Who will Show Up at the FIS Freestyle World Championships?

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[edit] ANALYSIS

20 nations have won medals (1st, 2nd or 3rd place results) from 4 different Continents

For Men’s medals, 18 nations have been on the podium. Canada is ranked first followed by France and the USA... These 3 nations account for 63% the medals.

For Ladies medals, 16 nations have been on the podium. USA is ranked first followed by Canada, Norway and France.

USA has the most medals with some 54, then followed by Canada with 51

North America has 41.8% of the medals

Europe has 24.3% of the medals

The top European Nation is France, and then followed by Switzerland.

France has 34 medals; Switzerland has 17 while Germany has 11.

Scandinavia accounts for some 34 medals or 13.5%.

Norway has the highest number of medals in Scandinavia with 13, and then followed by Sweden 12 and Finland with 6.

Russia and the ex Soviet block nations accounting some 11 medals.

The addition of Ski Cross and HalfPipe has started to change these figures since the strong nations in these events are, CZE, SUI, FRA, ITA, GER, AUT, SWE and FIN.

CHN is also seen as a dominant force in Aerials in winning two medals in Ruka and two gold medals in Madonna di Campiglio.

If Europe and Scandinavia were added together, they would have 111 medals, which would equal or slightly surpass that of North America. If you added in Eastern Europe, then the total could would be 130

Asia with Japan is at 4 (1 Silver 3 Bronze) and then China at 4 (3 gold, 1 Bronze) are recent nations that have started to win medals

Eastern Europe accounts for some 7.6% of the medals.

Australia has also seen some recent success, first in ladies Aerials now in Men’s moguls with of 9 medals (4 Gold, 2 Silver, and 3 Bronze).

USA has 20 gold medals, while Canada has 18 and France has 14 each.

USA has the highest number of silver medals with 17.

Canada has won more bronze medals (19) than any other nation

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