British snowboarder Katie Ormerod missed on 2018 Winter Olympics due to a broken heel after she had missed out on the 2014 Sochi Olympics after a close qualification loss. Katie will give it another try at the Beijing Olympics and she said her confidence is all-time high and she is raring to showcase what she has got. The snowboarder is the first woman to land a double-cork 1080, which involves doing three rotations and two inverted flips.
I've come back way stronger. I've had the most successful season of my career so far in between then and now, so I'm really in the best shape I've ever been in. I'm feeling nothing but positivity. I now feel like this is my time. I've done everything right, I'm snowboarding the best I've ever been snowboarding so all I can do is go there, have fun, do my best. I've put in all the hard work already so hopefully this will be my year. I learnt quite a lot about myself from that injury. It was definitely not an easy injury to overcome, and I now know anything that life throws at me I can overcome it. I'm really appreciative of every single moment I have on my snowboard now because I'm really fortunate that I love what I do, I love snowboarding, I love competing, and because of how bad the injury was and how long the rehab was, it just makes me make the most of every day on my snowboard. I feel really grateful that I have another opportunity to compete in the Olympics.
Katie Ormerod, British skateboarder