Published on Jan 27, 2013
This is a highlight clip of the snowboard cross finals at the FIS Snowboard World Championships staged in Stoneham and Quebec City, Canada.
On the women's side, Maelle Ricker (CAN) took Gold ahead of Dominique Maltais (CAN) and Helene Olafsen (NOR).
On the men's side, Alex Pullin (AUS) grabbed his second Gold in a row (after 2011) edging off Markus Schairer (AUT) and Stian Sivertzen (NOR) to second and third.
Snowboard is one of the six Olympic disciplines administered by FIS - The International Ski Federation. The Event consists of five different disciplines big air, half pipe, slope style, snowboard cross, and parallel slalom. Snowboarding is a young snow sport which began in the 1960's. The 1960's were a time of evolution, as young people looked for different forms of expression in winter sports. Snowboarding began to be organized in that decade when the advancements in modern snowboard equipment and freedom of expression led to new and exciting snowboard techniques. Snowboarding's growing popularity is reflected in its recognition as an official sport: in 1985, with the first World Cup was held in Zürs, Austria.
For further information about the event as well as the FIS Snowboard World Cup visit:
As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.