Tsubaki Miki finishes 4th, her best position for this season, in PGS (Parallel Giant Slalom)

On January 14, 2023, Tsubaki Miki, alpine snowboarder who belongs to Cataler, competed in the FIS Snowboard World Cup event, which took place in Scuol, Switzerland.



Women’s PGS (Parallel Giant Slalom)


(Qualification rounds)

■First run in the qualification rounds (on the blue course).

Against Carolin Langenhorst.

40.87 seconds

■Second run in the qualification rounds (on the red course).

Against Carolin Langenhorst.

44.25 seconds



Total time in qualification: 1 minute and 25.12 seconds

Made it past the qualification in 3rd place.


According to the total time of two qualification runs, the top-16 riders can progress to the final rounds.

(Final rounds)

※Time matters only in the qualification rounds. The finals are the knock-out rounds where the faster rider in a heat can simply progress to the next stage.

■1/8 Final: Top-16 match-up (on the blue course).

Against Claudia Riegler.

Won via DNF(※) of the opponent.
(※)DNF is an abbreviation for “Did Not Finish.”

Quarterfinals: Top-8 match-up (on the blue course).

Against Ladina Jenny.

Won by 0.03 seconds.

■Semifinals: Top-4 match-up (on the red course).

Against Ramona Theresia Hofmeister.

Lost by 0.57 seconds.

■Small Final: 3rd place match-up (on the blue course).

Against Julie Zogg.

Lost by 0.05 seconds.


■4th place

■Points earned: 500 points.

■Overall World Cup standings (as of 14 January).

・PSL: 10th place

・PGS: 7th place

・Parallel Overall: 8th place




Winner: Carolin Langenhorst (Germany/1996)

Runner-up: Ramona Theresia Hofmeister (Germany/1996)

3rd place: Julie Zogg (Switzerland/1992)

4th place: Tsubaki Miki (Japan/2003)

7th place: Tomoka Takeuchi (Japan/1983)

22nd place: Suzumi Maeda (Japan/2005)

The number of the competitors: 28



Although Tsubaki was not in her best form, she achieved the result of 4th place finish, her best position for this season so far.

We heard that the snow conditions were rough here and there on the course. But Tsubaki managed to glide safely through this challenging slope on which she could have fallen, and that eventually led her to produce this good result.

We’d appreciate your continuous support for Tsubaki Miki.