Right after X Games Oslo, we flew down do Switzerland to compete in the World Cup finals in Silvaplana. This is probably one of my favorite events, but unfortunately this week it wasn´t. The weather forecast wasn´t looking to good, so they had to move the qualifiers. Which ment we only had one practice day. Again, this was a challenging course, and I think we could all need a few more days on those features. But that´s how the game is, you can´t win over the weather.
I got food poisoned the day we where supposed to have qualifiers, but then fortunately they didn´t have time to run the girls so we went the next day instead. Even though I didn´t feel to good, I decided to compete and I ended up getting 6th. It´s always disappointing when you don´t do well, but my main goal was to win the World Cup over all, which I did. So the trip wasn´t to bad after all, even though I spent most of the time in my bed… To win the World Cup over all has been one of my biggest goals for many years now, and I can´t belive I finally stand here with the crystal globe in my hands.
After Silvaplana I was supposed to go to Laax and compete in the European Freeski Open and then end the season with all the girls at Nine Queens. Things doesn´t always turn out the way you want it, and this time I had to listen to my body and travel back home instead. I´ve been struggling with my calfs for a while now, and when the body says enough, it´s better to call it a day then risk getting more hurt. It´s been a long season with a lot of traveling and competing, so I must admit, it wasn´t to bad to finally unpack my bags and go home to see my friends and family either.
Now it´s finally Easter, which is my favorite time of the year. The weather forecast is looking pretty good and I can´t wait to have some relaxing days back home. What do you like to do when it´s Easter?
I told you guys I would try to keep you updated, but early in the week I figured I just had to leave my computer back home and move down to a hotel closer to the Big Air at Tøyen. I didn´t think it would be that busy, but I guess having a contest in your hometown is as busy as you can get it. We arrived in Oslo Monday night and had Tuesday off before we got to hit the jump for the first time on Wednesday. I´m glad we had a few more training days then in Boston, to get even more comfortable. The jump at Tøyen was way better then expected. The in run wasn´t as icy as in Boston, the jump was bigger and the landing was longer and softer.
Girls only had finals, and we were the first to drop on Saturday. I didn´t land my trick well in practice, which made me even more nervous for finals. I knew the other girls were skiing really well, and especially Johanne Killi, my team mate. She was the first girl to drop and did one of the best cork 900´s I´ve ever seen her do. She scored a 90.33 and to be honest I didn´t think anyone could beat her. My first run scored a 87.00 and I knew I could land it better. Second rund, I was the last to drop, and Johanne was still in the lead. The crowd was screaming, my hart was pounding and I knew this was my last shot to take home the gold. I don´t remember much from dropping in, but when I saw my score coming up on the board, I fell down on my back and started crying. It´s really hard to explain the felling i felt laying on the ground with Johanne jumping over me with the Norwegian flag. I saw my friends and family with tears in their eyes, and I couldn´t get a word out of my mouth. I was speechless!
I still can´t believe I won gold at Oslo X Games. Every since the day we knew X Games would be held in Oslo at the end of February 2016, this has been a big goal for me. Having my friends and family there made it even more special. And of course, the 20 000 other screaming people who was there. To be honest, I didn´t think that many people would come out to the event. So thank you so much to everyone who was there, cheering on me and the other athletes.
This day was definitely one of the best days of my life, and a day I will never forget. Thank you! And fingers crossed X Games will be back in Oslo next year..