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Snowboarding at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Women's Boardercross

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana; Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana
Date Started: February 16, 2014
Date Finished: February 16, 2014

Gold: CZE Eva Samková
Silver: CAN Dominique Maltais
Bronze: FRA Chloe Trespeuch

Summary

American Lindsey Jacobellis, by far the greatest ever female boarder-cross competitor, was the pre-event favorite. Jacobellis had won a silver in 2006 when she hot-dogged near the end of the final run while leading, only to fall, and drop to second place. In 2010, she had struggled and placed only fifth. But she came to Sochi with three World Championships and eight victories in the Winter X-Games. Her biggest competition was expected to come from Canadian defending champion Maëlle Ricker, but Ricker had broken her wrist a few weeks before and competed wearing a brace.

It was not to be for Jacobellis, who crashed and fell in the semi-finals. She won the B Final to place seventh, but left Sochi without the Olympic gold medal she most coveted. With her out of the A Final, Czech Eva Samková won the gold medal by taking an early lead and was never headed. She had used this strategy throughout to stay out of the crashes that affected many of the competitors. The silver went to Canada’s Dominique Maltais, who had won bronze at Vancouver, while France’s teenager Chloe Trespeuch took the bronze in Sochi.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Eva Samková 20 Czech Republic CZE Gold
2 Dominique Maltais 33 Canada CAN Silver
3 Chloe Trespeuch 19 France FRA Bronze
4 Faye Gulini 21 United States USA
5 Aleksandra Zhekova 26 Bulgaria BUL
6 Michela Moioli 18 Italy ITA
7 Lindsey Jacobellis 28 United States USA
8 Belle Brockhoff 21 Australia AUS
9 Zoë Gillings 28 Great Britain GBR
10 Simona Meiler 24 Switzerland SUI
11 Nelly Moenne-Loccoz 23 France FRA
12 Susanne Moll 26 Austria AUT
13 Sandra Daniela Gerber 28 Switzerland SUI
14 Isabel Clark 37 Brazil BRA
15 Déborah Anthonioz 35 France FRA
16 Raffaella Brutto 26 Italy ITA
17 Charlotte Bankes 18 France FRA
18 Torah Bright 27 Australia AUS
19 Maria Ramberger 27 Austria AUT
20 Bell Berghuis 28 Netherlands NED
21 Maëlle Ricker 35 Canada CAN
22 Yuka Fujimori 27 Japan JPN
23 Jacqueline Hernandez 21 United States USA
24 Helene Olafsen 23 Norway NOR