The 17-year old rider from Trollhättan, Sweden will face the new season with the help of Munich based sports marketing and communication agency, rasoulution. 2016 was Emil´s first year at the FMB World Tour, and also his first year competing outside of Sweden. He managed to finish in top five at four of the biggest slopestyle competitions of the season: 5th at 26TRIX, 5th at Swatch Prime Line, 3rd at Colorado Freeride Festival and 4th at Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler.

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Emil´s story is a true hero journey: rising from nothing to the top, being a complete newcomer, and paving his way up to the big league. He is the youngest athlete on the FMB World Tour and definitely the one to look out for in 2017.

Emil started to ride bikes at the age of 8 and one year ago he started attending a bike gymnasium in Falun, which provides him with a special program, giving him the opportunity to ride and practice every day during school time. His hard work and dedication has paid off, since after the 2016 season, Emil sits currently at 5th place in the overall FMB World ranking, finishing 7th at the Diamond series. This means that he is qualified for all 2017 FMB World Tour Diamond series events.

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Emil is stoked for the next season: “My confidence and motivation couldn’t be any higher moving into a winter season full of training. I cannot wait for 2017 contest season start.“

Tarek Rasouli, owner and founder of rasoulution, about the partnership with Emil: “I have had an eye on Emil for at least 3-4 years, but actually never met him until this year’s 26TRIX. It was great seeing him ride live and watching his outstanding talent. rasoulution’s goal is to support rising athletes as well as world-class riders in their career in order for them to use their time efficiently and to progress successfully in their sport. I believe Emil has a bright future ahead of him and so does everyone who will work with the young Swede!”

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You can follow Emil´s progress via Facebook and Instagram:
www.instagram.com/johanssoemil
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