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Annamari Dancha

Annamari Dancha

Ukrainian snowboarder
Annamari Dancha
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Ukrainian snowboarder
Is Athlete Snowboarder
From Ukraine
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 26 March 1990, Uzhhorod, Ukraine
Age 31 years
Star sign Aries
Education
Uzhhorod National University
Sports Teams
Spartak
Annamari Dancha
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Annamari Dancha (née Annamari Chundak; born 26 March 1990) is a Ukrainian snowboarder, specializing in alpine snowboarding. She is silver medalist of the 2019 World championships in parallel slalom. She competed at the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics for Ukraine.

Career

Annamari Chundak made her World Cup debut in October 2006. Until 2010 Winter Olympics she managed to qualify for knockout stage only once – on 6 February 2010, in German Sudelfeld where she was 14th. At 2010 Winter Olympics she surprisingly qualified 16th in the parallel giant slalom, but lost in the round of 16 to Marion Kreiner, finishing 16th. Later that year she became Junior World Champion in parallel giant slalom in Snow Park, New Zealand. She is also a two-time silver medalist of Winter Universiades in parallel giant slalom: in 2011 in Turkish Erzurum and 2017 in Kazakh Almaty.

At 2014 Winter Olympics she was 21st in the qualifying run of the parallel giant slalom and 21st in the parallel slalom, not advancing in either event.

In January 2015 she married and took a two-year pause in competing.

As of January 2018, her best finish is 8th, in a parallel giant slalom in Bulgarian Bansko in 2017–18 season. That season became the most successful for her: 1 finish in Top-8 and four more finishes in Top-16. 10 more times she qualified for knockout stage at World Cup predominantly in parallel giant slalom. Her best overall finish is 22nd, in 2010–11, when she thrice qualified for knockout stage.

She qualified to represent Ukraine at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. In parallel giant slalom she finished 28th which was last place due to her disastrous first run.

In February 2019, she ranked 6th in PGS event at the World Championships which was the best ever result for Ukraine at snowboarding competitions of the highest level. But the next day she surprised everybody by winning a silver medal in parallel slalom which was the first ever medal for Ukraine at international snowboard competitions of the highest level. In a qualification she was just 15th after finishing 21st on the blue course and 8th on the red course. In the first round she won against #2 of the qualification Cheyenne Loch from Germany. Later on Dancha won against Polish Aleksandra Król and 2018 Winter Olympics bronze medalist German Ramona Theresia Hofmeister. In the final she lost to Julie Zogg from Switzerland thus winning silver medal. Interesting fact that these athletes meet each other in the final for the second time. Nine years ago Annamari won against Julie in the final of parallel giant slalom at the Junior World Championships.

Career results

Winter Olympics

Year Place PGS PSL
2010 Vancouver, Canada 16
2014 Sochi, Russia 21 21
2018 Pyeongchang, South Korea 28

World Championships

Year Place PGS PSL
2007 Arosa, Switzerland 51 46
2009 Gangwon, South Korea 25 15
2011 La Molina, Spain 17 15
2013 Stoneham, Canada 25 31
2017 Sierra Nevada, Spain 32 17
2019 Utah, United States 6 2

World Cup

Rankings

Season PAR PGS PSL Overall
2006–07 67 - - 144
2007–08 43 - - 111
2008–09 37 - - 108
2009–10 32 - - 77
2010–11 22 - - -
2011–12 28 - - -
2012–13 27 28 17 -
2013–14 31 28 33 -
2014–15 missed
2015–16 missed
2016–17 36 34 32 -
2017–18 21 20 20 -
2018–19 27 26 29 -
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 23 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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