2015 New Zealand Winter Games

Summary

The 2015 New Zealand Winter Games was the 4th edition of the New Zealand Winter Gameswas contested August 21 through August 30 in the cities of Naseby, Queenstown, and Wanaka. A total of 35 events across 5 disciplines will be contested, as well as a night parallel slalom to be contested during the opening ceremony. The event is officially called the Audi quattro Wintergames. [1]

2015 New Zealand Winter Games
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Events35
Opening ceremony21 August 2015
Closing ceremony30 August 2015
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VenuesEdit

All venues were located within the Otago region of New Zealand. Alpine skiing will be contested within Coronet Peak in Queenstown. Cross country skiing will take place at the Snow Farm in Wanaka. Curling will be held in the Naseby Curling Rink, or the Maniototo Curling International within Naseby. Both freestyle skiing and snowboarding will be held at the Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka.[2]

SportsEdit

Five winter sports will be contested throughout the duration of the games. This is an increase from the total number of events from the 2011 New Zealand Winter Games.

Alpine skiing will be made up of the giant slalom, slalom, IPC giant slalom, and IPC slalom, all of which will feature both men's and women's events for a total of 16. Additionally, a night parallel slalom will be contested on the 21st during the opening ceremonies with the winners receiving $15,000.[3]

Cross-country skiing will include the events of 15 km Mass Start Classic and 10 km Individual Freestyle for men, the 10 km Mass Start Classic and 5 km Individual Freestyle for women, as well as the sprint for both genders. A total of 6 events will be contested within the discipline.[4]

Curling will only feature one event, the curling mixed doubles. It will include a 2-person team made up of one man and one woman. The event was recently added onto the Winter Olympic program, and this will most likely serve as an important testing event for the sport.[5]

Freestyle skiing will feature big air (or aerials) as well as halfpipe and slopestyle. The halfpipe and slopestyle will both be a part of the 2016 Freestyle Skiing World Cup. All events will feature both a male and female version for a total of 6 events.[6]

Snowboarding will include big air, halfpipe, and slopestyle. Big air was also recently added onto the Winter Olympic Program, so this will likely serve as an important test event. The halfpipe and slopestyle events are part of the 2016 Snowboarding World Cup. All events will include a male and female version for a total of 6 events.[7]

MedalistsEdit

Men's Alpine Skiing

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Night Slalom: Parallel [8]   Ted Ligety   David Chodounsky   AJ Ginnis   Simon Steimle
Giant Slalom [9]   Adam Zampa   Manuel Feller   Brennan Rubie
Slalom [10]   Adam Zampa   Marco Schwarz   Marc Gini
IPC Giant Slalom; Standing [11]   Mitchell Gourley   James Stanton   James Whitley
IPC Giant Slalom; Sitting [11]   Sang Min Han   Joshua Elliot   Chi Won Lee
IPC Slalom; Standing [12]   Adam Hall   Mitchell Gourley   James Stanton
IPC Slalom; Sitting [12]   Tyler Walker   Corey Peters   Min Sang Han
IPC Slalom; Visually Impaired [12]   Patrick Jensen, Guide: Kirsty O'Sullivan not awarded not awarded

Women's Alpine Skiing

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Night Slalom: Parallel [13]   Mikaela Shiffrin   Paula Moltzan   Nina O'Brien   Kristin Gjelsten Haugen
Giant Slalom [9]   Chiara Mair   Lotte Smiseth Sejersted   Kristine Fausa Aasberg
Slalom [10]   Katharina Truppe   Ricarda Haaser   Elisabeth Kappaurer
IPC Giant Slalom; Standing [14]   Melanie Schwartz   Stephanie Jallen not awarded
IPC Giant Slalom; Sitting [14]   Laurie Stephens not awarded not awarded
IPC Giant Slalom; Visually Impaired [14]   Jae Rim Yang, Guide: Un So Ri Ko   Danelle Umstead, Guide: Rob Umstead not awarded
IPC Slalom; Standing [15]   Melanie Schwartz   Stephanie Jallen not awarded
IPC Slalom; Sitting [15]   Laurie Stephens not awarded not awarded
IPC Slalom; Visually Impaired [15]   Jae Rim Yang, Guide: Un So Ri Ko   Danelle Umstead, Guide: Rob Umstead not awarded

Men's Cross Country Skiing

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Sprint Classic [16]   Eun-Ho Kim   Jun-Ho Hwang   William Poffenrorth
15 km Mass Start Classic [17]   Jun Ho Hwang   Seong-Beom Park   Eun-Ho Kim
10 km Individual Freestyle [18]   Seong-Beom Park   Andrew Pohl   Yong-Jin Cho

Women's Cross Country Skiing

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Sprint Classic [16]   Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt   Barbara Jezersek   Katerina Paul
10 km Mass Start Classic [17]   Chae-Won Lee   Barbara Jezersek   Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt
5 km Individual Freestyle   Barbara Jezersek   Chae-Won Lee   Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt

Curling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Mixed Doubles   Kalynn Park & Charley Thomas   Sarah Anderson & Korey Dropkin   Katya Kiiskinen & Paulie Jaamies

Men's Freestyle Skiing

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Big Air [19]   Andri Ragettli   Johan Berg   Luca Schuler
Halfpipe [20]   Kevin Rolland   Thomas Krief   Benoit Valentin
Slopestyle [21]   James Woods   Oystein Braaten   Joss Christensen

Women's Freestyle Skiing

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Big Air [22]   Lisa Zimmermann   Silvia Bertagna   Dominique Ohaco
Halfpipe [23]   Devin Logan   Janina Kuzma   Ayana Onozuka
Slopestyle [24]   Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen   Silvia Bertagna   Lisa Zimmermann

Men's Snowboarding

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Big Air [25]   Keita Inamura   Yuki Kadono   Tomoki Wakita
Halfpipe [26]   Raibu Katayama   Taku Hiraoka   Louri Podladtchikov
Slopestyle [27]   Chris Corning   Yuki Kadono   Michael Ciccarelli

Women's Snowboarding

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Big Air [25]   Miyabi Onitsuka   Natsuki Sato   Asami Hirono
Halfpipe [28]   Xuetong Cai   Hikaru Oe   Sophie Rodriguez
Slopestyle [29]   Jamie Anderson   Laurie Blouin   Hailey Langland

Medal tableEdit

The United States claimed the most medals by far, winning 10 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze for a total of 25; 1/4 of the medals in total awarded. In 2nd was South Korea, with 7 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze for a total of 14. In 3rd was Japan, with 3 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze for a total of 11. The host nation, New Zealand, finished in 9th with 1 gold and 3 silver. A total of 18 nations took home at least 1 medal, and 15 nations took home at least 1 gold.

  *   Host nation (New Zealand)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)109625
2  South Korea (KOR)73414
3  Japan (JPN)35311
4  Austria (AUT)2316
5  Canada (CAN)2147
6  Australia (AUS)2114
7  Slovakia (SVK)2002
8  Norway (NOR)1326
9  New Zealand (NZL)*1304
10  Slovenia (SLO)1203
11  France (FRA)1124
12   Switzerland (SUI)1045
13  Germany (GER)1012
  Great Britain (GBR)1012
15  China (CHN)1001
16  Italy (ITA)0202
17  Chile (CHI)0011
  Finland (FIN)0011
Totals (18 nations)363331100


ReferencesEdit

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