Meet Nina Haver-Løseth — Norwegian Alpine Skier

Only 2 more nights left of winter Olympic action from PyeongChang and it looks like they saved some of the best events for last. You may be getting Olympic fatigue like the rest of us, but it’s time to sack up and cheer on this country for two more nights. Tonight and tomorrow night is jam packed with gold medal finals in all of the sports we care about.

Tonight you’ll be getting some snowboard big air (look for Red Gerard making his return), men’s speed skating which is always electric, and also the gold medal final for team alpine skiing. The Olympic die-hards may know this, but this is actually the first time we’ve had an alpine team event. Basically, it’s two men and two women from each country taking on other countries in head-to-head slalom races. Sign me up.

That’s where Norwegian skier Nina Haver-Løseth comes into play.She’ll be taking part in the inaugural event tonight after already competing in the women’s giant slalom and failing to medal.

Nina’s Bio:

She began skiing at age three.

Her parents introduced her to sport, and she grew up skiing with her sisters.

Her sisters Lene and Mona have represented Norway in alpine skiing. Lene competed at the world championships in 2007 and 2009, while Mona was ranked 16th in slalom at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Some More Fun Facts:

  • 28 years old
  • Her heroes are Serena and Venus Williams
  • She competed in Sochi and failed to medal