Vibeke Skofterud was a cross-country skier. Vibeke Skofterud won gold in the 4 × 5 km relay at Vancouver in 2010.
Table of Biography
Vibeke Skofterud was born on April 20, 1980. She was born in Askim, Norway. Her father’s name is Karsten Skofterud, and her mother’s name is Kristin Westbye. Likewise, she has a sibling named Tormod Skofterud. The zodiac sign of Vibeke Skofterud is Taurus.
She is Norwegian with her nationality. Skofterud follows the Christian religion. Moreover, she started to ski at age one, before she could walk. Later on, at the age of two, she took part in her first competition.
She was a single woman. Thus, she has not dated anyone. There are no updates about her past relationship and any previous engagement. She focused on her career rather than her relationships in her life.
Vibeke Skofterud died in a tragic jet-skiing accident on July 29, 2018, in Arendal. She was just 38 years old at the time.
In 1999 Vibeke participated in the FIS Junior World Ski Championships coming to an unremarkable, but in the Ladies, 15km event respectable, 37th out of a field of 74. Vibeke came 8th in a field of 66 in the Ladies 1.5km individual sprint following January at the same competition. Later on, in March made her debut in the World Cup.
Vibeke made the step up from the FIS Junior to the FIS World Ski Championships in February 2001. In her first year, in the 1km sprints, she managed a respectable 16th out of 58, and in the 10km Pursuit 36th out of 48.
Vibeke finally achieved her first taste of success in December 2001, at the age of 21, that would come to mark her career, winning a bronze medal in the 5km race and in the 1.5km sprint silver at the world cup in Cogne, Italy.
Moreover, in 2002, for the first time, Vibeke was a member of the Norwegian Olympic Team. By coming 8th in the 30km mass start she attained her best individual Olympic result. Later on, Vibeke gained her first medal in the World Championships along with Anita Moen a silver medal in the 4x5km relay.
Two years later, in Oberstdorf, Germany, at the 2005 World Championships the Norwegian relay team, took the gold medal in the 4x5km relay with Kristin Steira replacing Anita Moen. Later on, in Sapporo, Japan, when the relay team of Bjoergen, Skofterud, Steria, and Astrid Jacobsen took bronze Vibele completed her set of medals.
Moreover, In 2009/10 Vibeke was dropped from the national team. The relay team of Skofterud, Bjørgen, Steria, and newcomer Therese Johaug took the ultimate prize of the gold medal in the 4x5km event at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.
The team took gold in the World Championships in Oslo and Vibeke In 2011. Before Vibeke finally hung up her competition skis in 2015 a few more first places in World Cup competitions would come.
The net worth of Vibeke Skofterudis was $2 million when she died. Likewise, she has earned a decent amount of money in her profession as a cross-country skier. Additionally, she lives a Luxury and lavish life with her family.
There is no more information about her brand endorsements in her carer as a cross-country skier.
Vibeke Skofterud’s height and weight are not disclosed yet. Thus, she has got blond hair and beautiful blue eyes. Likewise, her whole body measurements are not disclosed and her shoe size and dress sizes are also not updated.
Vibeke Skofterud has got 48.5k followers on his Instagram. She has got 15.7k on Twitter similarly, she is not active on Facebook.