Shaun White is an American snowboarder, musician, and skateboarder. Having won three Olympic gold medals, White holds the record for the most number of Olympic gold medals won by a snowboarder and most number of X-Games gold medals won. He also has 10 ESPY Awards under his belt. A multi-talented personality, White plays the guitar for the band, Bad Things.
Ester Ledecká is a Czech alpine skier and snowboarder. She is best known for winning gold medals at the 2018 and 2022 Olympics in parallel giant slalom. In the 2018 Olympics, Ledecká also won gold medal in the super-G event, becoming the first person to win two gold medals using two different types of equipment at the same Winter Olympics.
British snowboarder Jenny Jones, especially known for winning Great Britain's first Olympic medal on the snow, rather than on ice, learned to ski before switching to snowboarding. Eventually she started representing her country in various international competitions, winning medals, making history by finishing third at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, earning a bronze medal in the women's slopestyle event.
Apart from being a 2-time Olympic gold medalist, Austrian snowboarder Anna Gasser is also a former World Champion and a 2-time Winter X Games champion. While she initially wished to be a vet, her love for jumping and aerial acrobatics made her take up snowboarding as a profession.
Shaun Palmer is a professional skier, snowboarder, mountain biker, and motocross rider. Fondly called "Palm Daddy," he is considered to be one of the forefathers of extreme sports. He developed a love of snowboarding as a child and later took up mountain biking and skiing as well. He has received many awards during his snowboarding career.
Terje Håkonsen is a Norwegian snowboarder whose proficiency and flowing style on all types of terrain have characterized his snowboarding. Counted among the most influential snowboarders of all time, Håkonsen is credited with popularizing the sport by appearing in international snowboard productions and films. Terje Håkonsen has won multiple World Championships and European Championships.
Torstein Horgmo is a Norwegian snowboarder who has won three gold medals and three silver medals at the Winter X Games. Horgmo missed an opportunity to compete in the Winter Olympics in 2014 after breaking his collarbone while practicing in Sochi just before the start of the games.
Named an elite commando at age 24, Damien Thomlinson joined the Australian forces in Afghanistan and ended up losing his legs in an explosion orchestrated by the Taliban. Now a skilled para snowboarder and swimmer, he has also penned a best-selling memoir and been part of the movie Hacksaw Ridge.
Marcus Kleveland is a Norwegian snowboarder who specializes in the big air and slopestyle events. He is best known for winning gold and a bronze medal at the 2021 FIS Snowboarding World Championships. Marcus Kleveland has also won six gold and three silver medals at the Winter X Games.
Finnish snowboarder and stunt performer Hannu-Pekka Parviainen, better known as HP, soared to fame with his stunt group The Dudesons, which has been featured on major TV shows, such as The Dudesons in America, and The Dudesons Movie, too. He has also been part of the reality show Masked Singer Suomi.
A 4-time Olympian, Norwegian snowboarder Ståle Sandbech won a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Beginning his snowboarding journey at age 8, he gained attention by participating in contests as a teenager. He also has a World Championship gold and 2 Winter X Games silvers in his kitty.
With his 2020 Puerto Rico Open win, Andreas Wiig became the first Norwegian golfer with a PGA Tour victory. He was also the first from his country to win the European Tour. He had gained attention in the college golf scene during his Oklahoma State University days.