This is the story of Aleksander Aurdal, a Norwegian freestyle skier who fully understands the most important rule in life: You need to crash to learn and progress. Repeatedly. In sports. In your job. In love. In life. Even Nature itself knows this—existence itself is a chain of failures and successes.

Aleksander went to the 2014 Winter Olympics and ended seventh in slopestyle. I've no doubt that he will try again in 2018.

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