Helene Olafsen

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Helene Olafsen
Personal information
Born (1990-02-21) 21 February 1990 (age 25)
Oslo
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) (2014)[1]
Sport
Country  Norway
Sport Snowboard cross

Helene Olafsen (born 21 February 1990) is a Norwegian snowboarder.

She placed tenth overall in the 2007-08 Snowboarding World Cup, and fifth in her special event boardercross, where she collected 3570 of her total 4160 points. She took her first victory in a World Cup event in March 2007, and finished fifth at the 2007 Winter X Games.

2010 Olympics[edit]

Olafsen progressed all the way to the big final of Snowboard Cross at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she finished fourth. Canada's Maëlle Ricker went on to win the gold medal for the host country.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norway Olympic Team and Media Guide Sochi 2014. Norway: Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. 2014. p. 96. 
  2. ^ Ladies' Snowboard Cross – Final results
Helene Olafsen (leading), Alexandra Jekova, Tanja Frieden, Nelly Moenne Loccoz. Telluride, 19.12.2009, Quarter Final