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Øystein Bråten

Skier

Hometown:

Torpo, Norway

Birthday:

07/21/1995

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Biography

Øystein Braten is head over heels in love – with skiing. The younger brother of former pro snowboarder, Gjermund, Øystein doesn’t like to go for long stretches of time without clicking into his skis, and that’s readily apparent in his passion for freeskiing. Says Gjermund, “I have never been able to get him to do anything else when he knows that he could be skiing instead. It’s really something.”

Perhaps that dedication to his craft should be credited for Øystein’s absolutely mammoth 2017-2018 ski season. That season included a ridiculous run of 8 straight podium finishes in the top international slopestyle and big air competitions. In the midst of it, Øystein captured two XGames silver medals (on consecutive days) and then, drumroll please, the most coveted medal in all of sports: Olympic gold.

Winning gold in the 2018 Games in PyeongChang is an incredible accomplishment. Doing it in this fashion? Wildly impressive. It might be said that at that point during this incredible run, Øystein evolved from the Prince of park skiing to its King.

For his part, the humble, good-natured, and highly professional Øystein doesn’t walk around like a King at all. His friendly style and excellent attitude seem to stand in contrast to his killer instinct on his skis. Time after time in competition, when he needs to raise the bar and earn a better score, he digs deep and does just that.

Øystein loves skiing, and skiing seems to love him back.

At that point during this incredible run, Øystein evolved from the Prince of park skiing to its King

Career Highlights

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