Vibeke Skofterud: Olympic gold skier dies in Norway jet-ski accident
Olympic star Vibeke Skofterud has died in a jet-ski accident.
The body of 38-year-old skier Ms Skofterud was found on Sunday. She was a gold medal winner at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010.
Norwegian authorities said she hit an island on Saturday night while on her way back to a holiday cabin near the southern city of Arendal.
Vidar L Ã¸fshus, from the Norwegian Ski Federation, said: âIt's an unthinkable tragedy that our life-loving Vibeke is gone. Our thoughts go to Vibeke's family and her closest.â
Erik RÃ¸ste added: âShe was a very good skier with both Olympic and World Cup golds. In addition, Vibeke was a very good contributor to the environment and an important ambassador for skiing.
âShe will be deeply missed. Our deepest compassion goes to her family and the closest.â
Ms Skofterud was on the Norway team that won gold in the 4x5-km relay at Vancouver. She retired from top-level competition in 2015.
Additional reporting by Associated PressSource: Google News Norway | Netizen 24 Norway