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Mountain Climbing Accident Claims Olympic Snowboarder Karine Ruby

Fri, May 29, 2009

SNOWBOARDING

French Olympic Snowboarder Karine Ruby
Today, the world of action sports mourns the loss of French Olympic snowboarder, Karine Ruby.

Karine had been training to become a mountain guide when she was claimed in a mountain climbing accident on the highest peak in Western Europe, Mont Blanc. Karine was 31 years old.

Karine Ruby was a pioneer in competitive women’s snowboarding as she was a six-time world champion, won a gold medal in the Giant Slalom at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and a silver medal in the Parallel Giant Slalom at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

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