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Jonny Moseley is an Olympic and World Cup champion in mogul skiing and rated by Ski Magazine as one of the top ten most influential skiers of all time. His innovative techniques and tricks changed the sport of freestyle skiing.
At the Olympics in 1998, Jonny incorporated a snowboard style grab into his 360-degree spin making it easy for the judges to award him the gold medal. His performance helped ignite a re-birth of the ski industry known as Freeskiing. As one of the pioneers of Freeskiing, Jonny continued to lead and advocate for changes on behalf of his peers in the sport he loves. He challenged the US Ski Team to allow him to compete in professional events and became the first skier to medal in both the X Games and the Olympics. In 2002 Jonny took on the International Skiing Federation (FIS) to allow him to perform his signature move, the Dinner Roll, at the Olympics. The FIS approved but the judges at the 2002 Olympics awarded him 4th place. The following season the FIS removed their ban on inverted tricks and increased the point value of the Dinner Roll; had the higher degree of difficulty been applied to the trick at the 2002 Olympics, Jonny would have found himself on top of the podium. Today, every winning competitor on the World Cup circuit performs a version of the Dinner Roll.
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