LAST UPDATED MARCH 17, 2015
This Silje Norendal Bio puts the spotlight on a young Norwegian Rider with a bright future ahead of her.
Though she is young, she started out on a board at just 4 years old and started competing at 6. So Silje (pronounced see-lee-a) knows what it’s like to have a snowboard strapped to her feet and how to use it.
Recent results suggest that she is on the rise and definitely one to watch out for in the coming years.
Height: 167cm (5’6″)
Disciplines: Freestyle (Slopestyle & Half Pipe)
Home Turf: Kongsberg Skisenter, Norway
World Snowboard Tour (WST) Rankings
Norendal is predominantly a Slopestyle rider but definitely no mug in the half pipe either. Her 12th & 15th overall placings in 2013 & 2014 respectively, show signs that this rider is on her way up.
More telling though is her 2012/2013 & 2013/2014 season Slopestyle results. She finished the 2012/13 season in third and the 2013/14 in 2nd place in that discipline.
Not surprisingly Sochi 2014 was Norendal’s first appearance at an Olympic Games. She competed as a 20 year old and though she only finished in 11th place her recent results suggest that she will be a medal contender in South Korea in 2018 if she hits the right form at the right time.
Winter X Games
Already Silje has tasted success at the Winter X Games with her most notable success coming in the 2013 European version in Tignes and in Aspen in 2014. At both of these events she secured Gold. Update: Silje also won Gold in the 2015 edition held in January this year to add to that growingly impressive record.
Add to that her Silver in Tignes in 2011. 4 X Games medals by 21 years of age isn’t half bad – and she’s sure to add to this sooner rather than later I imagine.
At the time of writing, Norendal’s most recent big event was the 2015 Burton US Open. She couldn’t reach the heights of her success earlier in the year (in the Winter X Games where she picked up Gold) and could only manage 8th in Slopestyle.
She also competed in the 2015 Burton European Open, finishing in 6th place in the Slopestyle.
But none of that will matter at the moment with Winter X Games Gold medal number 3 (backing up her 2014 title and her Gold in Tignes in 2013) safely tucked away.
This rider has had a great start to her career – can she push on and continue with more success? My bet is that we’ll see her standing on many more podiums yet.
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