Kevin Rolland – Skier biography and profile

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Age:
24
Country:
France
Hometown:
La Plagne, FRA
Mountain:
Discipline:
Superpipe, halfpipe

Biography

The now Olympic Bronze medalist and French halfpipe star has enjoyed many successes over the past five years, first asserting his dominance in 2009 when he won the FIS World Halfpipe Championships. Among his other notable achievements are back-to-back-to-back-to-back superpipe gold medals at X Games Aspen and X Games Tignes in 2010 and 2011. After recovering from a torn ACL in 2012, he found his way to the podium last year in Park City for the US Grand Prix, where he took third, and again at X Games Tignes with another bronze medal finish. And in January of this year, Rolland continued his success at the Grand Prix in Park City, this time earning a big win. Going into the 2014 Winter Olympics, many believed that if Rolland could summon the same competitive spirit showcased in ’10 and ’11, and more recently in Utah, he’d be among the favorites to medal in Sochi, without a doubt. And, they were right, as the Frenchman took home third place in the first-ever men’s Olympic halfpipe final.

Sponsors

Nike
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Competition results

3rd, Winter Olympics halfpipe, Sochi, Russia, 2014
2nd, Winter X Games halfpipe, Aspen, 2014
3rd, US Grand Prix halfpipe, Breckenridge, 2014
2nd, US Grand Prix halfpipe, Copper, 2013
8th, Dew Tour, halfpipe, Breckenridge, 2013
3rd, Winter X Games halfpipe, Tignes, 2013
7th, FIS World Championships halfpipe, Voss, Norway, 2013
3rd, US Grand Prix halfpipe, Park City, 2013
4th, Winter X Games halfpipe, Aspen, 2013
1st, Winter X Games superpipe, Aspen, 2011
3rd, Winter X Games superpipe high air, Aspen, 2010
1st, Winter X Games superpipe, Aspen, 2010
1st, Winter Dew Tour superpipe, Breckenridge, 2011
2nd, FIS World Championships superpipe, Park City, 2011
1st, Winter Dew Tour superpipe, Ogden, 2011
1st, Winter Dew Tour superpipe, Killington, 2011
1st, AFP Overall year end rankings halfpipe, 2011
3rd, Winter Dew Tour superpipe, Breckenridge, 2010
2nd, AFP Overall year end standings superpipe, 2010

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