Snowboarding with Sarka Pancochova


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Šárka Pančochová is a Czech born 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 3 Star 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. 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. She advanced to the semifinal round, and finished 10th in her semi.