|Marital Status: Single||Resides In: Zurich, SUI|
|Participant since: 1999||Age: 25|
|Competitor since: 2005||Height: 6'0"|
|Nickname(s): IPOD||Weight: 176 lbs|
2012 World Snowboarding Champion Iouri Podladtchikov landed the first switch backside double cork 1260 (often referred to as a switch double McTwist 1260) in a halfpipe in October 2011, but only after missing an airbag and breaking his collarbone in the process. The Russian-born rider -- who owns silver from WX 2010 & 2012 and WXE 2011 and won gold at WXE 2010 -- has competed in the Winter Olympics for two countries, Russia and Switzerland, finishing 4th for SUI in 2010. The 23-year-old has all four double cork 1080 variations and could be a threat to Shaun White's throne.
Shaun White qualifies first in Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Elims at Winter X Tignes 2012 in the French Alps.Story | Mar 14, 2012
Shaun White wins Men's Snowboard SuperPipe at Winter X Tignes 2012 in the French Alps.Story | Mar 13, 2012