Xavier De Le Rue was born July 1, 1979 in Bayonne (France). He began his international career at the 1997 World Junior Championships in Korno-alle-Skala, where he took 13th place in giant slalom. On November 14, 1997, he made his debut at the World Snowboard Championship. In Tignes (commune in France), he returned to the giant slalom, but took only 76th place. A week later, in Zell am See, he reached 57th place. For the first time in Lienz in January 1998, he managed to take 7th place, thereby falling into the top ten. Still a junior, at the 1998 World Cup in Chamruss, he finally won the silver medal in giant slalom. In March 1998, he first performed at the Les Angles resort in parallel slalom, and also won the FIS race. A week later, he made his halfpipe debut and took 13th place in Kotra, almost falling into the top ten. At the 1998 French Championships in Alp-d’Huez, he first took part in the snowboard cross and took 4th place. After winning several FIS races in this new discipline, as well as winning the national title at the 2001 French Championships in Serre Chevalier, he went to the World Cup, which began in September 2001. Continue reading
The career of this athlete did not immediately start with a snowboard: she was preceded by choreography and skiing. Parents have never been opposed to their daughter playing sports. No matter what. Freedom of choice remained with Olga. The girl’s choice was unambiguous, despite lengthy dancing classes: Olga Smeshlyvaya has not parted with a snowboard since she was 13.
Olga Smeshlivaya is a Russian athlete-snowboarder. Born on October 4, 1990 in Russia, in the city of Sevastopol. Multiple champion of Russia, master of sports in snowboarding. Performs in disciplines such as big air, slopestyle and half-pipe. Continue reading
Alexey Alexandrovich Sobolev is an athlete of international level. He was repeatedly recognized as the champion of Russia. He took part in the Olympic Games, and also opened a snowboard school (online training).
Alex was born on the Kamchatka Peninsula in 1991. Alas, this place cannot be called his home, because a boy grew up in Novosibirsk.
As a child, Alex went in for skiing and was very interested in him. But once, in the city where the future star lived, the next snowboard championship began. Probably at that time Alexei was very worried because he had not missed a single minute of spectacular sight. It is known that then he was rooting for Dmitry Repnikov, who has been standing on the snowboard since he was seven years old. Continue reading