New Zealand snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has won a bronze medal in the women's big air competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. So who is she?
- She is 16. Which means she was born in 2001.
- Sadowski-Synnott was born in Australia, and moved to New Zealand at 6-years-old.
- She learnt to ski as a pre-schooler and switched to snowboarding at the age of 9, joining in on her older sister's lesson.
- At the World Champs in March 2016, Sadowski-Synnott finished fourth in Big Air and claimed a silver medal in slopestyle. She went on to claim World Cup gold in slopestyle in Spindleruv Mlyn two weeks later.
- At 16 is the youngest woman to win gold in snowboard slopestyle.
- When she's not on snow, Zoi focuses on schoolwork and loves skating and spending time with friends.
Huge congratulations to Snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott for your bronze medal win!! You’ve done us so proud. #PyeongChang2018— Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern) February 22, 2018
#BRONZEMEDAL— NZ Olympic Team (@nzolympics) February 22, 2018
She’s done it! 16 year old Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has won New Zealand’s first Olympic Winter Games medal in 26 years!
This is what is means to #EarnTheFern #Earned#PyeongChang2018#olympics pic.twitter.com/IyJazC0xFa
One day a school kid from Wanaka, next thing an Olympic medalist and NZ sports legend. Welcome to the day of Zoi Sadowski-Synnott— Ferg Campbell (@OtagoLad) February 22, 2018