Svetlana Boldikove of Russia won the women's races, beating out World Cup leader Nicolien Sauerbreij, who came in seventh. Fraenzi Maegert-Kohli of Switzerland was second and Austrian Heidi Neururer anchored the podium in third. No U.S. women made finals including Michelle Gorgone (Boston) who narrowly missed the top-16 finals when she qualified 18th.
It was a big weekend for U.S. Snowboarding athletes at the Visa U.S. Snowboarding Cup. Saturday, Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) and Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) swept the World Cup SBX. Jacobellis came back Sunday to pair with teammate Callan Chythlook-Sifsof (Girdwood, AK) to win an exhibition Team SBX event.
World Cup snowboarding continues March 7-9 in Stoneham, QUE with halfpipe, snowboardcross and parallel giant slalom.
OFFICIAL RESULTS 2008 VISA U.S. SNOWBOARDING CUP Whiteface Mountain Lake Placid, N.Y. - March 3, 2008 Parallel Giant Slalom (16 made finals)
Women 1. Svetlana Boldikove, Russia 2. Fraenzi Maegert-Kohli, Switzerland 3. Heidi Neururer, Austria 4. Claudia Riegler, Austria 5. Doris Guenther, Austria - 22. Michelle Gorgone, Boston 25. Ani Stump, E. Wenatchee, WA 26. Brooke Shaw, Litchfield, CT 36. Lynn Ott, Bend, OR 39 Lindsay Lloyd, Centerville, UT 40. Madeline Wiencke, White Bear Lake, MN 43. Erica Mueller, Steamboat Springs, CO 47. Alyssa Radder, Fort Jones, CA # # #