Winter Olympics 2018: France snowboarder Pierre Vaultier thanks 'lucky stars' after defending title in Pyeongchang
Frenchman Pierre Vaultier thanked his lucky stars on Thursday after retaining his Olympic snowboard cross title, the sixth medal for France at the Pyeongchang Games.
Pyeongchang: Frenchman Pierre Vaultier thanked his lucky stars on Thursday after retaining his Olympic snowboard cross title, the sixth medal for France at the Pyeongchang Games.
Vaultier, 30, beat Australian Jarryd Hughes and Regino Hernandez, who brought home Spain's first Winter Olympics medal since 1992.
Celebrating his win, his second gold after Sochi four years ago, Vaultier said he was fortunate to have made the final.
"I thank my lucky stars," he said. "I had a fall in the semis and I was a bit fortunate to make it through to the finals."
Randhir also served as the Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) from 1987 to 2012 and was a full member of the International Olympic Committee from 2001 to 2014 before becoming its honorary member.
The javelin star from Haryana additionally got a puppy named 'Tokyo' as a gift from Bindra, who won gold in men's 10m air rifle in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Ex-Kenyan Sports Minister Hassan Wario, Olympic team leader Stephen Soi convicted for Rio 2016 embezzlement
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