Katie Ormerod

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Katie Ormerod
Personal information
NationalityBritish
Born (1997-08-25) 25 August 1997 (age 21)
Sport
CountryGreat Britain
SportSnowboarding

Katie Ormerod (born 25 August 1997) is a British snowboarder who was selected to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics.[1][2][3][4] She is from Brighouse, West Yorkshire.[2]

Career[edit]

Ormerod narrowly missed qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympics when she was 16.[4] In November 2016, she was placed third at the Big Air World Cup in Pyeongchang, a test event for the venue of the 2018 Winter Olympics, and in January 2017 she won the Big Air World Cup event in Moscow and a bronze medal in the Women's SlopeStyle at the Winter X Games XXI in Aspen.[4][5]

In May 2014, then aged 16, Ormerod became the first female snowboarder to land a double cork 1080, one of the most complex maneuvers in snowboarding which involves three rotations and two inverted flips.[6][7][8]

In the 2018 Winter Olympics she was due to compete in the slopestyle and big air snowboarding events.[3] She was described as "arguably Britain's best medal chance for Pyeongchang 2018",[4] but was forced to withdraw from the Games after breaking her heel in two places in training. She had previously broken her wrist, but was determined to compete.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Record number of Team GB skiers and snowboarders set for PyeongChang 2018". Snowsport England. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Katie Ormerod". British Ski + Snowboard. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Westby, Nick (25 January 2018). "Summerhayes' sisters and Ormerod headline Yorkshire's 'magnificent seven' for PyeongChang". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d Bell, Graham (21 September 2017). "Meet Katie Ormerod, the 20-year-old snowboarder who could be Team GB's greatest Winter Olympic medal hope". The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  5. ^ "X Games Aspen 2017 - Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Results". Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Female Snowboarder Lands Double Cork 1080 On Camera, And It Is Stunning". Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  7. ^ "She Just Landed the First Female Double Cork 1080". Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  8. ^ "World's FIRST female double cork 1080 - Katie Ormerod". Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Winter Olympics: Katie Ormerod ruled out of Games in Pyeongchang with fractured heel". BBC. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.

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