Alexa Loo

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Alexa Loo (born on October 6, 1972 in Richmond, British Columbia) is a Canadian snowboarder of Chinese descent. She competed in the parallel giant slalom at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.[1]

Alexa Loo

Season highlights[edit]

  • Loo became the first Canadian woman to earn a medal in alpine snowboarding when she won a bronze medal in the woman's parallel giant slalom (PGS) at the World Cup in Plan de Corones, Italy.
  • Finished ninth in PGS at the World Cup Lac Beau port, Quebec.
  • Gold medalist in PGS at the Nor Am Cup in Copper Mountain (Colorado).

Career highlights[edit]

  • Eighth in PGS at the 2005 World Cup, Tandadalen, Sweden.
  • 16th in PGS at the 2005 World Cup in Sapporo-Makomanai, Japan.
  • 17th in PGS at the 2005 World Cup in Bardonecchia, Italy.
  • Silver medalist in parallel slalom at the 2005 NorAm Cup PSL, Sun Peaks, British Columbia.
  • 14th in PGS at the 2004 World Cup, Soelden, Austria.
  • Finished 20th overall in the PGS at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

Noteworthy[edit]

Loo served as the athlete representative to the International Ski Federation (FIS) and for many years sat on the board of directors of AthletesCAN [2] - the association of Canada's national team athletes. She graduated from the University of British Columbia, where she competed as both a rower and swimmer for the Thunderbirds, in 1994.[3]

Loo was elected as a city councillor for the City of Richmond in the 2014 Civic Elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ AthletesCAN website - Prior Board Members List
  3. ^ Drexhage, Glenn. "Hooked on racing: Grad's grace under pressure". UBC Reports. University of British Columbia. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

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