Brita Sigourney Wiki: 5 Facts To Know About 2018 Olympics Bronze Medalist Skier

Brita Sigourney is a skier who recently participated at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Read about her overall net worth and other facts you need to know.

By Amanda Palmer
Brita Sigourney Wiki: 5 Facts To Know About 2018 Olympics Bronze Medalist Skier

Who is Brita Sigourney?

Brita Sigourney is an American freestyle skier who was born in 1990. She hails from Carmel, California where she studied at Santa Catalina School in Monterey, Ca and later attended the UC Davis where she played water polo. Sigourney won a silver medal in the Super Pipe freestyle skiing event at Winter X Games XV in 2011, and she later won a bronze in 2012. She competed in 2014 Winter Olympics where she came in sixth. She won a bronze medal in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and up until her third run, the judges expressed approval of her speed and technique but that she needed improvement with her creativity. Her parents are Thad and Julie and they are her biggest fans. Before she chose half ipe skiing as a career, she tried her hands in most of the sports and considered freestyle skiing before settling on the half pipe. She is also an accomplished swimmer, water polo player and a diver and she even received a collegiate scholarship to play water polo at UC Davis but later quit the team due to its time requirement. She skied everything, in the moguls, aerials, half pipe, slope style etc. She also calls former moguls Olympian Shannon Barhke as one of her biggest role models and also credits her coach, the late Clay Beck, with teaching her flairs of the sport. Her breakthrough came when she went to New Zealand in 2010 for the junior world championships. She won a gold medal in free ski half pipe and since then she's pursued a career in half pipe. The next two years saw Sigourney win X Games medals and back-to-back Crystal Globes. But then unfortunately she was struck with some major injuries. In two consecutive seasons, she was stuck with injuries that ended her run at the Olympics. She finally returned back in form for the 2013/14 Olympic qualifying season where she performed well in the final and took sixth place in the inaugural free ski half pipe Olympic competition in Sochi. Sigourney loves to travel, spending time on the beach and with her family. The athlete has studied at the University of California, Davis, United States of America. She comes from a family of teachers as both of her parents and her brother are teachers. She nearly finished with a degree in graphic design, later attending classes at Westminster College in Salt Lake City while she focuses on her skiing career. She can speak English language and is trained under coach Mike Jankowski who is on the national level. She played water polo for the University of California, Davis in the United States of America. She made her World Cup Debut - 2009. In February 2013, she had surgery after breaking her collarbone at an event in Sochi, Russian Federation. She tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her knee at the 2012 European Winter X Games in Tignes, France. She returned to competition in December 2012, but injured the same knee again in 2013. In 2011 she broke her pelvis after crashing during the second run of a competition at Salt Lake City, Utah. Four weeks later she broke her collarbone in training. She tore a ligament in her thumb in 2009 and broke her kneecap in 2007. She first tried skiing at age three as her parents put her on skis at an early age. They were also supportive of her as she became more passionate about the sport growing up. This would involve a five-hour drive from the family home in Carmel, CA, to the slopes in Lake Tahoe. She regards the Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died in 2012 as her hero. Her biggest influence are her parents. She believes in the philosophy, "It's okay to scare yourself and falling is a part of the learning experience. If you really want to get to the top, there's no reason that you can't." She was the first female skier to land a 1080 in a competition half pipe run. She achieved the feat at the 2012 Winter X Games in Aspen, CO, United States of America.

Net worth of the skier

The net worth of the skier is currently unavailable.

Recent stint at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

The United States added another bronze medal to their crown this year in South Korea thanks to Brita Sigourney's efforts. The 28-year-old California native achieved third place with a 91.60 on her final run. Unfortunately, she crashed with fellow USA teammate Annalisa Drew and knocked her off the podium in the process, but the two did share a sweet hug at the bottom of the hill following that final run. Brita Sigourney won a brozne medal in the ski half pipe event at Phoenix Snow Park. The two-time Olympian scored 91.60 points in her third and final run to win the medal.

Sigourney is active on her Facebook page @britasig. She uploads a lot of her recent photos and photos from her competitions on her Facebook page.