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Skiing Athlete

Brita Sigourney

United States United States


Action sports pioneer. All-American athlete. Olympic medalist. Brita Sigourney leads a storied life and has opened many doors for women in winter sports. Known for blasting halfpipe airs higher than most of her peers, she made history as the first woman to land a 1080 in halfpipe competition in 2012. One of the select few skiers who can throw back-to-back right and left 900s, Brita is the full package. Born and raised on the California coast in Carmel, she developed a passion for skiing at age two and joined a ski team at eight. By the age of 14, she was already competing in all five freestyle disciplines (moguls, aerials, big air, slopestyle and halfpipe). Although groomed for an elite water polo career, Brita heeded the call of the mountain and relocated to Park City to focus on freeski halfpipe. The rest is history: Since 2010, she’s been stacking podiums and owns Olympic bronze (PyeongChang 2018) and four X Games medals. On the flipside, Brita has racked up the kinds of injuries other riders would hang up their skis over and underwent her eight surgery (right tibia) in 2019. That same year, she bounced back again to claim halfpipe bronze in the 2019 FIS World Championship and is not ready to call it quits any time soon.



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