Olympic gold medallist Vibeke Skofterud has died in a jet ski accident aged 38. The Norwegian cross-country skier’s body was discovered on Sunday morning, after crashing while riding in the darkness on Saturday night time. Investigator Torbjorn Trommestad claimed that Skofterud was travelling back to her vacation cabin close to Arendal when the accident occurred. Skofterud is best recognised for being a part of the 4×5-kilometre relay winning team that received Olympic gold at Vancouver 2010. After a glittering profession on the snow, she retired from competing on the prime degree in 2015. Learn Extra Skofterud competes through the FIS World Cup in 2011.
Skofterud was a preferred face on the Norwegian snowboarding scene. She was reported lacking at round 1am on Sunday morning by frightened mates, nonetheless it took till 11:30am to seek out her. “The precise time of when this occurred and circumstances is what we’re investigating on the present time, and we can have no additional info till tomorrow,” Bard Austad of Agder Police advised NRK. Skofterud was thought-about one among Norway’s prime skiers between 2001 and 2015. She earned two golds, one silver and a bronze medal in World Championship relays throughout a number of years, while additionally featuring at the 2002 and 2010 Olympics. Following her retirement, she was working as a commentator on the game for TV in her native Norway.