Among the talented snowboarders, there is one man who had an unfortunate turn out for this year’s competition. Torstien Hormgo, a Norwegian snowboarder, was unable to compete in the men’s slopestyle competition.
While preparing for the Olympic competition, he landed heavily on his face and right shoulder breaking his collarbone. Hormgo was attempting to try a difficult trick on a rail at the top of the course.
Junior Natalie Feagin said, “It must have been so disappointing not being able to compete in the Olympics after years of hard work.”
Although Hormgo was incapable of showing his talent this year in the Olympics, he still has many grand achievements.
Torstien Horgmo grew up in Trondheim, Norway and began snowboarding when he was only twelve years old. Now Horgmo is sponsored by Oakley, Inc., GoPro and others.
Horgmo won a gold medal in Snowboard Big Air at the 2008 Winter X Games XII in Aspen, Colorado. He also won gold in the slopestyle final at the 2009 Winter Dew Tour, beating Shaun White, who won the Slopestyle Final in Breckenridge, Colorado.
In the summer of 2010, he was the first to land a triple cork (three off-axis flips and four full rotations before coming back in contact with the ground). He succeeded this trick off a 100 ft jump in Folgefonna, Norway.
Also in 2012, Hormgo released his own film titled “Horgasm¬ – A Love Story,” exposing his snowboarding career in chorological order over the past 2 years.
Even though Torstien Hormgo couldn’t show off his talent in the 2014 Winter Olympics, he has definitely made an impression with his snowboarding.
Junior Haleigh Berry said, “Torstein Hormgo will come back to the Olympics better than ever.”
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