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MotionX(R)-GPS Spokesperson and Olympic Skier Eva Twardokens Inducted Into U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Hall of Fame(November 15, 2011)
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/11 -- MotionX® is excited to announced and congratulate its spokesperson and Olympic skier Eva Twardokens as she is inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Hall of Fame inducted eight skiing greats to its Class of 2011 Hall of Fame -- headlined by 1985 World Championship bronze medalist Eva Twardokens and 2002 Olympic silver medalist Joe Pack. The class is made up of a broad spectrum of elite skiers, writers and ski industry leaders. The formal induction ceremony will take place Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Seattle, with an enshrinement ceremony at the Hall of Fame in Ishpeming later in the year.
"Eva is a fantastic athlete and the perfect MotionX ambassador," said Philippe Kahn, founder and CEO of Fullpower-MotionX. "The success of the new MotionX-GPS is a testament to her brilliant skills."
Eva became a spokesperson for MotionX in 2008. As a MotionX-GPS fan, she uses MotionX-GPS on her iPhone to share the sport of skiing from her unique point of view by posting her speed, location and photos of the mountain from resorts around the world to friends and family. Additionally Eva puts MotionX-GPS through its paces as she cross-trains -- for running, biking, paddle boarding and her other outdoor adventures.
"My parents and I are overjoyed," said Eva Twardokens. "This honor validates my career on the snow, and I thank the board and my peers for awarding me for this fantastic recognition!"
About Eva Twardokens
Eva Twardokens made her World Cup debut at the age of 17 in 1982 and was named Ski Racing's Junior Racer of the Year in 1982 and 1983. She enjoyed a 12-year international career that included three podiums and 34 finishes in the top ten. Six of those finishes came at the World Championships where she won a bronze medal in the giant slalom event in 1985. That same year she was second in a World Cup super G event. Eva was a two time Olympian finishing sixth in the giant slalom in Lillehammer in 1994. In 1996 she won the World Championship for technical skiing. Today she is a fitness advocate and holds a Masters National Weightlifting title and is a spokesperson for MotionX, the leader for Health & Fitness and Navigation on the iPhone and the iPad.
"Eva was an inspirational athlete on an amazingly talented team when she started her career with a World Championship medal in 1985," said USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt. "Her hard work paid off throughout her U.S. Ski Team tenure."
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