SNOWBOARD: Olimstad and Derungs are first-time winners at Seiser Alm

Airborne: Norway's Markus Olimstad (Photo: FIS)

The weekend’s Freestyle and Snowboard events at Seiser Alm (ITA) brought out some new talent, including two Slopestyle winners who got to the top of the podium for the first time.

Norway’s Markus Olimstad, 25, had never finished higher than fifth in a World Cup event, but his 88.00 on his second run was enough to give him his first World Cup gold. He got past American Lyon Farrell, 20, who won his second World Cup medal after also finishing second there last year!

Swiss Isabel Derungs is 31 and hadn’t won a World Cup medal since 2013, but she was the winner in Seiser Alm at 79.15, edging Canada’s Brooke Voigt (76.00). It’s the third career World Cup medal for Derungs; both of the others came at Copper Mountain. Summaries:

FIS Snowboard World Cup
Moscow (RUS) ~ 26-27 January 2019
(Full results here)

Men’s Parallel Slalom/ Big Final: 1. Andrey Sobolev (RUS); 2. Dario Caviezel (SUI). Small Final: 3. Maksim Rogozin (RUS); 4. Arvid Auner (AUT).

Women’s Parallel Slalom/ Big Final: 1. Julie Zogg (SUI); 2. Sabine Schoeffmann (AUT); Small Final: 3. Anastasia Kurochkina (RUS); 4. Maria Valova (RUS0.

Team Parallel Slalom/ Big Final: 1. Daniela Ulbing/Benjamin Karl (AUT); 2. Natalia Soboleva/Andrey Sobolev (RUS). Small Final: 3. Julie Zogg/Dario Caviezel (SUI); 4. Nadya Ochner/Aaron March (ITA).

FIS Snowboard World Cup
Seiser Alm (ITA) ~ 24-26 January 2019
(Full results here)

Men’s Slopestyle: 1. Markus Olimstad (NOR), 88.00; 2. Lyon Farrell (USA), 87.20; 3. Stian Kleivdal (NOR), 84.75; 4. Ryan Stassel (USA), 82.60; 5. Emil Zulian (ITA), 78.05. Also: 7. Sean Fitzsimons (USA), 76.00.

Women’s Slopestyle: 1. Isabel Derungs (SUI), 79.15; 2. Brooke Voigt (CAN), 76.00; 3. Jasmine Baird (CAN), 73.25; 4. Sina Candrian (SUI), 72.45; 5. Emmi Parkkisenniemi (FIN), 60.85.