Vic Wild

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Vic Wild Snowboard
Vic Wild 24 February 2014.jpeg
Full name Russian Вик Уайлд Victor Wild
nation United StatesUnited States United States (until 2011) Russia (since 2011)
birthday 23rd August 1986 (age 34)
place of birth White SalmonUnited States
size 178 cm
Weight 79 kg
discipline Parallel slalom, parallel giant slalom
status active
Medal table
Olympic games 2 × gold 0 × silver 0 × bronze
World championships 0 × gold 0 × silver 1 × bronze
Olympic rings winter Olympics
gold Sochi 2014 Parallel giant slalom
gold Sochi 2014 Parallel slalom
FIS Snowboard world championships
bronze 2013 Stoneham Parallel giant slalom
FIS logo World cup
 Debut in the World Cup March 5, 2004
 World Cup victories 2
 Parallel World Cup 4. ( 2013/14 )
 PGS World Cup 2. ( 2014/15 )
 PSL World Cup 6. ( 2013/14 )
 Podium placements 1. 2. 3.
 Parallel 2 1 3
last change: April 10, 2020

Victor Ivan "Vic" Wild ( Russian Виктор Иван Уайлд , scientific transliteration Viktor Ajvan Uajld; born August 23, 1986 in White Salmon , Washington ) is an American - Russian snowboarder . He goes in the disciplines of parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom .


Wild was originally a member of the US Association and took part in the 2011 Snowboard World Championship for it. In the same year he married the Russian snowboarder Aljona Sawarsina (* 1989) and also changed nationality.

Vic Wild contested his first World Cup race as a Russian in December 2012 in Karersee and promptly reached his first podium with third place in the parallel giant slalom. A month later, Wild won bronze in the same discipline at the Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham, Canada .

2014 Winter Olympics

In January 2014, Wild won a parallel slalom in Bad Gastein and thus his first World Cup race. At the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi , he was Olympic champion in the parallel giant slalom and in the parallel slalom.

Olympic Winter Games 2018

In the parallel giant slalom held as part of the 2018 Winter Olympics , the 31-year-old was eliminated on February 24 in the South Korean city ​​of Pyeongchang in the round of 16 and finished in tenth place.


Sporting successes

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date place country discipline space
Feb. 24, 2018 Pyeongchang COR Parallel giant slalom
Feb 22, 2014 Sochi RUS Parallel slalom
19th Feb. 2014 Sochi RUS Parallel giant slalom

FIS Snowboard World Championships

FIS Snowboard World Cup

  • 5 podium finishes, including 2 wins
date place discipline space
January 12, 2014 AustriaAustria Bad Gastein Parallel slalom
January 31, 2015 SloveniaSlovenia Rogla Parallel giant slalom

Nor-Am Cup

  • 6 wins

Web links

Commons : Vic Wild  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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