Edgar Grospiron

The First Moguls Mogul

Freestyle skiing, specifically the moguls event, made its debut at the 1992 Albertville Olympics. The local fans hoped for a French victory and they were not disappointed, as their entrants finished first, second and fourth.

The winner was the popular Edgar Grospiron, who recorded the fastest time of the final and the second best scores for turns and air. His supporters broke down the security fence lining the course and hoisted him on their shoulders. When asked if he followed a special diet while training, Grospiron answered, "Yes: one week red wine and the next week white wine." In 1994, he competed in the Lillehammer Olympics and earned a bronze medal in the moguls event.