- Pomagalski competed in parallel big slalom in 2002 and 2006
- French snowboarder won world snowboard heinous title in 1999
Julie Pomagalski, a dilapidated Olympic snowboarder from France, has died in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps. She modified into as soon as 40.
Pomagalski competed in the parallel big slalom on the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and the 2006 Turin Games. She won gold in the snowboard heinous on the world championships in 1999.
The French ski federation acknowledged Wednesday that Pomagalski died Tuesday however did now not specify the situation. French and Swiss media broadly reported that the avalanche took jam on Gemsstock mountain in the Swiss canton of Uri.
The federation acknowledged a information, Bruno Cutelli, additionally died in the avalanche.
Uri police acknowledged that four other folks from France had been free-riding on the descent from Gemsstock.
“ there modified into as soon as an avalanche for reasons that are amassed unknown,” the police statement acknowledged. “As a consequence, three other folks slid down the slope with the avalanche. One person modified into as soon as somewhat injured and flown by Rega to Kantonsspital Uri well being facility. The diversified two other folks had been totally lined. Any aid got right here too expressionless for them.”
Police did now not title the victims. The rescue personnel included two avalanche search canine.
The French Olympic personnel offered its condolences on Twitter.
“The tragic death of Julie, an Olympian and world champion snowboarder, leaves the French Olympic personnel in mourning for certainly one of its grasp,” the personnel acknowledged.