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."
Updated Date: Feb 15, 2018 15:34 PM