Douglas Green, from Stonehaven, competes in snowboard cross
, which involves competitors taking on a series of jumps travelling at speeds up to 60mph
Amy Purdy (Las Vegas) was the only Team USA women's snowboarder to medal, placing third in snowboard cross
. Cristina Albert (Holladay, Utah) and Heidi Jo Duce (Winter Park, Colo.) placed fourth and fifth in the event.
He missed it by one spot when he finished fourth in his snowboard cross
The Australian won a silver medal in snowboard cross
at the 2007 Junior World Championships in Bad Gastein.
Carle Brenneman (Canada, snowboard) will compete in her first Olympic Winter Games, in the snowboard cross
Within the sport of alpine skiing, snowboard cross
for athletes with lower-limb disabilities is making its debut.There are many sub-categories with alpine skiing, for example, having five disciplines.
The men's 15k biathalon was rescheduled three times due to the lack of visibility on the course, and the mist threw a spanner in the works for the men's snowboard cross
, cancelling seeding runs and delaying the quarter-finals.
Pierre Vaultier won the final of the men's snowboard cross
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- France's Pierre Vaultier won a duel with Russia's Nikolai Olyunin in Olympic men's snowboard cross
Tuesday after the favorites for the gold medal went out of the competition early on.
Earlier Monday, thick fog shrouded the mountains Rosa Khutor above Sochi and caused two scheduled medal events - the men's biathlon 15km mass start and men's snowboard cross
- to be put back until Tuesday.
After two days of delays and postponements due to fog and rain, organisers will have been delighted to get back on schedule as Frenchman Pierre Vaultier won the men's snowboard cross
in a race originally due to be run on Monday.
Luckless Lindsey Jacobellis suffered more Olympic agony in a predictably wild women's snowboard cross
event at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park yesterday and took Zoe Gillings' hopes of a medal down with her.