Athlete Profile - Queralt CASTELLET

Queralt CASTELLET
Birth Date:  17 Jun 1989
Age:  28
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  154

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Ladies' Halfpipe 7

Queralt CASTELLET - Schedule

Schedule
Start Time Event Status
Mon, 12 Feb 13:30
Ladies' Halfpipe Qualification Run 1
Finished
Mon, 12 Feb 14:17
Ladies' Halfpipe Qualification Run 2
Finished
Tue, 13 Feb 10:00
Ladies' Halfpipe Final Run 1
Finished
Tue, 13 Feb 10:30
Ladies' Halfpipe Final Run 2
Finished
Tue, 13 Feb 11:00
Ladies' Halfpipe Final Run 3
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights Olympic Winter Games
YearLocationHP
2014Sochi, RUS11
2010Vancouver, BC, CAN12
2006Turin, ITA26

World Championships
YearLocationSBXHPBA
2017Sierra Nevada, ESP-1110
2015Kreischberg, AUT-2-
2013Stoneham, QC, CAN-5-
2009Gangwon, KORDNS6-
2007Arosa, SUI-10-

FIS World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons
YearHPBASBSAFU
2017/20184--6
2016/201724295341
2015/20161363811
2014/201512--34
2011/20122--2
2007/20083---

FIS World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
YearHPBASBS
2017/20181 x 1st--
2016/20171 x 6th1 x 8th1 x 20th
2015/20161 x 7th1 x 3rd1 x 17th
2014/20151 x 6th--

FIS World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
RankYearEventLocation
12017/2018HalfpipeSnowmass, CO, USA
32017/2018HalfpipeLaax, SUI
132017/2018HalfpipeCopper Mountain, CO, USA
132017/2018HalfpipeCardrona, NZL

X Games
YearLocationHP
2015Aspen, CO, USA6

World Snowboard Tour overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
YearHP
2017/20181 x 7th
2014/20151 x 2nd

World Snowboard Tour - Ten best performances in current season
RankYearEventLocation
72017/2018HalfpipeBreckenridge, CO, USA


Legend
ALL - Overall, BA - Big Air, HP - Halfpipe, PGS - Parallel Giant Slalom, PS - Parallel Slalom, PST - Parallel Slalom Team, SBS - Slopestyle, SBX - Snowboard Cross, SBXT - SBX - Snowboard Cross Team, PAR - Parallel Overall, AFU - Freestyle Overall, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
Occupation Athlete
Languages spoken English, Spanish
Coach Ben Bright [personal, national] (as.com, 16 Mar 2017)
Debut World Cup Debut - 2005 in Valle Nevado, Chile
Injuries In February 2017 she crashed during training and suffered a broken wrist, a broken rib and an injured vertebra. She was able to compete at the 2017 World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain. (20minutos.es, 11 Mar 2017; marca.com, 24 Feb 2017)

She broke her jaw and dislocated her shoulder in a fall in March 2013. She made a full recovery from the broken jaw but her shoulder injury eventually required surgery. (marca.com, 26 Mar 2013; redbull.com, 04 Mar 2013)

She crashed and sustained a concussion during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (mpora.com, 11 Mar 2013)
Start She began competing in snowboarding in 1996. (opensnowboarding.com, 25 Nov 2009)
Reason Her parents took up the sport, after initially skiing, and then encouraged her and her brother to get involved in snowboarding as soon as they were old enough. "I love it. I find a lot of enjoyment [in snowboarding]." (redbull.com, 16 Feb 2013; LatiNation's YouTube channel, 10 Oct 2017)
Ambition To win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (elmundo.es, 10 Feb 2017)
Philosophy "Creative snowboarding. That's what I like, that's what I always do, and that's what inspires me. I don't think there is any sense in doing snowboarding without it." (Olympic Village Daily, 13 Feb 2014)
Awards She was the flag bearer for Spain at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (redbull.com, 22 Jan 2013)
Additional information General
TRAGEDY AND COMEBACK
In 2015 her then coach and boyfriend Ben Jolly died one year after being diagnosed with brain cancer. "I spent half a year without touching a board, living at my parents' place in Sabadell [Spain]. I did not know what to do, I was lost. Nothing was the same as before hence I had to reconsider everything." A Swiss coach encouraged her to join him in training. "That's where I saw I had to continue on. [Snowboarding] was what made me smile and be happy." She then travelled to New Zealand to train with long-time friend Benjamin Bright, who encouraged her to take up the new discipline of big air. "He made everything look brand new. He proposed a radical change of what had been my routine to change my mentality. When time arrived to get back into competition it was very satisfying." (elmundo.es, 10 Feb 2017; abc.es, 17 Sep 2015)

NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first Spanish snowboarder to win a world championship medal after claiming silver in women's halfpipe at the 2015 World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria. (SportsDeskOnline, 2015; abc.es, 17 Sep 2015)

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