Samková wins inaugural snowboard race of new season

Reigning snowboard World Cup champion Eva Samková won the inaugural race at the Secret Garden in Zhangjiakou on Saturday, coming in ahead of Britain’s Charlotte Banks. The race is a qualifying event ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, and the first event held at what will be the Olympic track in February.

Samková won three World Cup events last season on route to claiming the overall title and will hope for further success this campaign, before she aims to add to her Sochi 2014 gold and Pyeongchang 2018 bronze medals.