Audrey McManiman finishes seventh in snowboard cross at Bakouriani Worlds

Quebec’s Audrey McManiman finished seventh in the snowboard cross event (snowboardcross) at the World Snowboard Championships in Bakuriani, Georgia on Wednesday.

McManiman, from Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, was the only representative of the maple leaf for the ladies in this competition. She had finished 11e in the same discipline at the Beijing Olympics in 2022.

The event was won by Czech Eva Adamczyková, ahead of Australian Josie Baff and American Lindsey Jacobellis, in order. It was the second world champion title for Adamczyková, after that acquired at the Worlds of Solitude, in the United States, in 2019.

On the men’s side, Liam Moffatt of Truro, Nova Scotia was the top Canadian snowboarder, finishing seventh.

His compatriots Éliot Grondin, of Saint-Romuald, and Evan Bichon, of MacKenzie, British Columbia, could not advance to the quarter-finals, while Tristan Bell, of Gatineau, could not continue beyond the first round.

The competition was won by the Austrian Jakob Dusek, ahead of the German Martin Nörl and the Italian Omar Visintin.

Grondin had climbed on the third step of the podium in snowboard cross in the individual event at the last Snowboard World Championships, in Idre Fjäll, Sweden, in 2021. The Quebecer had also been a silver medalist in this event at the Beijing Olympics in 2022.

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