Zreče – Russia’s Dmitry Loginov and Germany’s Selina Jörg defended their world titles in the parallel giant slalom at the Snowboarding World Championships in Rogla, Slovenia on Monday. Slovenian snowboarders underperformed.
Silver medals went to Italian snowboarder Roland Fischnaller and Russian Sofia Nadyrshina and bronze to Andrey Sobolev of Russia and Julia Dujmovits of Austria.
Slovenian competitors did not live up to expectations with only Tim Mastnak, who won silver in Park City, US, in 2019, qualifying for the elimination rounds. Mastnak placed 13th in the end, having been beaten by Swiss Olympic Champion Nevin Galmarini in the round of 16 by a mere 0.17 seconds.
“The Rogla route is not too demanding, the differences are tiny and details play a pivotal role,” Mastnak told RTV Slovenija after the race, adding his best was not enough today.
Žan Košir, Rok Marguč, Jernej Glavan and Sara Goltes ranked 21st, 19th, 31st and 21st, respectively.
Another opportunity for medals is today when the championships will wrap up with the parallel slalom discipline.