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Meet Norwegian Olympic Snowboarder Silje Norendal

A picture of the Olympic Rings in South Korea.

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Meet one of the snowboarding stars of this year's Winter Olympics.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway in South Korea. Thousands of athletes from across the globe have arrived in Pyeongchang to compete for medals.

One of the athletes competing for medals is Silje Norendal. The 24-year-old snowboarder is representing Norway.

Norendal is one of the top snowboarders in the world. She's a 3-time X Games slopestyle gold medalist.

Snowboarding isn't the only sport she's elite at, either. From NBC Sports:

"Had she not become a professional snowboarder, perhaps Norendal could have ended up at the summer Olympics as a handball player. She used to be an avid player of the sport when she was younger."

The Norwegian competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and was one of the medal favorites. However, she dealt with an illness upon arrival and ended up placing 11th in slopstyle.

This year, she's back. She's set to compete in both slopestyle and big air.

Norendal is set to begin competing soon. Slopstyle qualifying was supposed to take place today, but it was pushed back due to weather.

The final will be taking place on Monday. All 27 competitors have been pushed into it.

The big air competition is set to begin next week. Norendal will be competing in that event, too, which starts on Monday, Feb. 19.