Alexa Loo

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Alexa Loo


Richmond B.C.


Alexa Loo (born on October 6, 1972 in Richmond, British Columbia) is a Canadian snowboarder of Chinese descent. She competed in the parallel giant slalom at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.

[edit] Season highlights

Loo became the first Canadian woman to earn a medal in alpine snowboarding when she won a bronze medal in the woman's parallel giant slalom (PGS) at the World Cup in Plan de Corones, Italy. Finished ninth in PGS at the World Cup Lac Beau port, Quebec. Gold medalist in PGS at the Nor Am Cup in Copper Mountain (Colorado).

[edit] Career highlights

Eighth in PGS at the 2005 World Cup, Tandadalen, Sweden. 16th in PGS at the 2005 World Cup in Sapporo-Makomanai, Japan. 17th in PGS at the 2005 World Cup in Bardonecchia, Italy. Silver medalist in parallel slalom at the 2005 NorAm Cup PSL, Sun Peaks, British Columbia. 14th in PGS at the 2004 World Cup, Soelden, Austria. Finished 20th overall in the PGS at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

[edit] Noteworthy

Alexa serves as the athlete representative to the International Ski Federation (FIS) and sits on the board of directors of AthletesCAN - the association of Canada's national team athletes.

During the 2010 Olympics, she almost wasn't able to compete because sports Canada pulled her funding after they stated "that she had not shown the necessary improvement to receive an $18,000 stipend" because of a knee injury suffered in 2007. Kin's Farm Market, a local grocery chain decided to help raise the necessary funds and began to sell reusable bags with Loo’s face on them for a $1 each. The fund raising endeavour was a success raising a total of $20 000 and allowing Alexa to compete in the Vancouver Olympics. Loo placed 12th in the parallel giant slalom, the best ever Olympic showing by a Canadian in the event [1]


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