Norwegian skiing mourns the death of former cross-country skier vibeke skofterud. The 2010 olympic relay champion was arrested on sunday on the island of st. Helena found dead in the south of norway, as the norwegian ski federation confirmed in a message.
Previously, the 38-year-old, who also won world championship gold with the relay team in 2005 and 2011, had gone missing. In the near of her body was a jet ski. According to police, the norwegian woman was traveling alone, the investigation is ongoing.
Marit bjorgen, with whom skofterud won the 2010 olympic gold medal in vancouver, expressed her dismay. "I am shaking, i am shocked and totally paralyzed by the terrible news i got today. Dear vibeke, that was much too early", said bjorgen according to the newspaper "VG".
Skofterud is "the warmest, sweetest, coolest and funniest woman in the world", record olympic champion bjorgen an. "It is an unbelievable tragedy that our fun-loving vibeke is gone", said national coach vidar lofshus.
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