Ski world champion Vibeke Skofterud dies in horror jet ski crash as cops launch investigation

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POLICE are investigating the mysterious dying of Olympic snowboarding gold medallist Vibeke Skofterud after a jet ski accident.

The 38-year-old’s physique was discovered washed up on a small island off the coast of Arendal, south Norway.

Vibeke Skofterud won a variety of medals throughout her near-15 year career before her untimely death
Vibeke Skofterud received a wide range of medals all through her near-15 12 months profession earlier than her premature dying
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She had beforehand attended a live performance together with her companion Marit Stenshorne, however did not return to the vacation cabin the place they have been staying.

Stenshorne reported her lacking, and her physique was later discovered. She was believed to have been driving alone.

Bard Austad, operations chief for the Agder Police District informed Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) “We’re inspecting the water scooter, the world and the deceased.

“We’re additionally questioning any witnesses.

Vibeke Skofterud retired from skiing in 2015, which included winning two Olympic gold medals
Vibeke Skofterud retired from snowboarding in 2015, which included successful two Olympic gold medals
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The 38-year-old's death is being investigated by police in Norway after she went for some late-night jet-skiing
The 38-year-old’s dying is being investigated by police in Norway after she went for some late-night jet-skiing
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“I think this will take a long time because of the scope of the investigation, at least several weeks,”

“But the main picture is that this was an accident that didn’t involve anyone other than Skofterud.”

The investigation is what elements are believed to have led to Skofterud crashing the jet ski, which is believed to have hit land.

There had been thunder, lightning and heavy rain on the night time in query, and they’re but to find out the pace she was travelling at.

Skofterud retired from snowboarding in 2015 after an illustrious profession.

She ranked as one among Norway’s prime cross-country skiers and was a member of the ladies’s nationwide ski workforce from 2001 to 2014.

From left to right, Kristin Stoermer Steira, Vibeke Skofterud, Marit Bjoergen and Therese Johaug of Norway celebrate after winning the gold medal in the Ladies Cross Country 4x5km Relay race during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
From left to proper, Kristin Stoermer Steira, Vibeke Skofterud, Marit Bjoergen and Therese Johaug of Norway have fun after successful the gold medal within the Ladies Cross Country 4x5km Relay race in the course of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
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The 38-year-old's body was found washed up on a small island off the coast of Arendal, south Norway.
The 38-year-old’s physique was discovered washed up on a small island off the coast of Arendal, south Norway
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At the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, she helped the Norway relay workforce to gold within the 4x5km race.

She additionally bagged gold medals at 2005 and 2011 World Championships in Oberstdorf and Oslo respectively.

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