Patrik Järbyn

Patrik Järbyn (born 16 April 1969 in Målsryd, Sweden) is a Swedish former World Cup alpine ski racer.

Patrik Järbyn
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Järbyn in December 2006
Personal information
Born (1969-04-16) 16 April 1969 (age 51)

Despite never having won a World Cup race, Järbyn has two individual World Championship medals. At the 1996 World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, he won the silver medal in super-G. In 2007 at Åre, Sweden, he won the bronze medal in the downhill to become the oldest medalist ever at a World Championships.

On 19 December 2008, Järbyn finished third in a super-G at Val Gardena, Italy, and set a new record as the oldest man to score a podium finish in a World Cup alpine race, at the age of 39 years and 9 months. Järbyn broke his own record, set with a third-place finish in the super-G at Lake Louise in November 2006 at the age of 37 years and 8 months.[1]

On 19 February 2010, in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Järbyn suffered a concussion after crashing up in Whistler in the men's super-G and was air-lifted to a hospital by helicopter.[2] On 7 March 2012, Järbyn officially announced his retirement. His last race was in Kvitfjell on 4 March 2012.[3]


  1. ^ "World Cup Men's Races". Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Patrick Jaerbyn, 40, Crashes Badly in Men's super-G". The New York Times. 19 February 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Patrik Järbyn slutar" [Patrik Järbyn retires] (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio [Swedish Radio]. Archived from the original on 19 January 2016.

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