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Snowboarding at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games:

Women's Boardercross

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Host City: Vancouver, Canada
Venue(s): Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver
Date Started: February 16, 2010
Date Finished: February 16, 2010

Gold: CAN Maëlle Ricker
Silver: FRA Déborah Anthonioz
Bronze: SUI Olivia Nobs

Summary

The start of this event was delayed two hours because of heavy overnite rains. The sentimental favorite was Lindsey Jacobellis (USA), who had crashed within sight of the finishing line in 2006, while hot dogging a grab, and had to be content with the silver medal. Jacobellis had been tough since Torino, leading the World Cup in 2006-07 and 2008-09, and the Winter X Games in 2008 and 2009, with the 2007-08 World Cup going to Canada’s Maëlle Ricker. Ricker had competed in the Torino final, but crashed and had to be airlifted from the course. The sensation of the 2009 season was Norwegian Helene Olafsen, who won the 2009 World Championships and was second to Jacobellis at the 2009 Winter X Games.

Unfortunately this would also not be Jacobellis’ Games as she crashed out in the semi-final round, along with Mellie Francon (SUI), who had finished first in the qualification round, in the other semi-final heat. Jacobellis had the consolation of winning the B Final to place her fifth overall. The final itself was somewhat of a lackluster affair. After the initial exchanges, Ricker took the lead and held it fairly comfortably to the finishing line. Behind her Olafsen crashed out early in the race, as too did Olivia Nobs (SUI) two thirds of the way down the course – Nobs regained her composure to take the bronze medal behind France’s [Deborah Anthonioz] who finished comfortably in second place.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Maëlle Ricker 31 Canada CAN Gold
2 Déborah Anthonioz 31 France FRA Silver
3 Olivia Nobs 27 Switzerland SUI Bronze
4 Helene Olafsen 19 Norway NOR
5 Lindsey Jacobellis 24 United States USA
6 Nelly Moenne-Loccoz 19 France FRA
7 Mellie Francon 28 Switzerland SUI
8 Zoë Gillings 24 Great Britain GBR
9 Simona Meiler 20 Switzerland SUI
10 Doresia Krings 32 Austria AUT
11 Sandra Frei 25 Switzerland SUI
12 Faye Gulini 17 United States USA
13 Claire Chapotot 20 France FRA
14 Natsuko Doi 30 Japan JPN
15 Julie Lundholdt 26 Denmark DEN
16 Maria Ramberger 23 Austria AUT
17 Raffaella Brutto 22 Italy ITA
18 Stephanie Hickey 24 Australia AUS
19 Isabel Clark 33 Brazil BRA
20 Dominique Maltais 29 Canada CAN
21 Callan Chythlook-Sifsof 20 United States USA
AC Aleksandra Zhekova 22 Bulgaria BUL DNF