Sergey Ridzik

Sergey Sergeyevich Ridzik (Russian: Сергей Серге́евич Ридзик, born 25 October 1992[1], Monchegorsk, Murmansk Oblast, Russia[2]) is a Russian freestyle skier. Competing for Independent Olympic Athletes from Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the ski cross.[3]

Sergey Ridzik
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Country Russia
Full nameSergey Sergeyevich Ridzik
Born (1992-10-25) 25 October 1992 (age 27)
Monchegorsk, Murmansk Oblast, Russia

Ridzik was an alpine skier but in 2011 switched to freestyle skiing. He did not qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and after the Olympics was seriously injured and could not compete for several months.[4] On 15 December 2017 he won a World Cup race in Montafon, his only World Cup win by the time of the Olympics.[1]

He subsequently qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics and made it to the big final, where four athletes compete for the medals. In the finals, Ridzik collided with Kevin Drury and they both fell. Ridzik stood up and finished third, getting the bronze medal (Drury was subsequently disqualified).[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Freestyle Skiing World Cup - Ski Cross". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Ридзик Сергей Сергеевич" Check |url= value (help) (in Russian). СборнаяРоссии. Retrieved 21 February 2018.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Results - Men's Ski Cross Big Final". 2018 Winter Olympics Official Website. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b Ivanov, Vladimir (21 February 2018). "Сергей Риздик: Когда бронза – это обидно" (in Russian). Sport Express. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  5. ^ Horsefield, Izzy (21 February 2018). "Winter Olympics 2018: Skiers crash in MID-AIR in shocking moment in gold-medal race". Express. Retrieved 21 February 2018.