Athletes to watch at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games
Winter is here and the Winter Olympic Games are coming in less than a month. We are waiting anxiously to watch the world's best athletes do what they do best on their skis, boards, skates and sleds.
While we wait we have found a few athletes that you might want to keep an extra eye on during the Olympic Games.
Freestyle Skiing - Men's Halfpipe
Photo by Völkl
He won a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, and this time Kevin Rolland from France looks even stronger and better. We wouldn’t be surprised if he would end up at the top of the podium. He is also five times Gold Medalist at the X Games SuperPipe, and he goes by the name ‘The Flying Frenchman’.
We predict, that the podium-fight will be between Kevin Rolland and Gus Kenworthy from the USA.
Alpine - Mens Slalom and Giant Slalom
Photo by Rossignol
When Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen took a bronze medal in the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, he became, with only being 19 years old, the youngest male Olympic Medal winner in alpine skiing history. For this reason, we have very high expectations of Henrik Kristoffersen. His skis and boots are from Rossignol, with which he has a long-term collaboration.
“Rossignol has been my brand of skis and boots since I was nine years old. Over these many years, we have developed a very trusting and strong relationship. Rossignol is my biggest supporter and most important partner,” he writes on his website.
We believe, that Henrik will be on the podium in both Slalom and Giant Slalom this time.
Snowboard - Women Halfpipe
Photo by Burton
This is a discipline, where there will be a lot of action and fighting for the place at the top of the podium. We are convinced, that the gold medal will go to the USA since the halfpipe snowboarders from this country are just amazing. We think that Chloe Kim, Arielle Gold and Kelly Clark will be fighting for the gold medal, but our best guess on the winner is Chloe Kim since she is the youngest rider ever that stepped onto the podium at the X Games and took the overall TTR World Tour Title. But actually, any of the three can end up as the winner. Both Chloe Kim and Kelly Clark ride on Burton boards, just as Shaun White, who we think will win the men's halfpipe competition.