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2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, CanadaFebruary 12-28
 
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Claudia Riegler

Claudia Riegler

  • Sport: Olympic Snowboarding
  • Nation: Austria
  • DOB: July 7, 1973
  • Career Highlights: At 36, Riegler is still chasing the Olympic dream after missing the 2006 Games in Turin following a disappointing 28th-place finish four years prior in Salt Lake City. But she may be at her best late in her career, and she proved she’s capable of competing with the world’s best by finishing fourth in the alpine World Cup standings in 2008-09. She followed that by opening this season with a bronze medal in parallel slalom in Landgraaf, Netherlands, her 18th career podium finish in a World Cup event. She has added four more top-10 finishes in parallel GS on the World Cup circuit this winter. Riegler also was in the top 10 in both parallel slalom and parallel GS at the 2009 world championships - her best results at that event in 10 years - and she’s hoping to jump even higher in Vancouver. First, she’ll have to emerge from a deep and talented Austrian team that may be the best in the world, featuring Doris Guenther and Marion Kreiner.
  • Olympic History: 2002
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