Leader of the increasingly impressive Swedish ski cross team, Victor Oehling Norberg made good on the promise of his 2012/13 season by taking top World Cup honours last season and the 2013/14 Audi ski cross crystal globe.
Jumping from 54th overall in 2011/12 to third overall in 2013/14, Oehling Norberg announced to all that there was a new force to be reckoned with at the top of the ski cross world. By coming out in 2013/14 and taking top-10 results in eight of 11 events and claiming four podiums - including back-to-back second and third place finishes in Val Thorens (FRA) in January 2014 and a win on home soil in Are (SWE) - he made a strong case for himself as the best in the world even before he was awarded the crystal globe.
However, in ski cross nothing is simple, and a mistake in the quarter finals of the last race of the season meant he was forced to watch as Andy Matt (AUT) had to do nothing except make it out of the quarter finals to take what seemed like a sure globe away from him. When Matt failed to do that, however, it was Oehling Norberg with the title and a new king for ski cross.
With his understated intensity, powerful technique, and versatility, it seems clear that Oehling Norberg is a skier designed for the Audi ski cross World Cup tour. And, at just 24 years of age, it seems clear also that he could be one of the top competitors on the tour for years to come.
With the Kreischberg 2015 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships looming and Oehling Norberg already with a 2014/15 podium under his belt from Nakiska (CAN), reigning World Champion Jean-Frederic Chapuis will be in tough to defend his title with the likes of Oehling Norberg lurking in the mix
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