Mattias Hargin

Mattias Hargin, born 7 October 1985 in Stockholm, Sweden, is a Swedish former World Cup alpine ski racer.[1] Born in Stockholm, he competed mainly in slalom, and is the younger brother of Janette Hargin (b. 1977), who also raced for Sweden. Hargin was married to Swedish alpine free-skier Matilda Rapaport, who died in an avalanche in Chile in July 2016.

Mattias Hargin
Alpine skier
Mattias Hargin in closeup.jpg
Mattias Hargin in Hammarbybacken 2018
DisciplinesSlalom
ClubHuddinge SK
Born (1985-10-07) 7 October 1985 (age 34)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
World Cup debut22 December 2004
(age 19)
Websitemattiashargin.com
Olympics
Teams2 – (2010, 2014)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams5 – (2005, 20092017
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons12 – (20072018)
Wins1
Podiums7 – (6 SL, 1 PSL)
Overall titles0 – (20th in 2015)
Discipline titles0 – (5th in SL, 2014)

He finished fifth in the slalom at the 2009 World Championships and competed for Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the slalom, finishing in 14th place.[2]

In January 2011, Hargin made a strong comeback in a World Cup slalom in Zagreb to finish third. He was the last qualifier at 30th after the first run, but had the best time in the second run to attain his first World Cup podium. Hargin was runner-up in a World Cup slalom at Val-d'Isère in December 2013.[3] His one and only World Cup win came in January 2015 at Kitzbühel.[4]

He announced his retirement from alpine skiing on 12 March 2019.[5]

World Cup resultsEdit

 
Hargin celebrates his first World Cup win in January 2015.

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
2007 21 117 48
2008 22 77 28
2009 23 32 8
2010 24 32 10
2011 25 32 7
2012 26 39 10
2013 27 32 10
2014 28 22 5
2015 29 20 7
2016 30 51 14
2017 31 34 11
2018 32 35 12
  • Standings through 30 January 2018

Race podiumsEdit

  • 1 win – (1 SL)
  • 7 podiums – (6 SL, 1 PSL)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2011 6 Jan 2011   Zagreb, Croatia Slalom 3rd
25 Jan 2011   Schladming, Austria Slalom 3rd
2014 15 Dec 2013   Val d'Isère, France Slalom 2nd
2015 25 Jan 2015   Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom 1st
15 Mar 2015   Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom 3rd
2017 31 Jan 2017   Stockholm, Sweden Parallel slalom 3rd
2018 12 Nov 2017   Levi, Finland Slalom 3rd

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 19 DNF2
2007 21
2009 23 5
2011 25 12
2013 27 9
2015 29 5
 
Mattias Hargin in Hammarbybacken World Cup 2018

Olympic resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 24 14
2014 28 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile". Vancouver2010.com. Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Men's slalom results". Vancouver2010.com. Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 8 April 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Mattias Hargin blev tvåa" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  4. ^ Mintz, Geoff (25 January 2015). "Hargin outdoes Hirscher on home snow". Ski Racing.
  5. ^ "Slalom specialist Hargin retiring at end of season". ESPN. 12 March 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Mattias Hargin at Wikimedia Commons