Kevin Rolland

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Kevin Rolland
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Personal information
NationalityFrench
Born (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 33)
Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France [1]
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
CountryFrance
Sport freestyle skiing
Event(s)Halfpipe
ClubC.S. La Plagne

Kevin Rolland (born 10 August 1989) is a French freestyle skier. He won the gold medal at the 2009 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in the halfpipe. [2] He lost his title in 2011 to the Canadian Mike Riddle but still finished on the podium at the second place.

Rolland has also won seven medals at the Winter X Games and two medals at the Winter X Games Europe, including back-to-back golds in the SuperPipe at both events. [3] [4] Rolland also became the overall Winter Dew Tour Superpipe Champion in 2011. [5]

During the development of the open world extreme sports video game Steep , several professional skiers including Kevin Rolland and extreme sports athletes and experts were consulted by the developing team. [6]

Although hospitalised by a fall in 2019 which left him with head trauma, multiple contusions to his liver, kidneys and lungs, and fractured his ribs and pelvis, Rolland made a comeback at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. [7]

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References

  1. "Kevin Rolland Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  2. "FIS-Ski - resultats". www.fis-ski.com. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  3. "Kevin Rolland Profile - Competition History - ESPN". Archived from the original on 27 April 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  4. "Kevin Rolland's Ski SuperPipe dreams". Espn.com. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  5. "Kevin Rolland takes the Superpipe and overall title on the Dew Tour". Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  6. Takahashi, Dean (13 June 2016). "Ubisoft's Steep is a daredevil sim for winter sports". VentureBeat . Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  7. Guenfoud, Ibtissem (22 Feb 2022). "French skier Kevin Rolland faced fear at Olympics 3 years after crash". ABC News . Retrieved 29 Apr 2022.
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