Alena Zavarzina


May 27, 1989


Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (IndyCar, BATC, Family Feud)
Flag of Russia.svg Russia (snowboarding)

Alena Zavarzina (born May 27, 1989) is a Russian snowboarder, competing in the parallel giant slalom and parallel slalom. She is married to American-born Vic Wild, who is also a snowboarder, and competed for Russia at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi on home soil; in which both of them won Olympic medals. She competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, in which she almost made the top 16, and came in 17th place.

Zavarzina represents Russia in snowboarding competitions, but she represents Slovakia in a combined of Ben and Toad's Contest, Verizon IndyCar Series and Celebrity Family Feud.

Olympic Games

She started competing at the Alpine Snowboarding World Cup just a bit after the Torino 2006 Olympics. She started competing at the World Cup at age 17 in October 2006.
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Sochi 2014 (age 24, home soil)

She came in 12th in the qualification, and was eliminated in the parallel slalom event in the round of 16 after losing to Julia Dujmovits of Austria.

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At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, she made the top three in the giant slalom event. She normally wins the second run in the red course by falls. Although she won the bronze over Ina Meschik of Austria, she was chosen as a contestant on Ben and Toad's Contest season 5 after Katherine Heigl suffered an injury. She came in third place, after losing to Kummer in disqualification and winning over Ina Meschik. She lost to Tomoka Takeuchi and Patrizia Kummer. She won the bronze medal for the host nation.

Ben and Toad's Contest

Alena Zavarzina will be competing on season 5 as the injury replacement for actress Katherine Heigl, from season 2; announced on the Winter Paralympic closing ceremony. Her partner will be Brendan Cole, a professional dancer from Strictly Come Dancing. Starting season 4 week 4, she participated with the entire cast from season 1; which aired it's opening on September 22, 2012.

Alena Zavarzina was the only snowboarder to make it to BATC 5's halfway point. She would have been fired earlier due to Torah Bright's injury from DWTS Australia. Zavarzina was fired in week 10, popularly due to that SKUSA place where she left Slovakia to play with the Germans.

Zavarzina has been confirmed by the Slovakian team to play for them in the 2016 IndyCar Series season.

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