Ragnhild Mowinckel Wiki: Everything To Know About 2018 Olympics Silver Medalist Ski Racer

Ragnhild Mowinckel is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer and a representative of the Club SK Rival. Read more to know all about her net worth.


Ragnhild Mowinckel – Career, sports and net worth

Ragnhild Mowinckel was born on September 12, 1992 and she is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer. She represents the Club SK Rival.

Nickname: Mo, Raggz, Rag-Mow (fisalpine.com, 17 Jul 2012) Hobbies: Reading, watching movies and television series. (NOC Media Guide, 2018) Occupation Athlete Languages spoken: English, Norwegian Club name: Sportsklubben Rival [Molde, NOR] Coach: Tim Gfeller [national] (skiforbundet.no, 21 Jun 2017; oa.no, 01 Feb 2017) Sporting/Famous relatives: Her older brother Fredrik won a silver medal in alpine skiing at the Norwegian national junior championships. (ragnhildmowinckel.com, 09 Mar 2013) Injuries: In March 2015 she suffered an ankle injury in Bansko, Bulgaria. (head.com, 01 Jun 2015) In February 2013 she competed with a minor thumb injury at a World Cup race in Schladming, Austria. (rbnett.no, 02 Mar 2013; nettavisen.no, 07 Feb 2013) Start: She first tried skiing at age one. (ragmow.com, 03 Jun 2016)
Reason: Her older siblings were already skiing when she was born, so the family taught her how to ski from a young age. (ragmow.com, 03 Jun 2016) Memorable Achievement: Competing at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (ragmow.com, 28 Feb 2014) Hero: Norwegian alpine skier Kjetil Andre Aamodt. (NOC Media Guide, 2018)
Influence: Her parents. (ragmow.com, 03 Jun 2016) Philosophy: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” (ragnhildmowinckel.com, 09 Mar 2013)

Does Mowinckel has a nickname or does everyone call her Ragnhild?

“Until recently, like a few years back, I didn’t have a nickname, but lately I’ve gotten quite a few nicknames. When I was just competing around in Scandinavia, everybody got my name right. The name Ragnhild is probably as Norwegian as it can get, so when I started to compete in a more international arena, many people struggled to say my name right. I can totally understand that, it’s a hard name to pronounce, but then came the nicknames such as: Mo, Rag-Mow or Raggz to name a few.” — Ragnhild Mowincke states

Ski racer Ragnhild Mowinckel : Career

Ragnhild Mowinckel is a World Cup alpine ski racer

The Norweign world cup ski racer Ragnhild Mowinckel was born in Molde, Møre og Romsdal. Ragnhild Mowinckel won the gold medal at the Junior World Championships in 2012 in the giant slalom and super combined as well as bronze in super-G. Earlier that season in January, Ragnhild Mowinckel made her World Cup debut in a slalom race at Zagreb. Ragnhild Mowinckel collected her first World Cup points with a 25th place in giant slalom in Schladming in March. At a World Cup event in St. Moritz in December 2012, Ragnhild Mowinckel improved to 16th place in the super combined and 19th in the super-G. In February the 2013 World Championships, she finished 17th in the super combined, 27th in the downhill and 21st in the giant slalom.

Is there a secret to this?

Norwegian superstars on the World Cup have often been multi-discipline ski racers – Ragnhild Mowinckel has been pretty talented in all events. She says. “I don’t know if there is any secret, I just like every discipline, and as long as I do, I will continue to race in it. I learn a lot from the speed disciplines, which I can take with me into the giant slalom and vice versa. Downhill and Super-G is so fun when I’m not scared of the speed, you’ve got to be so mentally strong and tough to do well in that I think. So I got a few things to work on to be even better there, but also by doing a lot of speed training I get more comfortable to handle high speeds in for example GS.”

World cup alpine ski racer

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Ragnhild Mowinckel had a long time to wait before starting 19th in Wednesday’s (21st february) women’s Olympic downhill race, but she was not letting a moment go to waste.

As Italy’s Sofia Goggia and American Lindsey Vonn set the early pace, and four other skiers crashed out, the Norwegian world cup alpine ski racer was learning from her rivals’ runs and plotting her line of attack down the 2,775 meter Jeongseon course.

How exciting was it for the ski racer ?

“It was so surreal, everything that happened in the end there. I didn’t understand what happened actually. The thing as I had no expectations before I went into it, neither would I think anybody had of me. Ok, I did a few good races before the Junior Worlds started, but to do that good, blew my mind. It felt like I was floating on pink clouds all the time, everything I did was more or less on autopilot, I tried to think and analyze as little as possible and just ski. But that feeling of winning and skiing that good is priceless. I really hope that it is not going to be the last one.” — according to Ragnhild Mowinckel

What is Alpine Skiing?

Alpine skiing, or downhill skiing, is the sport or recreation of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings. It is characterized by the requirement for mechanical assistance getting to the top of the hill, since the equipment does not allow efficient walking or hiking, unlike cross-country skis which use free-heel bindings. It is typically practiced at ski resorts which provide services such as ski lifts, artificial snow making and grooming, first aid, and restaurants. Back-country skiers use alpine skiing equipment to ski off the marked pistes, either by leaving ski area boundaries, using specialized bindings and other equipment which allow free or locked heels for efficient hiking or in some cases with the assistance of snowmobiles, helicopters or snowcats. Alpine skiing has been an event at the Winter Olympic Games since 1936; except for 1940, when no games were held.

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, launched in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends and experts which included French journalist Serge Lang and the alpine ski team directors from France (Honore Bonnet) and the USA (Bob Beattie). It was soon backed by International Ski Federation president Marc Hodler during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966 at Portillo, Chile, and became an official FIS event in the spring of 1967 after the FIS Congress at Beirut, Lebanon. The first World Cup ski race was held in Berchtesgaden, West Germany, on January 5, 1967. Jean-Claude Killy of France and Nancy Greene of Canada were the overall world cup alpine ski racer for the first two seasons.

Alpine Young Guns

When up and coming Norwegian skier Ragnhild Mowinckel is not training or competing in the alpine racing world, she’s most likely enmeshed in another fantastic world – one inhabited by supernatural creatures such as vampires, witches, werewolves and fairies. If you haven’t seen Mowinckel in person – take it from me – there is an uncanny resemblance to Walt Disney’s version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan fairy character Tinker Bell – put a picture of Tink with a ski helmet on in your head and you’re there! Even Mowinckel’s name has a fairy-like sound to it – say it, repeat it – Ragnhild Mowinckel, Ragnhild Mowinckel, Ragnhild Mowinckel – almost sounds like a magical spell or incantation no? When grilled on the subject of fairies and magic, Mowinckel admits she does have the ability to fly – but only on skis, adding that her success on the slopes is the result of hard work and good coaching – NOT magic or fairy dust! “No, unfortunately no magic or fairy dust is involved. It’s only hard work, patience and incredibly good support. Not just from having good trainers, but the support from my family and friends means everything to me,” says Mowinckel. A big fan of the Harry Potter and Twilight book and movie franchises, Mowinckel is also a huge fan of Charlaine Harris’ The Southern Vampire Mysteries (aka The Sookie Stackhouse Novels) and True Blood, the HBO television series that brings Harris’ books to life. “I really like vampires and all the other supernatural stuff! I really like to escape from my skiing life to a fantasy world that is nothing like what I live! I’m a big fan of Charlaine Harris, I’ve read all of her books, and watched all of HBO’s True Blood. I don’t really know what fascinates me about vampires and supernatural creatures; I just know that I love it. It may be that it is soooo far from our world and out reality, that the idea of it is just really intriguing. I probably sound like a fairy tale geek, but I have other interests as well!” Mowinckel says with a smile. Mowinckel, at 19, may be a mere mortal, but her career, at least so far, has been like a fairy tale. With three medals at the 2012 FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Roccaraso, Italy – a gold in GS, a gold in combined and a bronze in super-G and podium finishes in every event at Norway’s National Championships (2 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes), Mowinckel’s has shown incredible flashes of alpine magic while on the race piste.

After Worlds Mowinckel cleaned up at Norwegian Nationals with medals in every event

Mowinckel adds, “Yes, of course, it was exciting! Winning or doing well is always fun. I’ve never done as good in a national as I did last season, but I think most of it just stuck with me since the Junior Worlds. I think I kind of loosened up before the Junior Worlds, it felt like I was surfing. From there on and till the end, I was surfing that same amazing wave.”

SK Rival and Ski racer Ragnhild Mowinckel

SK Rival was one of 491 clubs from Norway that had teams playing during Norway Cup 2017. They participated with four teams in D – Boys 9-aside, 13 years, M – Boys 7-aside, 13 years, T-Girls 9-aside, 13 years and U – Girls 7-aside, 15/16 years respectively. The team in D – Boys 9-aside, 13 years made it to the 1/4 Final in Playoff A but lost it against Nordstrand IF Hvit by 1-3. In addition to this, SK Rival have participated in Norway Cup before. During Norway Cup 2016, SK Rival had one team playing in V – Jenter 7-er, 14 år. The team in V – Jenter 7-er, 14 år made it to the 1/32 Final in Playoff B but lost it against Sauland IL by 0-1. SK Rival comes from Molde which lies approximately 370 km from Oslo, where Norway Cup takes place. The area around Molde does also provide 17 additional clubs participating during Norway Cup 2017 Currently, World Cup alpine ski racer Ragnhild Mowinckel represents SK Rival.

Medal record : Ragnhild Mowinckel

Women’s alpine skiing – Representing Norway

In Olympic Games, Ragnhild Mowinckel won 2 silver medals
Silver medal – second place in 2018 Pyeongchang with standings as Downhill
Silver medal – second place in 2018 Pyeongchang with standings as Giant slalom

In Junior World Championships, Ragnhild Mowinckel won 3 Gold medals, 1 silver medal, and a bronze medal. Gold medal – first place in 2012 Roccaraso with standings as Giant slalom
Gold medal – first place in 2012 Roccaraso with standings as Combined
Gold medal – first place in 2013 Quebec with standings as Combined
Silver medal – second place in 2013 Quebec with standings as Giant Slalom
Bronze medal – third place in 2012 Roccaraso with standings as Super-G

Instagram photos of Ragnhild Mowinckel

Ragnhild Mowinckel has a wonderful collection of Instagram Photo gallery

Ragnhild Mowinckel is a big fan of Charlaine Harris’ The Southern Vampire Mysteries book series and the HBO television series True Blood – how did she get hooked on these stories? To this she states, “I got hooked on the series after I watched the first season of True Blood when that came out. From there on, it just escalated. I read book after book when I wasn’t skiing and sat like a kid before Christmas Eve waiting for the next book or the next season of True Blood to come out.”

Instagram Photo gallery

The best Instagram photo adored by many

Amazing shots captured and put up together in her Instagram photo gallery!

This photo was captured under the heading “Dreams come true”. The most lovable Instagram photo by her fans!

2018 Olympic Winter Games

USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin beats Ragnhild Mowinckel by 0.39 seconds to win giant slalom gold in 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Pyeongchang: American Mikaela Shiffrin got off to a dream start in her quest to win multiple golds at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic winter games by storming to victory in the giant slalom on 22nd February. The 22-year-old, who won slalom gold in Sochi four years ago, produced an explosive second run to beat Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel to the title by 0.39 seconds as Italian Federica Brignone took bronze in 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Shiffrin sank to her knees and sobbed tears of joy before hugging her coaches as Italy’s Manuela Moelgg, running last of the title contenders, failed to reproduce the form that saw her pip the favourite in the morning.

Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after winning gold in the women’s giant slalom 2018 Olympic Winter Games

It was a clutch win for Shiffrin after all the hype in the build-up to the Games surrounding her assault on at least four of the women’s alpine skiing’s disciplines. It was also a long time coming after poor weather caused havoc with the schedule earlier this week. Shiffrin quickly clawed back the two-tenths of a second Moelgg gained on her after the first run with an aggressive ski and powered over the line in 1min 9.20sec for a combined time of 2:20.02.

Mowinckel, fourth after the morning run, came through to take silver as Brignone kept her first-run position to claim bronze.

Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel celebrates winning the silver medal during the flower ceremony for the women’s downhill at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Ragnhild Mowinckel net worth – skier

Net Worth till present

Unknown as of 2016

She won a Silver medal. How Much Money Will She Earn? What is her net worth?

Net Worth

“The United States Olympic Committee’s ‘Operation Gold’ ensures that any American athlete who wins a medal at this year’s games will take home a bonus. Gold medals are worth $37,500, silver medals are worth $22,500 and bronze medals are worth $15,000. The Net worth of Ragnhild Mowinckel is still unknown by the sources (Sports net worth)

How do she keep herself grounded after so much success?

Ragnhild Mowinckel says, ” I know that at the end of the day, I am the same girl that I was when waking up. So no matter what happens, that’s the girl I want to go to sleep as again. And I know that this is just a small step on a tough road to even more success. I know that the higher the climb, the longer the fall. Of course I was super stoked and flying high on my pink cloud after doing so well, but all I got from it was more motivation and the will to do even better. I don’t get cocky after doing so well, I think I look more like an over shaken soda bottle, trembling with so much energy. I just walk around smiling all the time.”