Young Norwegian Norendal Takes Silver
Unlike their counterparts in the ski division, the women’s snowboard slopestyle contest saw the first sunny skies of the competition at 2011 European Winter X Games. This year’s results would prove different as defending champion and top Oakley snowboarder Jenny Jones entered the competition with an injury sustained in practice at the US Open last week. Jones would come in eighth place, but was cheered on wildly by her ever present British fan base at the bottom of the course.
The result of Jenny not being 100% produced a new champion at this year’s contest in the way of the 2011 Oakley Arctic Challenge Champion, Jamie Anderson. Additionally, the contest saw a new Oakley medalist in the young and very talented Silje Norendal grabbing silver.
There were five 720s thrown in Friday’s contest and the silver medalist Silje threw down the best of them all with a 720 frontside rodeo with amazing style. This up and coming Norwegian is showing signs of what is to come in women’s snowboarding and the future looks to be very bright!