Julie Pomagalski Bio/Wiki
Julie Pomagalski, a former world champion snowboarder, was killed in an avalanche. Read more here.
Pomagalski was killed in Uri canton, Switzerland, on Tuesday morning, according to a spokesperson for the French Ministry of Sports who spoke to CNN via email on Thursday.
She was 40 years old.
She participated in the 2002 Winter Olympics in parallel giant slalom, finishing sixth. She participated in the 2006 Winter Olympics in parallel giant slalom, finishing sixth.
At the FIS Snowboarding World Championships in 1999, she won a gold medal in snowboard cross and a silver medal in parallel giant slalom at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships in 2003. Pomagalski ran a ski school and a sports store in Meribel after her competitive career.
Pomagalski died in a Swiss avalanche on March 23, 2021, at the age of 40.
Former snowboard champion Julie Pomagalski dies in an avalanche in Switzerland, the avalanche caught three freeriders in the Steintäler area, in the Unteralptal, descending the Gemsstock, and also caused the death of a guide from the Alps. pic.twitter.com/2Beuq2bVqN
— Moises Lopez (@chapoisat) March 24, 2021
R.I.P. Julie POMAGALSKI (10 Oct. 1980 – 23 Mar. 2021), French snowboarder. 🇫🇷
She competed at the 2002 & 2006 Winter @Olympics in parallel giant slalom, placing sixth both times.
— In__Memoriam (@In___Memoriam) March 24, 2021