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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.

Kjetil Jansrud
Alpine skier
Kjetil Jansrud Hinterstoder 2011.jpg
Jansrud in February 2011
DisciplinesDownhill, Super-G,
Giant slalom, Combined
ClubPeer Gynt Alpinklubb
Born (1985-08-28) 28 August 1985 (age 34)
Stavanger, Norway
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) (2014)[1]
World Cup debut19 January 2003 (age 17)
Websitekjetil-jansrud.com
Olympics
Teams4 – (20062018)
Medals5 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams7 – (2005, 200919)
Medals3 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons16 – (200306, 200819)
Wins22
Podiums52
Overall titles0 – (2nd in 2015, 2017)
Discipline titles4 – (1 DH, 3 SG)

Born in Stavanger, Jansrud hails from Vinstra in Gudbrandsdalen, about forty kilometres (25 miles) from Kvitfjell.

CareerEdit

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Jansrud finished tenth in the combined.[2] 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.

He won the silver medal in giant slalom at the 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler.

Jansrud won his first World Cup race in March 2012 on home snow at Kvitfjell; he made the podium in all three speed events over the weekend, capped off with a victory in the super-G on Sunday.[3]

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.[4]

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.

At the World Championships in 2019 in Sweden, Jansrud won gold in the downhill by two-hundredths of a second, edging out Svindal in his final international race.[5][6]

World Cup resultsEdit

Season titlesEdit

4 titles: (1 Downhill, 3 Super-G)

Season Discipline
2015 Downhill
Super-G
2017 Super-G
2018 Super-G

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2004 18 140 53
2005 19 98 58 39
2006 20 43 21 46 15
2007 21 injured, out for season
2008 22 111 53 47
2009 23 34 9 40
2010 24 17 7 28 47 10
2011 25 13 41 4 27 46 3
2012 26 8 49 9 4 19 7
2013 27 13 21 8 10 11
2014 28 6 29 2 4 13
2015 29 2 19 1 1 18
2016 30 4 33 20 2 4 3
2017 31 2 24 1 2 21
2018 32 4 43 45 1 7 2
2019 33 11 35 4 13 14
Standings through 13 March 2019

Race victoriesEdit

Season Date Location Discipline
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

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 19 DNF1
2007 21 injured, did not compete
2009 23 DNF1 DNF1 DNF 9
2011 25 DNF1 5 DNF 10
2013 27 DNF
2015 29 4 15 2
2017 31 2 4 DNS2
2019 33 22 1

Olympic resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 20 DNS2 10
2010 24 17 2 12 31 9
2014 28 DNF2 1 3 4
2018 32 DNF1 3 2 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Norway Olympic Team and Media Guide Sochi 2014. Norway: Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. 2014. p. 24.
  2. ^ "Profile: Kjetil Jansrud". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 February 2009.
  3. ^ McKee, Hank (4 March 2012). "Jansrud ends Kvitfjell frustration with SG win". Ski Racing.
  4. ^ "Season over early for Jansrud". FIS Alpine.com. 6 February 2013.
  5. ^ "'Like a fairytale': Svindal wins world silver in final ski". ESPN. Associated Press. 9 February 2019.
  6. ^ "The downhill World Champion title goes to Kjetil Jansrud". FIS-Ski.com. 9 February 2019.

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