Kjetil Jansrud (born 28 August 1985) is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic champion. He races in all alpine disciplines apart from slalom, and his best event used to be the giant slalom where he has 6 World Cup podiums and an Olympic silver medal. However, since 2012 he has become more of a speed specialist, having won all but two of his World Cup victories in the speed events. At the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, he won the Super-G and placed third in the Downhill. At the World Championships in 2019 at Åre, Jansrud won gold in the downhill.
Jansrud in February 2011
Giant slalom, Combined
|Club||Peer Gynt Alpinklubb|
|Born||28 August 1985|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) (2014)|
|World Cup debut||19 January 2003 (age 17)|
|Teams||4 – (2006–2018)|
|Medals||5 (1 gold)|
|Teams||7 – (2005, 2009–19)|
|Medals||3 (1 gold)|
|Seasons||16 – (2003–06, 2008–19)|
|Overall titles||0 – (2nd in 2015, 2017)|
|Discipline titles||4 – (1 DH, 3 SG)|
At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Jansrud finished tenth in the combined. He broke his thumb in the Olympic giant slalom which ended his 2006 season. A bulging disc discovered that September kept him out of the entire 2007 season. Jansrud made his first World Cup podium in January 2009 at Adelboden and finished ninth in the super combined in February at the World Championships.
At the first men's race of the World Championships in 2013 at Schladming, Jansrud crashed in the super-G, but got up and skied down to the finish. It was later revealed that he tore a ligament in his left knee, ending his 2013 season.
At the Winter Olympics in 2014 at Sochi, Jansrud won gold in the super-G and bronze in the downhill at Rosa Khutor. At the first World Cup races following the games, he won two speed events at Kvitfjell.
In the 2015 season, Jansrud won seven World Cup races, and placed first in the season standings in both the Super-G and downhill disciplines. He won a silver medal at the World Championships at Beaver Creek in Super combined.
Jansrud achieved four wins during the 2016 season. The following year, he won five World Cup races and placed first in Super-G, second in downhill, and second in the overall season standing. He also won a silver medal at the World Championships in the Super-G.
He took the silver medal in the downhill at the Winter Olympics in 2018 in Korea, 0.12 seconds behind teammate and training partner Aksel Lund Svindal, after leading most of the run. He won bronze in the super-G, for his fifth Olympic medal: a gold, two silver, and two bronze.
World Cup resultsEdit
|2007||21||injured, out for season|
- Standings through 13 March 2019
|2012||4 March 2012||Kvitfjell, Norway||Super-G|
|2014||28 February 2014||Downhill|
|2 March 2014||Super-G|
|2015||29 November 2014||Lake Louise, Canada||Downhill|
|30 November 2014||Super-G|
|5 December 2014||Beaver Creek, USA||Downhill|
|20 December 2014||Val Gardena, Italy||Super-G|
|24 January 2015||Kitzbühel, Austria||Downhill|
|8 March 2015||Kvitfjell, Norway||Super-G|
|18 March 2015||Méribel, France||Downhill|
|2016||21 December 2015||Alta Badia, Italy||Parallel giant slalom|
|15 January 2016||Wengen, Switzerland||Super combined|
|6 February 2016||Jeongseon, South Korea||Downhill|
|13 March 2016||Kvitfjell, Norway||Super-G|
|2017||2 December 2016||Val-d'Isère, France||Super G|
|3 December 2016||Downhill|
|16 December 2016||Val Gardena, Italy||Super-G|
|27 December 2016||Santa Caterina, Italy||Super-G|
|25 February 2017||Kvitfjell, Norway||Downhill|
|2018||26 November 2017||Lake Louise, Canada||Super-G|
|11 March 2018||Kvitfjell, Norway||Super-G|
|2019||25 November 2018||Lake Louise, Canada||Super-G|
World Championship resultsEdit
|2007||21||injured, did not compete|
- Norway Olympic Team and Media Guide Sochi 2014. Norway: Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. 2014. p. 24.
- "Profile: Kjetil Jansrud". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 February 2009.
- McKee, Hank (4 March 2012). "Jansrud ends Kvitfjell frustration with SG win". Ski Racing.
- "Season over early for Jansrud". FIS Alpine.com. 6 February 2013.
- "'Like a fairytale': Svindal wins world silver in final ski". ESPN. Associated Press. 9 February 2019.
- "The downhill World Champion title goes to Kjetil Jansrud". FIS-Ski.com. 9 February 2019.
- Kjetil Jansrud at the International Ski Federation
- Kjetil Jansrud World Cup standings at the International Ski Federation
- Kjetil Jansrud at Ski-DB Alpine Ski Database
- Kjetil Jansrud at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
- Norwegian Ski Team – alpine skiing – Kjetil Jansrud – (in Norwegian)
- Head Skis – team – athletes – Kjetil Jansrud
- Official website – (in English)
- Kjetil Jansrud on Twitter