Šárka Pančochová

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Šárka Pančochová
Šárka Pančochová LG Snowboard FIS WCup.jpg
Personal information
Born (1990-11-01) 1 November 1990 (age 28)
Uherské Hradiště, Czechoslovakia
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Weight121 lb (55 kg)
CountryCzech Republic
Event(s)Slopestyle, Half-pipe, Big air
Achievements and titles
World finalsSilver medal with cup.svg Silver medal in Slopestyle at La Molina 2011
Highest world ranking
  • FIS Crystal Globe.svg 1st in Snowboard Freestyle World Cup (2014)
  • FIS Crystal Globe.svg 1st in Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup (2014)

Šárka Pančochová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈʃaːrka ˈpantʃoxovaː], born 1 November 1990) is a Czech snowboarder. She started snowboarding in 2002 at her local mountains in Moravia, Czech Republic.


Šárka got her first sponsor in the 2005/06 season. In 2007/2008 at the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour, Pančochová won the 3Star Quiksilver Snowjam and the Protest and O2 World Rookie fests. She won the title as FIS Junior World Champion in Valmalenco, Italy in the same season.

In 2008/09, she won at the 4Star Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam in Austria and ended the season as World No. 8 on the TTR World Rankings.

In 2009/10, Pančochová followed the (Ticket to Ride (World Snowboard Tour)) and finished the season as World No. 3. Šárka had her first six-star podium moment at the Burton European Open where she placed third in slopestyle.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, she represented the Czech Republic and placed 14th in the halfpipe. Pančochová won a silver medal in slopestyle at the 2011 FIS Snowboarding World Championships.[1]

In 2014, she qualified to the 2014 Winter Olympics. She competed in the Slopestyle competition and made the final. On her second run, she had one of the worst crashes of the competition, cracking her helmet, but wasn't injured. Her first-run score of 86.25 was enough for a fifth-place finish. She was taken to hospital for observation of possible concussion symptoms, but was able to compete in Halfpipe several days later.[2] She advanced to the semifinal round, and finished 10th in her semi.

Personal life[edit]

Pančochová came out as gay in an interview with Outsports in 2017. She said she was "stoked" to discuss it publicly but also said it was "really not a big deal" anymore.[3]

Recent competition history[edit]

Highlights of Swatch TTR 2009/2010 Season[edit]

Highlights of Swatch TTR 2008/2009 Season[edit]

Career Highlights[edit]

Win in Kreischberg, 7 January 2010
  • 2010 FIS World Cup / Kreischberg – Halfpipe – 1st Place
  • 2010 Winter Dew Tour – Slopestyle – 2nd Place
  • 2008 FIS Junior World Snowboard Championships / Italy – 1st Place


  1. ^ http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=SB&competitorid=140172&raceid=9545 – Results from FIS-Ski.com
  2. ^ "UPDATE: French freeskier Caradeux won't ski in finals". 20 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Olympic snowboarder Sarka Pancochova is 'stoked' to come out publicly". Outsports. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017.

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