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
Few athletes can boast of success in various sports. But Sean Palmer is one of those. Known by the nicknames “Napalm” and “Palm Daddy”, he is considered one of the founders of extreme sports.
An American snowboarder, skier, mountain biker and motocross racer was born on November 14, 1968 in South Lake Tahoe (California, USA). From early childhood, Sean was interested in activities in which there is great speed. In an interview with People magazine, his mother said: “Wheels or boards – it doesn’t matter, it should be super-fast. He was not afraid of anything. Once, when he was 13, he was punished, then he jumped out of the window of his room on the second floor, got on his bike and sped off. Sean has always been like this – pushing the boundaries. ”
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