Can Kummer and Wild add another one?

21 February 2014 12:28
Some more head to head duels will bring some exciting action to the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park when the raceboarders take over the slope again for their first ever Olympic parallel slalom
Some more head to head duels will bring some exciting action to the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park when the raceboarders take over the slope again for their first ever Olympic parallel slalom -
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After having dominated the first event of the alpine snowboarders at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Gold medallists of the parallel giant slalom are hoping to secure another medal in the parallel slalom event which will celebrate its Olympic debut at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Saturday, Feb 22nd.

While Vic Wild (RUS) will try to benefit from the home soil advantage with thousands of Russians going crazy in the stands trying to scream him down into the finish coral, Patrizia Kummer (SUI) heads into the last snowboarding medal decision at the Sochi Winter Games with an impressive PSL streak under her belt.

The 26-year-old from Mühlebach has won a total of eight World Cup races in this discipline, the most of any athlete competing tomorrow.

In addition, the Swiss racer who clinched all three World Cup titles this season came out first in the last seven parallel events of the World Cup tour.

However, the hosting nation also has some more irons in the fire as Ekaterina Tudegesheva (RUS) is the reigning PSL World Champion. In addition, Wild's wife Alena Zavarzina (RUS) is also pumped for another race after having earned an unexpected Bronze two days ago when she nailed it despite a broken arm.

On the men's side of things, reigning World Champion Rok Marguc (SLO) wants to better his parallel giant slalom result which also applies to the most dominating raceboarder of the 2014 World Cup season Lukas Mathies from Austria.

However, 2014 Olympic PGS Bronze medallist Zan Kosir (SLO) is also expected to do well in the parallel slalom event.

The qualification runs are scheduled for 9:15 AM Sochi time with the finals to take place at 1:15 PM.