In 2011, Enni Rukajärvi wrote history when she became the first ever female snowboarder to win slopestyle Gold at FIS Snowboard World Championships.
Maybe her Finnish roots helped to triumph at those ice conditions in La Molina 2011, but in the end, it's the talent of the Kuusamo-born rider which helped the Vuokatti sports high school graduate taking the scene by storm after earning a first place at the Horsefather Pleasure Jam in 2009.
Ever since, she has constantly improved her riding, added new tricks to her list and kept impressing the judges with her unique style.
Over the past years, 'Ennu', who has suffered several injuries already, earned podium results at the X-Games as well as National Championships plus a World Cup win at Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech, March 2013.
Going into the 2014 winter, this rock and punk rock fan who takes the most inspiration from riding together with her male team mates aims to represent her country at Sochi 2014.
With some good chance to grab a medal as the lover of Mexican food calls concentration her biggest talent. And you will need lots of that at Olympic Winter Games.
By the way, Enni is also pretty active in filming, so check her out:
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