Bakuriani Worlds | McManiman finishes seventh in snowboardcross

(Bak’Uriani) Quebec’s Audrey McManiman finished seventh in the women’s snowboardcross event at the World Snowboard Championships in Bakouriani, 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 snowboardcross at the Beijing Olympics in 2022.

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

On the men’s side, Liam Moffatt of Truro, NS was the top Canadian snowboarder by virtue of his seventh place finish.

His compatriots Éliot Grondin, of Saint-Romuald, and Evan Bichon, of MacKenzie, B.C., could not advance to the quarter-finals, while Tristan Bell, of Gatineau, could not continue beyond of 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 snowboardcross in the individual event at the last Snowboard Worlds, in Idre Fjäll, Sweden, in 2021. The Quebecer had also been a silver medalist in this event at the Olympic Games. of Beijing, in 2022.

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