Ingemar Backman

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Ingemar Backman (born 1976-04-01 in Gällivare, Sweden) is a professional snowboarder famous for setting the world record highest air out of a quarter-pipe (8.5 metres) in Riksgränsen, Sweden in 1996. The record has since been broken by Finn Heikki Sorsa who made a 9.3 metres high air at The Arctic Challenge event held in Oslo in 2001 and then again by Norwegian Terje Haakonsen who made a 9.8 metres high air at The Artic Challenge in Oslo in 2007.

After going to snowboard high school in Malung, Sweden, he became the first snowboard superstar emerging out of Sweden although he was soon followed by riders such as Daniel Franck and Johan Olofsson. He has lived in San Diego, U.S. as well as Piteå, Sweden but currently resides in Skellefteå, Sweden.

Besides snowboarding, Backman is the co-founder of the clothing line We and runs the snowboard company Allian.

Lately, Backman has taken a break from snowboarding and instead devoted himself to poker. In his second international tournament, an EPT event held in Baden, Austria in 2005, he finished in fifth place. He is currently sponsored by the internet poker site Martinspoker.

External links

* [http://www.alliansnowboards.com/ Allian Snowboards]
* [http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=50703 Hendon Mob tournament results]


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