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Isabelle Blanc

Full name: Isabelle Blanc
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: July 25, 1975 in Nîmes, Gard, France
Affiliations: École Militaire de Haute Montagne SC l'Alpe d'Huez
Country: FRA France
Sport: Snowboarding

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

A promising skier, Isabelle Blanc switched to snowboarding in 1993, and won the inaugural Junior World Championships (slalom) the very next year. While Blanc competed for the International Snowboarding Federation (ISF), she was allowed to competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where snowboarding was governed by the International Skiing Federation (FIS). Blanc, winner of the 1996 ISF Slalom World Cup, was in silver medal position after the first run of the Olympic giant slalom, but fell in the second descent. The following year, Blanc won the paralell giant slalom world title. This event was also introduced at the 2002 Olympics, and Blanc won the inaugural title in the event. Blanc added a third major title in 2003, winning the parallel slalom at the World Championships. She has also won one parallel World Cup and two parallel giant slalom World Cups. She retired following the Torino Olympics, and currently has her own multi-media company.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Snowboarding Women's Giant Slalom France FRA AC DNF
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Snowboarding Women's Parallel Giant Slalom France FRA 1 Gold
2006 Winter 30 Torino Snowboarding Women's Parallel Giant Slalom France FRA 14

Women's Parallel Giant Slalom

Games Age City Team NOC Phase Unit Rank R2 R1 T
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City France FRA Final Round Heat 1/2 1 +0.15
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City France FRA Semi-Finals Heat 1 1 Q
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City France FRA Quarter-Finals Heat 2 1 Q +0.00
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City France FRA Round One Heat 4 1 Q +0.13
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City France FRA Qualifying Round 4 Q 42.20
2006 Winter 30 Torino France FRA Eighth-Finals Heat 5 2 +1.77
2006 Winter 30 Torino France FRA Qualifying Round 14 Q 1:22.67
2006 Winter 30 Torino France FRA Qualifying Round Blue Course 17 41.24
2006 Winter 30 Torino France FRA Qualifying Round Red Course 16 41.43

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1998 Winter 22 Nagano France FRA Final Standings AC DNF
1998 Winter 22 Nagano France FRA Run 1 2 1:11.28
1998 Winter 22 Nagano France FRA Run 2 AC DQ
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