Obit Pomagalski

    In this Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007 file photo, France’s Julie Pomagalski speeds down the Parallel Giant
    Slalom at the FIS Snowboard World Championship in Arosa, Switzerland. Two-time Olympic snowboarder Julie
    Pomagalski of France has died in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps. She was 40. Pomagalski competed in the
    parallel giant slalom at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and the 2006 Turin Olympics, and in 1999 won
    gold in the snowboard cross at the world championships. The French Ski Federation announced that
    Pomagalski died Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella, File)