Swiss Philipp Schoch successfully retains his parallel giant slalom Olympic title, becoming the first snowboarder to win 2 gold medals in the winter Games. Philipp faces his brother, Simon Schoch in the two-run final, gaining a lead of .88 seconds in the first leg to capture gold. Simon Schoch takes the silver medal home and Siegfried Grabner the bronze. Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom Men's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Philipp Schoch (SUI), Simon Schoch (SUI), Siegfried Grabner (AUT)
The decision in the Snowboard Men's Giant Parallel Slalom at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin was a family matter: Philipp Schoch faced his brother Simon Schoch on the slope of the course in Bardonecchia. The start proved decisive in determining who would win gold.