Kelly Sildaru

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Kelly Sildaru
Born (2002-02-17) 17 February 2002 (age 16)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Ski club Kelly - Henry Suusaklubi
World Cup career
Seasons 2017–
Individual wins 1
Indiv. podiums 2
Overall titles 0
Discipline titles 0

Kelly Sildaru (born 17 February 2002) is an Estonian freestyle skier.

Sildaru won a gold medal in the slopestyle event in the 2016 Winter X Games beating Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen.[1] With this win, at age 13, Sildaru became the youngest gold medalist to date at a Winter X Games event, and the first person to win a Winter X Games medal for Estonia. She is also the youngest to win two X Games gold medals

Sildaru has won the women's slopestyle on the 2015[2] and 2016[3] Dew Tour.

During the Big Air competition of the 2017 Winter X Games Norway, Sildaru became the first woman to ever land a Switch 1260° Mute and a 1440° during a competition.[4]

Because of her young age, the first World Cup event she was allowed to participate in was on 27 August 2017 in Cardrona, New Zealand. She won the slopestyle competition.[5]

Despite being the gold medal favorite for the women’s slopestyle event in 2018 Winter Olympics, she missed competing in the Games because of a knee injury.[6]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[7]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slopestyle Halfpipe Big air
2017–18 15 94 21 18

Race Podiums[edit]

  • 1 wins – (1 SS)
  • 2 podiums – (1 SS), 1 (HP)
No. Season Date Location Discipline Place
1 2017–18 27 August 2017 New Zealand Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand Slopestyle 1st
2 1 September 2017 New Zealand Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand Halfpipe 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Blevins and David Krause (29 January 2016). "Teen skier Kelly Sildaru becomes youngest Winter X Games gold medalist". The Denver Post. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "13-YEAR-OLD KELLY SILDARU WINS WOMEN'S TOYOTA FREESKI SLOPESTYLE AT DEW TOUR". Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kelly Sildaru Skis Away With Women's Ski Slopestyle Pro Competition Win". Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kelly Sildaru: väga hea tunne on esimese naisena 1440-kraadine hüpe teha". Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Estonian teenager Kelly Sildaru wins World Cup slopestyle 27 August 2017, stuff.co.nz
  6. ^ "Injury robs Pyeongchang of teen slopestyle phenom Sildaru". Reuters. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 
  7. ^ "Kelly Sildaru". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Anett Kontaveit
Estonian Young Athlete of the Year
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent