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ARIELLE GOLD
2014 Olympic Events: Halfpipe
Height: 5-5
Weight: 141
DOB: 5/4/96
Birthplace: Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Current Residence: Steamboat Springs, Colo.
High School: Insight School of Colorado (online) '14
Coach(es): Mike Jankowski, Rick Bower
ROAD TO SOCHI
Last winter was a breakout season for Gold, who won the world championship and sealed her first invite to X Games Aspen, where she won the bronze medal. She continued along the same path, winning the European Open and taking bronze at X Games Tignes to close out her exceptional season. She is making her Olympic debut alongside her brother, Taylor Gold, who is also a halfpipe snowboarder.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2014 X Games Aspen, 4th
  • 2013-14 Copper Mountain U.S. Grand Prix/World Cup, silver
  • 2012-13 World Snowboard Tour rankings, 2nd
  • 2013 world champion
  • 2012-13 European Open champion
  • 2012-13 Park City U.S. Grand Prix/World Cup, silver
  • 2013 X Games Tignes, bronze
  • 2013 X Games Aspen, bronze
  • 2012 junior world champion
  • 2012 Youth Olympic Games, silver (halfpipe, slopestyle)
  • Three-time X Games participant (Aspen-2013-14, Tignes-2013)
PERSONAL
Daughter of Kenneth and Patricia Gold…Has a brother, Taylor, who is also making his Olympic snowboarding debut in Sochi…Father was a professional moguls skier…Hobbies include riding horses, mountain biking, cooking and listening to music.
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