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Canadian Maelle Ricker takes the gold in snowboard cross

Vancouver native beats out French, Swiss competitors


 

Canadian Maelle Ricker has won the gold in the women’s snowboarding cross, beating out Deborah Anthonioz of France and Switzerland’s Olivia Nobs, who won the silver and bronze, respectively. The favourite going into the event, Lindsey Jacobellis, placed fifth overall. Ricker, a 31-year-old Vancouver-native, struggled in the first of two qualifying runs, finishing 1.02 seconds behind the leader, Mellie Francon of Switzerland. Ricker placed fourth in the women’s Snowboard Cross event at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Warm temperatures and fog made for a slushy, difficult course, causing delays to the event and thousands of ticket cancellations.

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Canadian Maelle Ricker takes the gold in snowboard cross

  1. Another Classic Canadian Moment, and to have someone from just down the road win a Gold is outstanding. Congratulations Maelle!!!!

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  2. I love canada .. we win a gold medal and what do you see the next on a web forum? = 3 posts including mine …. vanoc puts up a chain link fence to keep the protesters away a zamboni clone breaks down and a tabloid media mentions glitches then what do you see = 8000 posts and growing … ROFL!

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