XG rookie Mariya Vasiltsova (va-SILT-so-vuh) has only been on a board for five years but in Montafon, Austria (Dec. 2015) she earned her first FIS World Cup snowboard cross podium in her first attempt. The 20 year-old has lived in Novosibirsk, Russia her entire life (southwestern Siberia) and is currently studying physical strength at NPSU (university). She has no sponsors but she is a member of the Russian National team. NOTE: No Russian athlete has earned a medal at an X Games winter event and the last Russian XG medalists came in 2002 (Speed Climbing).
- X Games rookie.
- 3rd place: 2015 FIS World Cup in Montanan, Austria (Dec. 2015) First ever WC event.
- 2013 Russian National Champion.
- Russia has zero X Games winter event medals.
X Games Competition History
|X Games Aspen 2016||Women's Snowboarder X||12|