Sarah Hoefflin Wiki: 5 Facts To Know About 2018 Olympics Gold Medalist Skier

Sarah Hoefflin is a skier who recently participated at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Read more about her net worth and other facts.

Who is Sarah Hoefflin?

Sarah Höfflin was born in 1991. She is a Swiss freestyle skier who won a gold medal in big air at Winter X Games XXII and also won the gold in slopestyle at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Sarah Hoefflin grew up just outside of Geneva in Switzerland, spending her weekends in freestyle skiing in the Swiss Alps which are very nearby. After getting into the freestyle skiing while at University, Hoefflin hasn’t looked back since then and has risen to become one of the forces to reckon with on the women’s slopestyle competition circuit. Hoefflin manages to add technical and stylish tricks to her arsenal each season making her a pleasure to watch. Hoefflin lived in the UK between the ages of 12 and 22, in Tewkesbury, before she attended the Cardiff University, where she graduated with a degree in neuroscience. She was a late starter as a freestyle skier, as she only took up the sport in her early 20s after having left the university and returning to Switzerland. Hoefflin loves rock climbing apart from freestyle skiing. The athlete has studied Neurological science. Her partner’s name is Will. Hoefflin can speak English and French languages. She made World Cup Debut – 2016 in Milan, Italy. She underwent knee surgery in 2016. Hoefflin began skiing at resorts in Switzerland. She states the reason, “As a child I lived just outside Geneva [in Switzerland] and so we often went skiing on weekends. I moved to the UK at age 12 and I was a holiday skier until I took up skiing competitively during the 2013/14 season. Since then I haven’t stopped skiing. I got into freestyle in my first year of university in 2010/11.” She regards the French freestyle skier Candide Thovex as her hero and believes in the philosophy, “Practise in the right way. Knowing how a trick works is the most important thing so you know how to build up to that trick, which all goes down to having the right basic skills.” She decided to take up freestyle skiing professionally after she failed to get into medical school. “It’s hard to think how different my life would be now if I had been accepted.”

Net worth of the skier

The net worth of Sarah Hoefflin is currently unavailable.

Recent stint at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games

The Olympics were never part of Sarah Hoefflin’s plan. Hoefflin had studied Neurological science and when she entered the University in Cardiff, her goal was to become a doctor, which was a decade ago. She did ski as then too but only to release herself from stress and pressure. She buried herself into books and managed to get her degree in Neuroscience. After graduation, she had planned to get into medical school but the only drawback came when she was not accepted. “It just didn’t work out for me,” Hoefllin said. But it did not matter as fate had decided something else for her. The 27-year-old from Switzerland got a victory in women’s slopestyle in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games a month back, edging teammate Mathilde Gremaud for the top spot by drilling her final run down the demanding course at Phoenix Snow Park. Hoefflin was already in position to reach the podium the last time she stepped into the gate. Rather than settle for something other than gold, Hoefflin went for it, icing her winning run with a double-cork 720-degree spin. She raised her arms after sticking the landing and her score of 91.20 was more than three points clear of the 88.00 Gremaud put up in her first run of the finals. Skiing was definitely a heady territory for a skier who didn’t get serious until her early 20s. Hoefflin remembers crashing hard the first time she ever tried to navigate a slopestyle course “because I didn’t know what I was doing.” She entered her first competition only later at the urging of classmates because the winner received a new set of skis and she, well, she’d never had new skis before. Hoefflin has literally sprinted toward the upper echelons of her sport, winning gold medal in the Big Air competition at the Winter X Games XXII last month. But yet she was not very confident as she felt that her training did not go very well. “I just wasn’t really landing anything,” she said. “It happens sometimes when you’re not really feeling yourself.” Hoefflin was born in Geneva before her family moved to Kingsbury, England. It is about two hours north of London. She was starting to get the feel for freestyle skiing when someone went ahead and asked if she wanted to compete for her birth country. It changed everything. “I went to some training camps with some Swiss team members and it just started from there,” she said. “They looked after me so well and they managed to turn me into the athlete I am today.”

Sarah Hoefflin is available on Instagram @sarahhoefflin. She uploads her random photos and photos from her competitions and events on her Instagram account.