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Katie Ormerod

Katie Ormerod
By Eurosport

30/10/2017 at 14:12Updated 30/10/2017 at 15:13

Katie Ormerod comes into her first Winter Olympics as one of the most promising talents in snowboard slopestyle and big air.

  • Name - Katie Ormerod
  • Date of Birth - 25/08/1997
  • Place of Birth - Brighouse, UK
  • Sport/Discipline - Snowboard (slopestyle/big air)
  • Honours - X-Games: Slopestyle bronze, 2017; World Cup: Gold x1, Silver x3, Bronze x1

Ormerod only just missed out on qualifying for the Sochi Games in 2014, at the age of 16, but hopes to enter the Olympic arena in PyeongChang as a real medal contender.

She showed she can reach the podium in the biggest events when taking slopestyle bronze at the X Games in Aspen at the start of 2017.

In a productive 2016-17 season, Ormerod also won a big air World Cup event - becoming the first Brit to do so. Although the season ended in a nasty injury as she broke her back during training for the World Championships in March.

Katie O is known for her impressive tricks and at 15 years old became the youngest woman to execute a double backflip. A year later, she pulled off the first women's backside double cork 1080.

Ormerod learned her trade on a dry ski slope in Halifax and her cousin, Jamie Nicholls, also hopes to represent Britain in PyeongChang.

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