Ukraine wins first ever World Championship medal in snowboarding

by UNIAN Staff
February 6, 2019
This article originally appeared in UNIAN

Twitter/fissnowboard Ukrainian snowboarder Annamari Dancha became a silver medalist of the FIS Snowboarding World Championship.

World Championship silver medal won by 28-year-old Ukrainian women’s snowboarder.

A 28-year-old Ukrainian is ranked second in the snowboarding parallel slalom.

This is the first ever medal for Ukraine in snowboarding at the world championships. It is worth noting that Dancha had earlier barely made it to TOP 16, securing only the 15th spot.

In the decisive round, Dancha showed almost the same result as Switzerland’s Julie Zogg; however, she lost her position in the last meters of the race.

Another Ukrainian Oleksandra Maliovana, who also took part in these competitions, took the 34th place.

On February 5, Dancha ranked sixth in the parallel giant slalom finals.