix Snow Park, Mountain Cluster, Bongpyeong
Participants34 from 15 countries
Venue detailsIn-Run Length: 73.0 m
In-Run Pitch: 39°
Jump Height: 4.9 m
Landing Pitch: 38°
Take-Off To Knoll: 19.5 m

Making its Olympic debut in PyeongChang 2018, the big air event favorites included 2014 Olympic bronze slopestyle medalist Mark McMorris (CAN) who after a backcountry snowboarding accident was in a medically induced coma just 11 months prior, 2017 World silver slopestyle medalist Chris Corning (USA), and Marcus Kleveland (NOR), the first rider to ever land a quad cork 1800 in big air competition.

McMorris, a six-time big air X-Games medalist and 2013 slopestyle World Championships silver medalist, had won Canada’s first medal of the 2014 Sochi Games, with a repeat bronze in PyeongChang earlier in the Games.

After the qualification rounds, Canada and the United States each qualified three riders for the big air final. The Canadians were led into the final by their top qualifier Max Parrot, the 2018 PyeongChang slopestyle silver medalist, who had seven big air X-Games medals and had never finished lower than second in that event. Parrot was joined in the final by teammates Sébastien Toutant and McMorris. The Americans were led by Kyle Mack, Corning and Red Gerard, the PyeongChang 2018 slopestyle gold medalist.

The big air final, held on 24 February, was the last event on the snowboarding schedule at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Canada’s Toutant had been off his board for a few months with a back injury leading up to PyeongChang 2018. After finishing 11th in the snowboard slopestyle final earlier in the Games, Toutant came back strong to become the first-ever Olympic snowboard big air champion, scoring runs of 84.75 and 89.50 for a total of 174.25 points. His Olympic gold medal was Canada’s 500th all-time Olympic medal. Kyle Mack (USA) won the silver and Billy Morgan (GBR) the bronze.

Canadian teammates Parrot and McMorris failed to make the podium after falling during the big air final (Parrot in his second and third runs, and McMorris in his first two), placing ninth and 10th respectively. Americans Corning and Gerard were just off the podium in fourth and fifth, respectively.

PosNrBoarderNOCQualifyingFinal
17Sébastien ToutantCAN91.00 (5 h2)174.25 (1)Gold
213Kyle MackUSA88.75 (3 h1)168.75 (2)Silver
327Billy MorganGBR90.50 (6 h2)168.00 (3)Bronze
44Chris CorningUSA88.00 (4 h1)153.00 (4)
59Red GerardUSA85.00 (6 h1)143.00 (5)
620Michael SchärerSUI87.00 (5 h1)140.75 (6)
76Torgeir BergremNOR94.25 (4 h2)131.00 (7)
811Jonas BoesigerSUI96.00 (2 h2)118.25 (8)
91Max ParrotCAN92.50 (1 h1)117.75 (9)
103Mark McMorrisCAN95.75 (3 h2)72.50 (10)
1115Carlos Garcia KnightNZL97.50 (1 h2)54.25 (11)
1229Niklas MattssonSWE90.00 (2 h1)36.00 (12)
1318Tyler NicholsonCAN89.25 (7 h2)
1435Peetu PiiroinenFIN87.25 (8 h2)
1514Roope TonteriFIN86.50 (9 h2)
165Ståle SandbechNOR84.75 (7 h1)
1728Rowan CoultasGBR84.50 (8 h1)
=182Marcus KlevelandNOR84.25 (10 h2)
=1812Yuri OkuboJPN84.25 (9 h1)
2032Vladislav KhadarinROC83.75 (11 h2)
2110Kalle JärvilehtoFIN83.25 (12 h2)
2224Rene RinnekangasFIN83.00 (10 h1)
2316Jamie NichollsGBR81.25 (11 h1)
2417Alberto MaffeiITA77.50 (12 h1)
2525Nicolas HuberSUI76.75 (13 h1)
2626Ryan StasselUSA76.25 (13 h2)
2737Lee Min-SikKOR72.25 (14 h1)
2830Stef VandeweyerBEL61.00 (14 h2)
298Seppe SmitsBEL59.25 (15 h1)
3036Matías SchmittARG51.75 (15 h2)
3121Clemens MillauerAUT47.00 (16 h1)
3223Anton MamayevROC42.75 (16 h2)
3319Hiroaki KunitakeJPN37.25 (17 h2)
3422Sebbe De BuckBEL33.50 (18 h2)
DNS33Petr HorákCZE– (DNS h1)
DNS34Moritz ThönenSUI– (DNS h1)

Qualifying Round (21 February 2018 — 09:30)

Top three finishers in each heat advance to final. Places 4-9 in each round advance to semi-finals. Heat score consists of best of two runs.

Judge #1Iztok ŠumatićSLO
Judge #2Christian BeutlerSUI
Judge #3Ryo HashimotoJPN
Judge #4Connor ManningUSA
Judge #5Stefan MunzGER
Judge #6John MacDonaldCAN

Heat 1 (09:30)

PosOrdBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
11Max ParrotCAN92.50Q
Run 1 (1)89.25919090898888
Run 2 (1)92.50939393929292
229Niklas MattssonSWE90.00Q
Run 1 (12)53.75605853525252
Run 2 (2)90.00909087939090
313Kyle MackUSA88.75Q
Run 1 (2)87.25838887888787
Run 2 (3)88.75878989898890
44Chris CorningUSA88.00Q
Run 1 (4)85.00818582878690
Run 2 (4)88.00828688898991
520Michael SchärerSUI87.00Q
Run 1 (3)87.00898686878691
Run 2 (14)44.00504441424446
69Red GerardUSA85.00Q
Run 1 (7)82.00828080858284
Run 2 (5)85.00848485868588
75Ståle SandbechNOR84.75
Run 1 (5)84.75858285868485
Run 2 (15)41.25494536384042
828Rowan CoultasGBR84.50
Run 1 (8)81.00807981848182
Run 2 (6)84.50858384858486
912Yuri OkuboJPN84.25
Run 1 (6)84.25848384868485
Run 2 (13)44.25484640404348
1024Rene RinnekangasFIN83.00
Run 1 (14)43.75654143454640
Run 2 (7)83.00838283858383
1116Jamie NichollsGBR81.25
Run 1 (16)30.00353030303030
Run 2 (8)81.25818179838281
1217Alberto MaffeiITA77.50
Run 1 (9)77.50787776807976
Run 2 (16)36.25403037373932
1325Nicolas HuberSUI76.75
Run 1 (10)76.75727570818080
Run 2 (12)44.50424444434754
1437Lee Min-SikKOR72.25
Run 1 (11)68.75706265707070
Run 2 (9)72.25697074727374
158Seppe SmitsBEL59.25
Run 1 (13)50.00505150505050
Run 2 (10)59.25636060575660
1621Clemens MillauerAUT47.00
Run 1 (15)39.25453836353848
Run 2 (11)47.00574745454151
DNS33Petr HorákCZE
Run 1 (DNS)
Run 2 (DNS)
DNS34Moritz ThönenSUI
Run 1 (DNS)
Run 2 (DNS)

Heat 2 (11:45)

PosOrdBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
115Carlos Garcia KnightNZL97.50Q
Run 1 (5)88.75938988888890
Run 2 (1)97.50989898979797
211Jonas BoesigerSUI96.00Q
Run 1 (1)96.00979696969596
Run 2 (15)35.25253635353538
33Mark McMorrisCAN95.75Q
Run 1 (4)89.00918890898988
Run 2 (2)95.75959297969696
46Torgeir BergremNOR94.25Q
Run 1 (2)94.25969494959494
Run 2 (8)59.50755960655454
57Sébastien ToutantCAN91.00Q
Run 1 (3)91.00929086919192
Run 2 (11)45.00433949495034
627Billy MorganGBR90.50Q
Run 1 (6)87.50878889888784
Run 2 (3)90.50918890919091
718Tyler NicholsonCAN89.25
Run 1 (7)87.25898787888786
Run 2 (4)89.25908788908990
835Peetu PiiroinenFIN87.25
Run 1 (14)43.50454645424042
Run 2 (5)87.25878689898784
914Roope TonteriFIN86.50
Run 1 (8)86.50888785878686
Run 2 (9)47.50464846484848
102Marcus KlevelandNOR84.25
Run 1 (9)84.25868483868483
Run 2 (10)46.00484944454447
1132Vladislav KhadarinROC83.75
Run 1 (10)83.75908382858582
Run 2 (6)79.25817577808080
1210Kalle JärvilehtoFIN83.25
Run 1 (11)83.25848284848381
Run 2 (12)44.75384647454345
1326Ryan StasselUSA76.25
Run 1 (15)39.50394440403933
Run 2 (7)76.25797272777878
1430Stef VandeweyerBEL61.00
Run 1 (12)61.00586065606262
Run 2 (17)29.50282526373827
1536Matías SchmittARG51.75
Run 1 (13)51.75615053525250
Run 2 (18)23.00272020252720
1623Anton MamayevROC42.75
Run 1 (18)29.00292925303128
Run 2 (13)42.75525346363730
1719Hiroaki KunitakeJPN37.25
Run 1 (16)37.25444038353632
Run 2 (14)36.75443837363632
1822Sebbe De BuckBEL33.50
Run 1 (17)33.50343235333240
Run 2 (16)30.25292832303037

Final Round (24 February 2018 — 10:00)

Judge #1Iztok ŠumatićSLO
Judge #2Christian BeutlerSUI
Judge #3Ryo HashimotoJPN
Judge #4Connor ManningUSA
Judge #5Stefan MunzGER
Judge #6John MacDonaldCAN
PosOrdBoarderNOCPointsJ1J2J3J4J5J6
17Sébastien ToutantCAN174.25
Run 1 (3)84.75858479858585
Run 2 (1)89.50919192878789
Run 3 (7)43.75424442454448non-scoring
213Kyle MackUSA168.75
Run 1 (4)82.00878082828282
Run 2 (2)86.75898885888684
Run 3 (6)45.75464346454646non-scoring
327Billy MorganGBR168.00
Run 1 (11)30.00303330303030non-scoring
Run 2 (3)82.50838787808080
Run 3 (1)85.50898583868685
44Chris CorningUSA153.00
Run 1 (7)74.25737170787677
Run 2 (4)78.75807876797979
Run 3 (5)49.00504847504850non-scoring
59Red GerardUSA143.00
Run 1 (6)74.75757475757475
Run 2 (5)65.50656866656566non-scoring
Run 3 (3)68.25696772686868
620Michael SchärerSUI140.75
Run 1 (12)18.00182016181818non-scoring
Run 2 (6)62.25626064636262
Run 3 (2)78.50818078777977
76Torgeir BergremNOR131.00
Run 1 (1)88.50908989888887
Run 2 (8)42.50374045444442
Run 3 (9)39.50303644424040non-scoring
811Jonas BoesigerSUI118.25
Run 1 (5)77.50827677777878
Run 2 (9)36.00404338333233non-scoring
Run 3 (8)40.75554039424041
91Max ParrotCAN117.75
Run 1 (2)85.00888280868686
Run 2 (10)32.00323032253437non-scoring
Run 3 (10)32.75343233303235
103Mark McMorrisCAN72.50
Run 1 (8)40.50403840424240
Run 2 (11)30.00303034252637non-scoring
Run 3 (11)32.00201820503851
1115Carlos Garcia KnightNZL54.25
Run 1 (9)39.25394043403238non-scoring
Run 2 (7)44.00454446414344non-scoring
Run 3 (4)54.25595255555255
1229Niklas MattssonSWE36.00
Run 1 (10)36.00383635373635
Run 2 (DNS)
Run 3 (DNS)