Karine Ruby


Age: 31

French Olympic snowboarder who won a gold medal in the giant slalom at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and a silver medal in the parallel giant slalom at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, who was a six-time world champion with 65 snowboard World Cup victories but retired after the 2006 Turin Olympics, where she was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the snowboardcross event.

Cause of Death: Killed in a mountain climbing accident

Born: January 4, 1978

Died: May 29, 2009

Chamonix, France