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5 Facts About Utah Olympian Faye Gulini

We love the athlete’s story as much as we love the sport! All week we’re introducing you to local athletes you’ll see compete in prime time, so you can know a bit about them as you watch them in the moment.

Impress your friends and family with these FYI facts about snowboarder Faye Gulini.

FYI #1: At age 17, Faye was the youngest snowboard cross athlete at the 2010 Olympic games

FYI #2: She’s a three-time Olympian. She also wanted to be an Olympian before she even tried snowboarding. Some kids want to be princesses or firefighters. Faye wanted to be an Olympian.

FYI #3: She knows loss on a personal level. Her mom died in a car crash when she was 5 years old. She says she grew up really fast and learned to be independent and strong at a very young age

FYI #4: She volunteers at Wasatch Adaptive Sports: “The mission of Wasatch Adaptive Sports is to encourage individuals with adaptive needs and their families to realize their potential”

FYI #5: She is a newlywed! She got married in December.

Find the article Shara mentioned here.


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