Snowboarding

Cassie Willie, Lura Hayes, and Veronica Chobotova

Siegs

K'NAAN - Wavin' Flag (The Celebration remix) by Siegs

History of Snowboarding


Sometime in 1998 americans decided it was time to make a new olympic sport and call it snowboarding. Snowboarding was made in the USA and we have Shaun white and Mason aguirre are two amazing atheletes of this sport. A long time ago snowboarders used a plank of wood to board. This sport was inspired from surfboarding, skateborading, sledding, and skiing.


There are three main different styles :


Freestlye - when you perform tricks


Slopestyle- competitors perform tick while going down a course


Half-Pipe- competitors go down a semi-circular ditch and do tricks


Rules

1.Always stay in control and all ways be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.

2.People ahead of you have the right of way it is your responsibility to avoid them.

3.You must not stop where you obstruct a trail look up a hill and yield to others.

4.Whenever starting down hill or merging into a trail look up a hill and stop or yield to

others.

5.Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.

6. It is a one solo sport ( one person is doing the sport, there are no teams )

7. It is played on a slope or a snowed over halfpipe

Equipment


Equipment is very important for snowboarders. They have to rely on their bindings to keep them safe and attached to their boards. The snowbaord is also a piece of equipment that is very important. Their price is usually about 400$, they may cost a lot but they are the most important gear of the sport. Boots are also very important, they are specially sized just for you. The other gear including the jackets and pants are your choice of what you want to wear.

Countries and peoples medals

USA won 5 medals

russia won 4 medals

Switzerland won 3 medals

Australia and France won 1 medal

Japan Canada Germany Slovenia did not win any medals


Roland Fischnaller

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0.52

ITA


AUT

Benjamin Karl

0.09

winner


10 / QF2

21

GER

Patrick Bussler

0.15


11 / QF3

13

ITA

Aaron March

winner


11 / QF3

2

AUT

Luckas Mathies

0.51

0.29


12 / QF4

7

SLO

Zan Kosir

winner


12 / QF4

9

SUI

Nevin Galmarini

DSQ

0.20


Star Player- Shaun white


Shaun White is a 27 year old snowboarder. He was born in 1986 on september 3rd. I beleive he is one of the best snowboarders, he has won gold medals in 2006 and 2010. This year he has not won any medals, but he has been a great sport. He got up in front of millions of people and told the world about his expirence. Shaun White has had a great career so far, despite the fact he has had many injuries to his ankles. In his free time he plays in a band called "Bad things", and his nickname is the flying tomato.