Mastnak third in World Cup parallel giant slalom in Rogla

Rogla – Snowboarder Tim Mastnak finished third in the men’s Snowboard World Cup parallel giant slalom in Rogla on Wednesday in what is his first podium finish at the home venue in Slovenia. The silver medallist in the discipline from the Beijing Olympics finished behind Italy’s Edwin Coratti and Oskar Kwiatkowski of Poland.

This was a third World Cup win for Coratti in Rogla, who was followed in the second place by Kwiatkowski, who eliminated both Slovenian representatives ahead of his finals encounter with the Italian.

In the women’s parallel giant slalom, Ramona Hofmeister of Germany defeated Tsubaki Miki of Japan in the finals to earn her third World Cup win in Rogla.

The third place went to Michelle Dekker of the Netherlands, while Slovenia’s Gloria Kotnik, the Olympic bronze medallist in the parallel giant slalom, finished 17th, missing the elimination round by only 0.06 seconds.