Daniel Franck

Snowboarder, Olympic athlete

1976 –


Who is Daniel Franck?

Daniel Franck is a Norwegian professional snowboarder. He started riding in 1991, professionally since 1993. After winning the National and Nordic championships he aimed higher and started riding world cup competitions in 1993. Daniel won his first international championship Gold at the European championships in 1995, and earned 2nd. place at the World Cup Ranking the 1995-96 season. He won the silver medal in the men's halfpipe in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. He also participated in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. There he finished 9th. place, after riding with a brain concussion from a crash in his last practice run. Daniel Franck was the first snowboarding athlete to win gold at the ESPN X-Games in Snow Summit - California - in 1997, where he also took the Silver medal in the slope style contest.

In the 1999-2000 season he won the World Championships, European Championships and the World Cup overall, all in one year. A record that still stands today. Daniel Franck, have earned 16. world cup wins, 11. Championship medals and more than 40. international podiums in his career.

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Dec 9, 1976
  • Norway

on July 23, 2013


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