Zoe Bergermann of Georgetown, Ontario is heading into the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang with a significant amount of momentum. On Saturday in Feldberg, Germany, Bergermann won the silver medal in a World Cup women’s snowboardcross event. The silver medal came just a few days before the beginning of the Olympic Winter Games.
Bergermann placed behind gold medalist Michela Moioli of Italy and ahead of bronze medalist Julia Pereira De Sousa Mabileau of France. Charlotte Bankes of France finished in fourth place.
Bergermann is now in 10th place in the World Cup standings with 2470 points. Moioli leads with 6630 points.
The silver medal for Bergermann was the first World Cup medal of her snowboarding career. Her previous best result was a fourth place finish in Montafon, Austria on December 12, 2015.
Bergermann is one of four Canadian women who will participate in women’s snowboard cross at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She will be joined by Meryeta O’Dine and Tess Critchlow of Prince George, British Columbia and Carle Brenneman of Richmond, British Columbia.
Women’s snowboardcross will take place during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang on February 15 at 9pm MT. A Canadian has been on the podium at every Olympic Winter Games in women’s snowboardcross. Dominique Maltais of Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, Quebec won the silver medal in women’s snowboardcross at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and bronze at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. Maelle Ricker of Vancouver, British Columbia won the gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.