Tsubaki Miki (Cataler) Alpine Snowboard World Cup First Match 10th
Tsubaki Miki, a snowboarder belonging to Caterer, participated in the official race
“FIS SNOWBOARD WORLDCUP CORTINA D’AMPEZZO” for the 20-21 season held at CORTINA D’AMPEZZO (Italy)
on December 13, 2020.
(Qualifying 1ST RUN: BLUE)
Tsubaki played against Ester Ledecka (Czech Republic), who won gold medals in two different competitions,
alpine skiing and snowboarding, at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
Although she was unfortunately defeated, she set a time of 8th on the blue course and advanced to the second qualifying run.
※ The top 32 people in the first qualifying run (the top 16 in the blue and red course) can advance to the second qualifying run.
Ester Ledecká instagram
(Qualifying 2ND RUN: RED)
The second one was played against the local Italian player Lucia Dalmasso.
Tsubaki won 3rd on the Red Course with a spectacular slide.
She broke through the qualifying with a total time of 8th in the first and second qualifying.
※ The top 16 players in the total time of the first and second qualifying rounds can advance to the final tournament.
Lucia Dalmasso instagram
（1/8 Final ）
The third run is a single combat betting the best eight.
The opponent is Julie Zogg (Switzerland), who has won the World Cup last season.
The final is not determined by the time, but by the tournament system in which the player who finishes early wins.
Tsubaki Miki, who has set the goal of achieving the Top 8 three or more times in the World Cup this season,
must have been quite enthusiastic … Unfortunately, she was abstained (DNF).
We haven’t been able to confirm details such as whether she couldn’t pass outside the gate and went off course,
but we hope she wasn’t injured.
※ DNF: Do Not Finish started but couldn’t finish. It is to abstain in the middle of the competition.
Julie Zogg instagram
Ramona Theresia Hofmeister
※ FIS | Quoted from the International Ski Federation website
Tsubaki herself may not be convinced, but We think that 10th place in the first match is a great fight .
The highest ranking of the World Cup last season (19-20) was 11th, and all of the first half of the season
(until the beginning of the year) were eliminated from qualifying.
Looking only at the results, I am impressed that it was a year when snowboarder Tsubaki Miki grew significantly in the difficult situation of COVID-19.
Next week will be PGS (Giant Slalom) in Italy!
Thank you for your support. Vai Tsubaki!