Eva Samkova and Regino Hernandez new SBX Junior World Champions
Eva Samkova (CZE) and Regino Hernandez (ESP) have grabbed the first two Gold at the 15th FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, the Italian resort which already hosted the Juniors in 2008.
The Czech World Cup rider, who had posted her career’s best on the same slope at the third to last snowboard cross World Cup race of the season two weeks ago successfully competed in the ladies final against Chloe Trespuch (FRA), Chloe Banning (USA) and Miriam Wuffli (SUI) who placed second to fourth respectively.
On the men’s side, Regino Hernandez was the man to beat as he won all of his heats yesterday. However, the Spanish rider also took benefit from a riding mistake of Germany’s Maximilian Stark who crashed while being in the lead by 50 meters.
According to this, the door was wide open for Hernandez who raced to Gold. Matija Mihic (SLO) and Elias Koivumaa (FIN) rounded out the podium as second and third.
Women’s final result: http://www.fis-ski.com/pdf/2011/SB/7179/2011SB7179RLR0.pdf
Men’s final result: http://www.fis-ski.com/pdf/2011/SB/7180/2011SB7180RLR0.pdf
Women’s final bracket: http://www.fis-ski.com/pdf/2011/SB/7179/2011SB7179RLRF.pdf
Men’s final bracket: http://www.fis-ski.com/pdf/2011/SB/7180/2011SB7180RLRF.pdf