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2020-01-18 Freestyle skiing at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics – Women's Freeski Slopestyle – Mascot Ceremony (Martin Rulsch) 22.jpg
Kelly Sildaru during the Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland in January 2020
Country  Estonia
Born 17 February 2002 (2002-02-17) (age 19)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
World Cup career
Seasons 2018–
Individual wins 3
Indiv. podiums 6
Indiv. starts 7
Overall titles 0
Discipline titles 0
2020-01-18 Freestyle skiing at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics – Women's Freeski Slopestyle – Final – 2nd run (Martin Rulsch) 152
Kelly Sildaru during the qualification for the girls' slopestyle at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics
2020-01-18 Freestyle skiing at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics – Women's Freeski Slopestyle – Qualification – 1st run (Martin Rulsch) 032
During the final at the very same place

Kelly Sildaru ( born 17 February 2002) is an Estonian freestyle skier.

Biography

Sildaru won a gold medal in the slopestyle event in the 2016 Winter X Games beating Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen. With this win, at age 13, Sildaru became the youngest gold medalist to date at a Winter X Games event, and the first person to win a Winter X Games medal for Estonia. She is also the youngest to win two X Games gold medals.

Sildaru has won the women's slopestyle on the 2015 and 2016 Dew Tour.

During the Big Air competition of the 2017 Winter X Games Norway, Sildaru became the first woman to ever land a Switch 1260° Mute and a 1440° during a competition.

Because of her young age, the first World Cup event she was allowed to participate in was on 27 August 2017 in Cardrona, New Zealand. She won the slopestyle competition.

Despite being the gold medal favorite for the women’s slopestyle event in 2018 Winter Olympics, she missed competing in the Games because of a knee injury.

However, in the 2020 Youth Olympic Games she won a gold medal for the Women's Freestyle Skiing.

World Cup results

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Season standings

 Season   Age  Overall Slopestyle Halfpipe Big air
2017–18 15 94 21 18
2018–19 16 29 10 4
2019–20 17 did not compete
2020–21 18 4 7 3
Standings through 11 January 2021

Race Podiums

  • 3 wins – (2 SS, 1 HP)
  • 6 podiums – (2 SS, 3 HP, 1 BA)
No. Season Date Location Discipline Place
1 2017–18 27 August 2017 New Zealand Cardrona, New Zealand Slopestyle 1st
2 1 September 2017 New Zealand Cardrona, New Zealand Halfpipe 2nd
3 2018–19 23 November 2018 Austria Stubai, Austria Slopestyle 1st
4 7 December 2018 United States Copper Mountain, USA Halfpipe 1st
5 9 March 2019 United States Mammoth, USA Halfpipe 2nd
6 2020–21 9 January 2021 Austria Kreischberg, Austria Big air 3rd

World Championships results

  • 1 medal – (1 gold)
 Year   Age   Slopestyle   Halfpipe   Big air 
2019 16 CNX Gold
2021 18 injured: did not compete

Junior World Championships

  • 7 medals – (6 gold, 1 silver)
 Year   Age   Slopestyle   Halfpipe   Big air 
2017 14 Gold Gold N/A
2018 15 Gold Gold Silver
2019 16 Gold Gold

Winter X Games results

  • 8 medals – (5 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   Slopestyle   Superpipe   Big air 
2016 13 Gold
2017 14 Gold Silver
2018 15 injured: did not compete
2019 16 Gold Silver Bronze
2020 17 Gold Gold 4
2021 18 injured: did not compete
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