Snowboard

It was the sixth time that Snowboarding was staged at Olympic Winter Games, this time featuring the Olympic debut of Snowboard big air. Riders competed in ten medal events, including slopestyle, halfpipe, snowboard cross, big air and parallel giant slalom for both, ladies and men. Different nations, 17 in total, shared the 30 Snowboard gold, silver and bronze medals up for grabs.

Biggest surprise

Parallel giant slalom on the last day of the programme in Phoenix Park provided some of the biggest surprises and memorable Olympic moments as Ester Ledecka (CZE) became the third athlete to win medals in two different events at a single Olympic Winter Games winning PGS gold, as expected, but only a few days after shocking the Alpine Skiing world by claiming the super-G title in what was arguable the biggest sporting headline of the entire Olympics.



And let's not forget local hero Sang-ho Lee who became the first athlete in the nation’s history to win an Olympic medal on snow for the Republic of Korea by taking home silver in parallel giant slalom in front of a packed and cheering stadium in Phoenix Park.

Records

U.S. super star Shaun White became the first rider to claim three gold medals in a snowboard event with gold in halfpipe, after also winning the event in Vancouver 2010 and Turin 2006.

Best venue moment

While U.S. riders Chloe Kim (halfpipe) and Red Gerard (slopestyle) also set records by becoming the youngest female and male snowboard gold medallists at the age of 17, it was the latter one's family who celebrated most at the Bokwang Phoenix Park competition venue.

Medal table

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

USA

4

2

1

7

CAN

1

2

1

4

FRA

1

1

0

2

CZE

1

0

1

2

AUT

1

0

0

1

ITA

1

0

0

1

SUI

1

0

0

1

AUS

0

1

1

2

GER

0

1

1

2

CHN

0

1

0

1

JPN

0

1

0

1

KOR

0

1

0

1

ESP

0

0

1

1

FIN

0

0

1

1

GBR

0

0

1

1

NZL

0

0

1

1

SLO

0

0

1

1