Our friends from Infostrada Sports did go through all the past events and came along with some nice overview of interesting facts & figures about the 10th FIS Snowboard World Championships being staged in Stoneham and Quebec City, Canada, from January 17th till 27th.
> The 10th edition of the Snowboard World Championships (from now on: WChs) will be the second to be held in Canada, after Whistler had the honour in 2005.
> Men compete in six different disciplines, women in five. All events will take place in Stoneham, except Big Air, which will take place in Quebec. Big Air is contested by men only.
> The most successful snowboarder ever at the WChs is Karine Ruby (FRA), who won 10 total medals (6 gold, 4 silver) between 1996 and 2005. No other female snowboarder collected more than five total medals – her compatriot Isabelle Blanc (2 gold, 3 silver, 1999-2003) is her closest rival.
> Ruby is the only snowboarder (either gender) in history with three gold medals at a single WChs. She won Giant Slalom, Parallel Slalom and Snowboardcross in 2001. Besides that, she took three medals in 1997 (1 gold, 2 silver), a number no other boarder (either gender) has ever achieved.
> The most successful male snowboarder ever at the WChs is Jasey-Jay Anderson (CAN), who won four gold medals between 2001 and 2009. However, Nicolas Huet (FRA) collected the most total medals – five (two gold, one silver, two bronze) between 1999 and 2005.
> Antti Autti (FIN - 2005), Jasey-Jay Anderson (CAN - 2005), Mathieu Crepel (FRA - 2007) and Benjamin Karl (AUT - 2011) are the only male boarders with two gold medals at a single WChs.
> Men and women combined, France has collected the most gold (18), silver (19) and total (43) medals at the WChs. Austria has claimed the most bronze medals (16).
> France and Austria have won the most gold medals in men’s events at the WChs – six. The United States grabbed the most total medals – 20.
> France has dominated the women’s events at the WChs, claiming twice as many gold medals (12) as their closest rivals Switzerland (6). With 26 total medals, France has seven more than its closest rival Austria (19).
> Host nation Canada has never had a woman win a gold or a silver medal at the WChs (3 bronzes only). In women’s Snowboardcross, Dominique Maltais (CAN) and Maëlle Ricker (CAN) are the most likely participants to change this.
> Jasey-Jay Anderson is the only Canadian in any gender to have won gold at the WChs. As mentioned before, he did this four times.