Ina Meschik

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Ina Meschik
Ina Meschik FIS World Cup Parallel Slalom Jauerling 2012a.jpg
Personal information
Full nameIna Meschik
Nationality Austria
Born (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 28)
Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
SportSnowboarding
Event(s)Alpine
ClubASKÖ Landskron[1]
Coached byTom Weninger[1]

Ina Meschik (born 25 September 1990 in Sankt Veit an der Glan) is an Austrian alpine snowboarder.[1][2] She represented her nation Austria in two editions of the Olympic Games (2010 and 2014), and eventually claimed a bronze medal in parallel giant slalom at the 2010 FIS Junior World Championships in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand and fourth-place finishes at the FIS World Cup series.[3] Meschik is currently a member of ASKÖ Landskron Ski Club in Villach, under her personal coach Tom Weninger.[4]

Meschik made her official debut, as a 19-year-old, at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where she finished sixth in the women's giant slalom, losing out to Germany's Anke Karstens in the classification final match by sixty-four hundredths of a second.[5]

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Meschik qualified for two alpine snowboarding events (including the first ever women's parallel slalom) by achieving fourth-place finishes from the FIS World Cup series in Rogla, Slovenia, and in Carezza, Italy.[6][7] In the women's giant slalom, Meschik improved her prior performance in Vancouver with a fourth-place finish, but narrowly missed the bronze medal by almost a full second behind host nation's Alena Zavarzina in their small final match.[8][9] Three days later, in the inaugural women's slalom, Meschik did not match her stellar stint from the giant slalom, as she lost the quarterfinal match to Germany's Amelie Kober by a hundredth-second margin.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ina Meschik". Sochi 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ina Meschik". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. ^ Haggart, Matthew (27 August 2010). "Snowsports: European boarders dominant". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Meschik mit besten Chancen für Olympia" [Meschik has a best chance for an Olympic medal] (in German). Kleine Zeitung. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Women's Parallel Giant Slalom Medal Round". Vancouver 2010. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Career's first for Ledecka and Mathies in Rogla PGS; First Czech win on Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour; Exciting race for Crystal Globes". Rogla Ski Resort. 2013. Archived from the original on 7 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Meschik schrammt am Podest vorbei" [Meschik scrapes past the podium] (in German). Laola1. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Ladies' Parallel Giant Slalom Finals". Sochi 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Husband/wife duo Vic Wild, Alena Zavarzina win medals in parallel giant slalom". NBC Olympics. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Ladies' Parallel Slalom Quarterfinals". Sochi 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.

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