On 17 December 2022, Tsubaki Miki, alpine snowboarder who belongs to Cataler, competed in the FIS Snowboard World Cup event held in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
Women’s PGS (Parallel Giant Slalom)
■First race in the qualifying round (on the blue course).
Against Melanie Hochreiter.
■Second race in the qualifying round (on the red course).
Against Lucia Dalmasso.
Total time: One minute and 19.07 seconds
Progressed past the qualifying round in 1st place.
※Based on the total time of two runs in the qualifying round, top-16 riders advance to the final round.
※Riders compete for time only in the qualifying round. In the final round, the faster rider in one matchup simply advance to the next stage.
■1/8 Final: Top-16 matchup (on the blue course).
Against Patrizia Kummer.
Lost by 1.36 seconds
■Points scored: 290 points
■Overall World Cup standings (as of 18 December).
・Parallel Overall: 6th
OFFICIAL RESULTS (sourced from FIS)
Winner: Gloria Kotnik (Slovenia/1989)
Runner-up: Ramona Theresia Hofmeister (Germany/1996)
Third: Megan Farrell (Canada/1992)
9th Tsubaki Miki (Japan/2003)
14th Tomoka Takeuchi (Japan/1983)
27th Asa Toyoda (Japan/1996)
The number of competitors: 30
You can also check out the footage of the big final (Gloria Kotnik vs Ramona Theresia Hofmeister).
（FIS Snowboarding YouTube）
Tsubaki made it past qualifying in first, but unfortunately she ended up finishing 9th in the final round.
She couldn’t reach her initial goal of making it into top-4 within 2022. However, seeing the excellent results she produced in the qualifying rounds, we think she has enough ability to compete during the rest of the season.
We hope you will send her cheers toward the next set of events starting in January.