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Silje Norendal is a Norwegian snowboarder born 1993 in Kongsberg. She got her first snowboard at age four. While she did a number of other sports as well as different disciplines like Half-pipe and Boardercross, Silje eventually specialized in the Slopestyle.
Despite her disappointing performance at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, prior to 2014 Silje Norendal is considered as one of the best slopestyle snowboarders along with Jamie Anderson, Anna Gasser, and Torah Bright.
The 2014 Winter Olympics are finally over. Things come and go, but the winners and their medals will always remain in the history. However, in an event like this, there’s much more than that…
Once again the Olympic spirit proved that the Olympic Games are like no other sports event. Along with the great sports achievements, tough competitions – and even some funny fails, – the Games in Sochi brought an unique amount of positive emotions and sportsmanship.
Let’s remember some of the most touching, cutest, and lovable moments at the 2014 Olympic Games!
Two friends, two Golds – Tina Maze & Dominique Gisin
Slovenia’s Tina Maze and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland tied for gold in the Women’s Downhill event with time of 1 minute and 41.57 seconds. It is the first time this has ever happened, and both winners were more than happy to share the gold with each other.
Mikaela Shiffrin winks
One single move melted millions of hearts around the world: Mikaela Shiffrin winks to the camera. Soon after, the American skier took the gold in the Slalom.
Canadian coach helps Russian skier to finish
Russian cross-country skier Anton Gafarov crashed and broke his left ski. Finishing the race became nearly impossible, but then Team Canada’s coach Justin Wadsworth ran onto the course to give the Russian a replacement ski.
“It was like watching an animal stuck in a trap. You can’t just sit there and do nothing about it. (…) I wanted him to have dignity as he crossed the finish line”, said the Canadian.
Ina Meschik is an Austrian snowboarder born 1990 in Villach. She competes mostly in Parallel giant slalom and Parallel slalom disciplines.
In her free time, the beautiful snowboarder also like mountain biking, climbing, and swimming.