|Born||25 August 1997|
Ormerod narrowly missed qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympics when she was 16. 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.
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.
In the 2018 Winter Olympics she was due to compete in the slopestyle and big air snowboarding events. She was described as "arguably Britain's best medal chance for Pyeongchang 2018", 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.
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- Big Air with Katie Ormerod a BBC multimedia presentation
- Katie Ormerod performing the World's first female double cork 1080 on YouTube
- Katie Ormerod on the official British Ski and Snowboard site
- Katie Ormerod on Twitter
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