Sarah Hoefflin’s Life and the Main Career Achievements
Sarah Hoefflin is a very interesting personality. Her path from a ski amateur to a winner of the most prestigious competitions was rather short. In order to show her talent and skills, the athlete needed just a couple of years of hard training.
Sarah Hoefflin was born on January 8, 1991, in Geneva, Switzerland. At the age of 12, she moved to the United Kingdom, where she lived for 10 years and graduated from Cardiff University with the degree in neuroscience. She got engaged into freestyle skiing in her early 20s after she returned to her homeland. Now, let’s see what the main achievements of the Swiss skier are.
Sarah Hoefflin debuted at the World Cup in 2016. At the Big Air event in Milan, she was positioned 7th.
On January 27, 2017, the athlete won her first World Cup slopestyle event. After being a silver medalist in slopestyle and a bronze medalist in Big Air in Quebec City, Sarah won the overall World Cup title in slopestyle that season. In 2017/18 season, Hoefflin was a silver medalist in Big Air in Moenchengladbach.
In 2017, she took part in her first World Championships and was positioned 4th. At 2018 Winter X Games, she won a gold medal in Big Air. Also, Hoefflin took part in 2016 Australian New Zealand Cup and won 2 bronze medals in slopestyle there. At 2017 Europa Cup, she earned two gold medals in Big Air and slopestyle.
2018 Winter Olympics
2018 Winter Olympics were the first ones in the athlete’s career. However, she managed to claim a gold medal in slopestyle with the best result of 91.20 points.
The athlete admitted that her victory was rather unexpected and was happy not only for her own victory, but also about the fact that her teammate, Mathilde Gremaud, became a silver medalist and stood next to her on the podium: “I wasn't really expecting too much. But I think the best thing about today is I managed to step on the podium with my teammate. That was a dream”.
It’s unbelievable how a girl, who started to practice freestyle skiing just a few years ago, has already managed to win the overall World Cup title and the Olympic gold medal. Sarah Hoefflin is a very good example that it’s not necessary to practice sports since early childhood in order to achieve astonishing results.