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Nikki Stone

Full name: Nicole "Nikki" Stone
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: February 4, 1971 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Freestyle Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Nikki Stone was the first American to win a gold medal in aeriels at the Winter Olympics, achieving this in 1998. This came only 18 months after a fall which bruised her spinal cord, leading doctors to believe she might never ski again. During her career she won 35 World Cup medals and 11 World Cup races, and was World Champion in aeriels in 1995, with a World bronze in 1999. In the year-end World Cup standings, she led the aeriels in 1995 and 1998, and was overall champion in 1998. Stone was a four-time US Champion in aeriels in 1993-95, and 1998. Stone graduated from Union College and earned a master’s in sports psychology from the University of Utah. She works as a motivational speaker and a visiting professor at the University of Utah.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing Women's Aerials United States USA 13
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Freestyle Skiing Women's Aerials United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Aerials

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS AFP LP DOD JC J1(AF)S J2(AF)S J3(AF)S J4(AF)S J5(AF)S J6(L)S J7(L)S
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round 13 143.86
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 1 1 79.60 19.5 7.95 2.900 bLF 6.5 6.3 6.6 6.8 6.4 2.7 2.6
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 2 19 64.26 16.8 3.60 3.150 bFF 5.5 5.8 5.9 5.5 5.4 1.2 1.2
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round 1 193.00
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round Jump 1 1 98.15 19.1 8.55 3.55 bFdF 6.0 5.9 6.5 6.6 6.6 2.9 2.8
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Final Round Jump 2 2 94.85 19.3 7.80 3.50 bLTF 6.5 6.4 6.6 6.4 6.4 2.5 2.7
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round 4 Q 174.00
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 1 12 78.10 17.2 4.80 3.55 bFdF 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.8 6.0 1.5 1.7
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Freestyle Skiing United States Qualifying Round Jump 2 1 95.90 19.3 8.10 3.50 bLTF 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.4 6.7 2.7 2.7