Ashley Caldwell facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAshley Caldwell
September 14, 1993 |
Ashburn, Virginia, United States
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Ski club||U.S. SKi and Snowboard Association|
|World Cup career|
|Updated on March 10, 2021.|
Ashley Caldwell (born September 14, 1993) is an American freestyle skier who has competed in aerials since 2008. Caldwell was named to the US team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in January 2010 after competing in the sport for only two seasons. The youngest in the event, she reached the finals of the Aerials. Caldwell won her first World Cup aerials event in the United States in Lake Placid, New York, in January 2011 becoming the youngest freestyle female to ever win.
Caldwell then suffered from back to back ACL tears, missing the 2012 and 2013 competitive seasons. Upon returning she claimed the silver medal at her first world cup event in China earning a spot to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She placed 10th place after a bad landing on her first finals jump. She competed again in Beijing in December 2014 winning gold, alongside her 19-year-old teammate Kiley McKinnon, who won silver. She became the first female skier to land a quadruple twisting triple back flip at the 2017 World Championship in Sierra Nevada, Spain. Caldwell won the event alongside teammate Jonathon Lillis.
In the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, as part of Team USA, she won a gold medal in the mixed team aerials with a combined final team score of 338.34.
Caldwell is the oldest of four children. She grew up in Northern Virginia, competing in gymnastics and other various sports as a child. She trained at Apex Gymnastics, in Leesburg, Virginia. Originally living in Ashburn, Virginia, and moving to western Loudoun County, Virginia, she went to Blue Ridge Middle School. Her family now resides in Houston, Texas, she lived in Hamilton, Virginia, and then in Park City, Utah, beginning around 2013.
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