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Snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's snowboard cross

Men's snowboard cross
at the XX Olympic Winter Games

Pictogram for snowboarding
Venue Bardonecchia
Date February 16, 2006
Competitors 36 from 14 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Slovakia
Bronze medal    France


The men's snowboard cross event in snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held in Bardonecchia, a village in the Province of Turin, Italy. Competition took place on February 16, 2006.

Contents

  • Medalists 1
  • Results 2
    • Qualification 2.1
    • Elimination Round 2.2
      • 1/8 Round 2.2.1
      • Quarterfinals 2.2.2
      • Semifinals 2.2.3
      • Finals 2.2.4
  • References 3

Medalists

Results

Qualification

All competitors raced two qualification runs, with only the best of the two times used in the final ranking. The top 32 of the 36 competitors advanced to the 1/8 finals. Struck-through runs in the table below represent the discarded time for a competitor. Only one snowboarder, Michal Novotny, had first run that was faster than his second run.[1]
Rank Name Nationality Run 1 (time) Rank Run 2 (time) Rank Best time
1 Drew Neilson Canada 1:22.74 4 1:19.33 1 1:19.33
2 Marco Huser Switzerland 1:22.39 2 1:20.26 2 1:20.26
3 Seth Wescott United States 1:22.82 5 1:20.69 3 1:20.69
4 Tommaso Tagliaferri Italy 1:23.03 9 1:20.93 4 1:20.93
5 Xavier de Le Rue France 1:23.42 14 1:20.97 5 1:20.97
6 Dieter Krassnig Austria 1:24.01 21 1:21.00 6 1:21.00
7 Nate Holland United States 1:22.71 3 1:21.03 7 1:21.03
8 Jordi Font Spain 1:22.35 1 1:21.18 8 1:21.18
9 Radoslav Židek Slovakia 1:30.91 36 1:21.19 9 1:21.19
10 Paul-Henri de Le Rue France 1:23.00 8 1:21.21 10 1:21.21
11 Lukas Gruener Austria 1:23.05 10 1:21.28 11 1:21.28
12 Damon Hayler Australia 1:24.79 28 1:21.51 12 1:21.51
13 Mateusz Ligocki Poland 1:23.35 13 1:21.81 13 1:21.81
14 Jonte Grundelius Sweden 1:24.53 26 1:21.85 14 1:21.85
15 Jason R. Smith United States 1:23.65 15 1:21.98 15 1:21.98
16 Rafal Skarbek-Malczewski Poland 1:24.70 27 1:22.07 16 1:22.07
17 Hans Joerg Unterrainer Austria 1:23.32 12 1:22.10 17 1:22.10
18 Tom Velisek Canada 1:22.83 6 1:22.12 18 1:22.12
19 Stefano Pozzolini Italy 1:24.52 25 1:22.23 19 1:22.23
20 Jasey Jay Anderson Canada 1:24.25 22 1:22.27 20 1:22.27
21 Ueli Kestenholz Switzerland 1:23.16 11 1:22.32 21 1:22.32
22 Alberto Schiavon Italy 1:24.84 30 1:22.38 22 1:22.38
23 Michael Layer Germany 1:23.92 19 1:22.43 23 1:22.43
24 Mattias Blomberg Sweden 1:23.98 20 1:22.48 24 1:22.48
25 Sylvain Duclos France 1:23.85 18 1:22.55 25 1:22.55
26 Mario Fuchs Austria 1:24.82 29 1:22.60 26 1:22.60
27 Itaru Chimura Japan 1:25.86 32 1:22.83 27 1:22.83
28 Michal Novotny Czech Republic 1:22.92 7 1:23.68 34 1:22.92
29 Graham Watanabe United States 1:24.85 31 1:22.98 28 1:22.98
30 Francois Boivin Canada 1:23.74 16 1:23.17 29 1:23.17
31 David Speiser Germany 1:24.28 24 1:23.38 30 1:23.38
31 Jonatan Johansson Sweden 1:26.72 34 1:23.38 30 1:23.38
33 Simone Malusa Italy 1:24.27 23 1:23.53 32 1:23.53
34 Ibon Idigoras Spain 1:23.80 17 1:23.56 33 1:23.56
35 Pierre Vaultier France 1:27.61 35 1:23.75 35 1:23.75
36 Alex Kupprion Germany 1:26.22 33 1:24.66 36 1:24.66

Elimination Round

The top 32 qualifiers advanced to the 1/8 round. From here, they participated in four-person elimination races, with the top two from each race advancing.

1/8 Round

[1]

Quarterfinals

[1]

Semifinals

[1]

Finals

The four semifinalists who failed to advanced to the big final competed in the small final to determine 5th through 8th places. The four last place finishers in the quarterfinals contested a 13th-16th classification race, while the third-placed finishers raced for 9th through 13th. [1]

Large Final
Seed Name Rank
3  Seth Wescott (USA)
9  Radoslav Židek (SVK)
10  Paul-Henri de Le Rue (FRA)
8  Jordi Font (ESP) 4
Small Final
Seed Name Rank
20  Jasey Jay Anderson (CAN) 5
15  Jason R. Smith (USA) 6
12  Damon Hayler (AUS) 7
6  Dieter Krassnig (AUT) 8
Classification 9-12
Seed Name Rank
2  Marco Huser (SUI) 9
30  Francois Boivin (CAN) 10
4  Tommaso Tagliaferri (ITA) 11
32  Jonatan Johansson (SWE) 12
Classification 13-16
Seed Name Rank
28  Michal Novotny (CZE) 13
7  Nate Holland (USA) 14
17  Hans Joerg Unterrainer (AUT) 15
27  Itaru Chimura (JPN) 16

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Torino 2006 Official Report - Snowboarding". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 
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