Marie Martinod – Skier biography and profile

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Age:
30
Country:
France
Hometown:
Aime, France
Mountain:
Discipline:
Halfpipe

Biography

Marie Martinod made history in Sochi, Russia, taking home the first ever silver medal in women’s Olympic halfpipe skiing. Given the tremendous rate at which halfpipe skiing is growing, it’s rare that a top contender in 2003 should also be a threat in 2013—but Marie Martinod has accomplished just that. Between 2003-2005, she won two US Open titles, the FIS World Cup, the World Ski Invitational and European Open—all in halfpipe. In 2006 she earned herself a bronze medal at the X Games, among other accolades, but hung up her boots and disappeared from the scene to start a family and pursue other interests. Once freeskiing’s Olympic berth came about, and with a bit of inspiration drawn in the name of the late Sarah Burke, Martinod returned to competition and came back with a vengeance, taking gold at X Games Tignes in 2013 with her daughter Melirose looking on. This season, she earned podiums at the Grand Prix in Park City, and X Games Aspen, too. Following a reemergence like that, Martinod is certainly one to keep an eye on.

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Competition results

2nd, Winter Olympics halfpipe, Sochi, Russia, 2014
3rd, Winter X Games halfpipe, Aspen, 2014
2nd, US Grand Prix (1) halfpipe, Park City, 2014
8th, US Grand Prix halfpipe, Breckenridge, 2014
3rd, US Grand Prix halfpipe, Copper, 2013
11th, Dew Tour halfpipe, Breckenridge, 2013
5th, TNF Park and Pipe Open Series halfpipe, Copper, 2013
1st, Winter X Games halfpipe, Tignes, 2013
5th, FIS World Championships halfpipe, Voss, Norway, 2013
2nd, SFR Tour halfpipe, Tignes, 2013
4th, Olympic Test Event halfpipe, Sochi, Russia, 2013

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