Carlos Garcia Knight

Christchurch-born athlete Carlos Garcia Knight began snowboarding at the age of 11.  2015 was a standout year for Carlos who emerged onto the international competition stage by winning a silver medal in slopestyle at the FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships and claiming fourth place at the slopestyle World Cup at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ. He won his first World Cup medal, with a bronze at the 2017 Winter Games NZ. Carlos was named to the NZ team to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang where he finished 5th in Slopestyle and 11th in Big Air.

Disciplines: Big Air,  Slopestyle

Home town: Christchurch

Career highlights: 2018 Winter Olympian; Bronze medal 2017 Winter Games NZ Slopestyle World Cup; 4th place Slopestyle Burton Open 2016; 2nd place Slopestyle FIS Junior World Championships 2015; 4th place Slopestyle  FIS Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015

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Biography 

Carlos Garcia Knight represented New Zealand at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. He finished fifth in Slopestyle and was the top qualifying athlete in Big Air before finishing 11th in the finals. 

As a junior rider Carlos' versatility as an athlete saw him push through to the podium across the three disciplines of slopestyle, halfpipe and big air before deciding to specialise in Slopestyle and Big Air on the World Cup circuit.

2015 was a standout year for Carlos who emerged onto the international competition stage by winning a silver medal in slopestyle at the FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships and claiming fourth place at the slopestyle World Cup at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ. In 2016 he achieved a fourth place finish at the Burton Open, one of the oldest and most prestigious snowboarding events on the international calendar.

CGK began snowboarding at the age of 11 and is also a keen skateboarder and surfer.

Check out more of Carlos' FIS results and WST results, or follow him on social media.

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