X GAMES NORWAY ATHLETES ANNOUNCED
As the winter season comes to a close and gives way to the summer season, X Games Norway will bring together the world’s best action sports athletes from both summer and winter disciplines. Today, an additional eight snowboarders, eight skiers and 13 skateboarders received their invited to X Games Norway 2018, taking place May 18 – 20. Ski and Snowboard Big Air will be contested in Baerum and Skateboard Street at Skur 13 in downtown Oslo.
This year, some of the world’s top skiers, snowboarders and skateboarders will compete in Norway. The medalists from X Games Norway 2017 received automatic invites. The additional athletes receiving invites this week include:
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One of the best skiers in the world, Braaten most recently won 2018 Winter Olympic Slopestyle gold on the heels of winning silver medals in both Big Air and Slopestyle at X Games Aspen. Last season, Braaten earned gold in Slopestyle at both X Games Aspen and Norway, took home his second AFP Slopestyle title and was nominated for an ESPY award for Best Male Action Sports Athlete.
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Winning a medal in five out of eight competition starts at X Games, Killi most recently won X Games Aspen Big Air silver to add to her overall medal count of five. Killi made her hometown crowd proud at both the inaugural X Games Oslo event, where she took Big Air silver, and last year’s X Games Norway event, where she earned Slopestyle gold.
Here’s a look at the full list of invited skiers so far…
Men's Ski Big Air
Henrik Harlaut (SWE)
Kai Mahler (SUI)
James Woods (GBR)
Oystein Braaten (NOR)
Fabian Bosch (SUI)
Christian Nummedal (NOR)
Women's Ski Big Air
Mathilde Gremaud (SUI)
Giulia Tanno (SUI)
Kelly Sildaru (EST)
Sarah Hoefflin (SUI)
Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen (NOR)
Johanne Killi (NOR)
Lisa Zimmermann (GER)
Tess Ledeux (FRA)
Øystein Braaten. Photo by Brett Wilhelm / ESPN Images
For more information on X Games Norway, visit xgames.com and xgamesnorway.no.