Hometown: Trodenheim, Norway
Olympic Outlook: Kjersti has been to the Olympics twice for pipe already and won bronze at the Turin Games in 2006. That gives her a huge advantage in knowing how to deal with the pressure while the world watches her drop in for her slope runs. That experience mixed with a technical rail game plus fives and sevens on the jumps puts her within medal range.
Potential Downfall: One 720 in a run just isn’t enough anymore. Kjersti needs to bring at least two sevens if she wants gold.