Nathan Johnstone

Nathan Johnstone competes in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Semifinal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Athlete Biography

Nate Johnstone was two weeks out from competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics as the World Number 2 Snowboard Halfpipe rider when he suffered an ankle injury in training and had to withdraw from the Games. Determined to realise his Olympic dream, Johnstone used his time between Olympics to win the 2011 World Snowboard Halfpipe Championships, 2011 FIS World Cup Crystal Globe for Halfpipe and the first ever overall Freestyle Crystal Globe.

He finally made his debut in the Russian resort of Sochi at the age of 23, although the campaign didn’t quite go as planned. A gutsy semi-final performance was not quite enough to get Johnstone through, missing out on a spot in the final by just one place, finishing 13th overall.