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Eva Samkova is a Czech snowboarder born 1993.
Eva started her career in the freestyle disciplines, but due to injures switched to snowboard cross. In this same discipline Eva Samkova won the Olympic gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She dominated from the qualifications to the final, and her phenomenal performance didn’t meet any real contestants!
Lindsey Jacobellis is an American snowboarder born 1985 in Stratton, Vermont, USA. She is one of the most decorated athletes in the Snowboard cross.
Despite the fact she has won so much in snowboarding, the Olympic gold is still unreachable for Lindsey. The American failed in her both participations in 2006 and 2010. The most interesting case is from 2006 Turin Olympics. In the Snowboarding cross final, she had a huge lead over the second Tanja Frieden. Just before the finish, Jacobellis – who at that time was simply enjoying her race – performed unnecessary method grab. In result she fell and was passed by Frieden, but at least recovered and took the silver medal.
Tina Weirather is an alpine skier. She is born 1989 in Vaduz, the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein.
Born in a ski family, Tina made her World Cup debut at age 16. Both parents and even her uncle are former ski racers and have won World Cup titles. Most notably, mother Hanni Wenzel won two Olympic gold medals.