Alena Zavarzina, snowboarder from Russia
Alena Zavarzina was born on May 27, 1989 in Novosibirsk.
Alena is a Russian snowboarder who competed for Russia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in parallel giant slalom, finishing 17th.
In 2009 Alena won silver in the Junior World Cup and was second in the European Cup.
On January 19, 2011 Zavarzina became world champion in parallel giant slalom. She won a gold medal at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships in Telluride, Colorado.
Alena is Honored Master of Sports of Russia (2011).
Zavarzina married Vic Wilde (born August 23, 1986), one of America’s best snowboarders now competing for Russia. Vic won a bronze medal in the parallel giant slalom at the 2013 FIS Snowboarding World Championships.
On February 19, 2014 Zavarzina won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Sochi in parallel giant slalom, and a few minutes later her husband Vic Wilde, who changed U.S. citizenship for Russian, became the Olympic champion in the same discipline.