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Rune Glifberg Bio

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Rune Glifberg Basic Bio Information:

  • Name: Rune Glifberg
  • Gender: Male
  • Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Date of Birth: October 7, 1974 in Copenhagen, DEN
  • Family: single with two daughters
  • Occupation: Pro Skateboarder
  • Started Skating: 1986
  • Started Competing: 1990
  • Turned Pro: 1992
  • Favored Discipline: Vert
  • #1 Sponsor: Etnies
  • Stance: Regular
  • Nickname: The Great Dane

Rune Glifberg Skateboarding Style and Strengths:

Rune Glifberg is an all terrain skateboarder, but does best with vert. He is versatile and flexible, and able to pull off great back-to-back tricks.

Rune Glifberg Favorite / Signature Skateboarding Tricks:

Rune Glifberg said in an interview with ESPN that he loves backside tailslides, because of how the move twists his body. Rune Glifberg is also one of the first skaters to pull off a kickflip board slide. (ESPN)

Rune Glifberg Skateboarding Career Highlights:


1995 - Bronze in Skateboard Vert at X Games
1997 - Silver in Skateboard Vert at X Games
1999 - Bronze in Vert Doubles at X Games
2002 - Bronze in both Vert and Vert Doubles at X Games
2002 - Ranked 3rd with World Cup Skateboarding's end of year rankings worldwide, ranked first in Europe
2003 - Silver in Vert Doubles and Bronze in Vert at X Games
2003 - Ranked 4th in world year end rankings (WCS), and 2nd in Europe
2004 - Bronze in Vert and X Games
2004 - First in Gravity Games

Rune Glifberg Personal History:

Rune Glifberg was 11 years old when a good friend visited the US and brought him back a skateboard as a gift. His natural talent was obvious, and Rune skated both street and vert, but loving bowls the most. He won his first pro contest in France in 1990, and turned pro two years later. Rune Glifberg moved from Denmark to Costa Mesa, California after he finished high school in 1995. Rune Glifberg still returns home to visit Denmark 2 or 3 times a year.

Rune Glifberg Interesting Fact:

Rune Glifberg has won the most X Games medals, without winning a gold. Rune Glifberg also has what he calls a "small collection of BMWs."

Rune Glifberg Quote:

Rune skates all terrain, and says, "There's a lot of different paths and styles of skating. I enjoy them all."

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