The International Olympic Committee doesn’t recognise the medal table that every media outlet in the world likes to show. Well, at BeardWatch we’re with the IOC. Medals don’t count, beards do.
Here are the top moustaches and beards from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
10. Danny Davis – Snowboard Halfpipe, USA9. Charles Hamelin – Speed Skating, Canada8. Alexander Tretiakov – Skeleton, Russia7. Billy Morgan – Snowboard Slopestyle, Great Britain6. Niklas Edin – Curling, Sweden5. Josiah Wells – Ski Halfpipe, New Zealand4. Tristan Walker – Doubles Luge, CanadaBRONZE
Per Spett – Moguls, Sweden Per is a real crowd favourite on the mogul circuit with his distinctive, trademark “superman” forward flip. When not skiing, Per is an iron ore miner. A real beardsman’s beardsman.
Anton Grimus – Ski Cross, Australia
Despite having just shaved the beard for charity, Anton Grimus’ beard rally stood out in the Extreme Park amongst the ski racers and snowboarders. This work of art didn’t get him far, obviously caused a lot of drag.
Justin Kripps, Bryan Barnett, James Mcnaughton, Tim Randall & Graeme Rinholm – Bobsleigh, Canada
These gentlemen caused quite a stir online when they posted the photo below. It is currently the 6th most popular post ever on reddit’s “ladyboners” section (Yes, that is what it sounds like). Proof positive that the ladies love the beard.
It may seem unfair to include a 5 man team as one entry, but even when you even it out amongst them all you’re left with a solid beard and we respect the effort to instil team spirit.
Unfortunately their medal chances slipped away as their sled slipped halfway down the course on it’s side on their second run. Luckily, no one was hurt, but they can take heart and be very proud of the Winter Beard Olympics Gold Medal.