Красноярская универсиада 2019 года

2-12 MARCH 2019

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    Freestyle skiing

    Frestyle skiing is a skiing event that consists of independent Olympic disciplines. The competitions are held on specially equipped slopes and routes, and consist of qualifying and final rounds. The qualification round includes all the participants and consists of one or several legs. The finals consist of one or several legs as well.

    Sports Disciplines included into the Winter Universiade 2019

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    The athletes go down a bumpy track with two kickers.Moguls, or snow bumps, are placed in the chessboard pattern on the slope. While going down the athlete must complete two jumps from the kickers.

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    Two athletes go down the blue and the red tracks at the same time.

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    In this sport the athlete performs complex aerial acrobatics on skis from a kicker of special shape, which is built on the alpine skiing slopes. The performance routine of leading aerialists includes double and triple flips with spins.

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    Ski crossing involves going downhill and navigating between obstacles.Four athletes go down at the same time, and each tries to win. Freestyle athletes spend half of their time going through the turns, as they pass kickers, waves and clear gates.


    The first World Championship in this sport was held in Tignes, France, in 1986. A record, 3 victories were achieved by Edgar Grospiron (France): in 1989,1991 and 1995.


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    The first competitions, which included alpine skiing and acrobatic events, were held in Attis, NH, in 1966 thanks to the efforts ofNorwegian Stein Eriksen, who is considered the father of freestyle. Eriksen is an Olympic champion and three-times world champion in alpine skiing.

    In the 1960s the new popular skiing discipline was known in the US as “hot doggin.” Back at the time it had no clear rules and was quite dangerous.

    Freestyle history as we know the sport today started in 1971 when the state of New Hampshire in the US held the first official competitions.

    In 1978, the International Skiing Federation officially recognized freestyle and formulated official rules aimed at making this kind of skiing safer.

    The Freestyle Cup has been held since 1978. The first world championship was held in France in 1986. In 1988 freestyle appeared as an exhibition sport in the program of the Olympic Games.Mogul skiing was introduced into the Olympic program in 1992, aerial acrobatics — in 1994, ski crossing — in 2010, half-pipe and slope-pipe — in 2014.

    Edgar Grospiron from France became the first Olympic champion in mogul skiing, and American Donna Winebrecht became the first champion among women.