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Monday, July 30, 2018

Olympic Champion Skofterud Dies In Jet-Ski Accident

Norwegian cross-country skier Vibeke Skofterud, an Olympic gold medallist and double world champion in relay, has died in a jet-ski accident at 38.

Skofterud was reported missing on Saturday. Her body was found on Sunday morning on a small island near the town of Arendal.

"All the indications are that it was a jet-ski accident," Sveinung Alsaker,  a police officer said in a press release.

Skofterud won gold in the 4 x 5km relay at the Vancouver Winter Games in 2010. She was also part of the team that won the same event at the 2005 and 2011 World Championships. She retired from skiing in January 2014.

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