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Women's Parallel Giant Slalom

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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 19, 2014
Date Finished: February 19, 2014

Gold: SUI Patrizia Kummer
Silver: JPN Tomoka Takeuchi
Bronze: RUS Alyona Zavarzina

Summary

The 2013/14 World Cup leader was Switzerland’s Patrizia Kummer who managed to avoid any falls on an icy, bumpy giant slalom course, and stayed up to win the gold medal. In the final Kummer defeated Japan’s Tomoka Takeuchi, the first Asian woman to win an Olympic snowboarding medal. The bronze went to 2011 World Champion, and the home crowd favorite, Alyona Zavarzina, whose husband, American expatriate Vic Wild, won the men’s parallel GS five minutes later.

The boarders faced a new course on the day of the event as it was changed after training because of course conditions. The difficult course saw many favorites crash out, including defending champion Nicolien Sauerbreij of the Netherlands, the 2013 World Champion Isabella Laböck of Germany, Russian silver medalist from 2010 Yekaterina Ilyukhina, and Austrian Marion Kreiner, the Vancouver bronze medalist.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Patrizia Kummer 26 Switzerland SUI Gold
2 Tomoka Takeuchi 30 Japan JPN Silver
3 Alyona Zavarzina 24 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Ina Meschik 23 Austria AUT
5 Marianne Leeson 26 Canada CAN
6 Caroline Calvé 35 Canada CAN
7 Ester Ledecká 18 Czech Republic CZE
8 Ariane Lavigne 29 Canada CAN
9 Julie Zogg 21 Switzerland SUI
10 Nicolien Sauerbreij 34 Netherlands NED
11 Claudia Riegler 40 Austria AUT
12 Yekaterina Ilyukhina 26 Russia RUS
13 Selina Jörg 26 Germany GER
14 Ladina Jenny 20 Switzerland SUI
15 Yekaterina Tudegesheva 26 Russia RUS
16 Corinna Boccacini 28 Italy ITA
17 Stefanie Mueller 21 Switzerland SUI
18 Isabella Laböck 27 Germany GER
19 Hilde Engeli 25 Norway NOR
20 Marion Kreiner 32 Austria AUT
21 Annamari Chundak 23 Ukraine UKR
22 Michelle Dekker 17 Netherlands NED
23 Valeriya Tsoy 25 Kazakhstan KAZ
24 Glorija Kotnik 24 Slovenia SLO
25 Anke Karstens 28 Germany GER
26 Nadya Ochner 20 Italy ITA
27 Nina Micić 23 Serbia SRB
28 Karolina Sztokfisz 24 Poland POL
29 Julia Dujmovits 26 Austria AUT
30 Amelie Kober 26 Germany GER
AC Nataliya Soboleva 18 Russia RUS DQ
AC Aleksandra Krol 23 Poland POL DQ