Freestyle Skiing

Canada dominated the Freestyle Skiing events taking four of the ten golds on offer during twelve days of action.

Biggest surprises

19-year-old young gun Perrine Laffont (FRA) beat reigning Olympic Champion Justine Dufour-Lapointe (CAN) to become the ladies’ moguls gold medalist.

Hara Daichi (JPN), who has not had any FIS World Cup podiums in his career so far, took moguls bronze for Japan, becoming the first man from his country to take an Olympic medal in moguls.

New Zealand won its first Olympic Freestyle Skiing medal when 16-year-old Nico Porteous clinched bronze in the men's ski halfpipe – a big surprise for the young shooting star. He joined his compatriot 16-year old Carlos Garcia Knight who had claimed the country’s first ever Snowboard medal with bronze in the big air to break the country’s 26-year medal drought at the Winter Olympics.

Records

David Wise (USA) claimed his second Olympic gold medal in the men's ski halfpipe, four years after winning the event when it debuted at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

With his victory in PyeongChang 2018, Wise became the second athlete to win two gold medals in Freestyle Skiing, after Alex Bilodeau (CAN) came on top of the podium twice in men's moguls at Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014.

Best venue moment

Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan (CAN) demonstrated that friends who train together can also win medals together when they finished first and second, respectively in the ladies' ski cross event.

Medal table

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

CAN

4

2

1

7

SUI

1

2

1

4

USA

1

2

1

4

FRA

1

1

0

2

BLR

1

0

0

1

NOR

1

0

0

1

UKR

1

0

0

1

CHN

0

2

1

3

AUS

0

1

0

1

RUS

0

0

2

2

GBR

0

0

1

1

JPN

0

0

1

1

KAZ

0

0

1

1

NZL

0

0

1

1