Saturday, October 24, 2015

Aspen's Chris Klug announced as U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame inductee

The Aspen Times

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame welcomes another Aspenite to the ranks of skiing and snowboarding’s most elite for a third consecutive year.

Proving good things come in threes, Olympic medalist Chris Klug was named a 2015 Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame inductee Friday evening at a hall of fame fundraiser at the Limelight Hotel.

Fellow hall of famer and close friend Chris Davenport announced Klug’s induction choice, alongside 2013 hall of fame inductee John Clendenin.

Davenport said he couldn’t be more proud to share this award with Klug.

In 2002, Klug earned a bronze medal in giant slalom snowboarding at the Salt Lake City Olympic games — 18 months after undergoing a liver transplant due to a birth defect that challenged the athlete throughout his career. Continue reading

 

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