Erik Håker

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Erik Håker (born March 4, 1952) is a Norwegian alpine skier from Oppdal who finished 5th in the men's downhill at the 1972 Winter Olympics at Sapporo. Håker became the first Norwegian to win a World Cup Alpine event in 1971. He would win four more World Cup events, his last in 1978. For his Alpine World Cup success, Håker earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1979. (Shared with Ingemar Stenmark and Raisa Smetanina.) Håker is one of only eleven non-Nordic skiers to ever win the Holmenkollen medal (Stein Eriksen, King Haakon VII, Boghild Niskin, Inger Bjørnbakken, Astrid Sandvik, King Olav V, Jacob Vaage, King Harald V, and Queen Sonja (all from Norway); and Stenmark (Sweden) are the others.)

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Victory[edit]

Data Place Discipline
9 Dec 1971 Flag of France.svg Val d'Isere Giant Slalom
18 Feb 1972 Flag of Canada.svg Banff Giant Slalom
12 Mar 1973 Flag of Japan.svg Naeba Giant Slalom
21 Jan 1975 Flag of Austria.svg Fulpmes Giant Slalom
17 Dec 1978 Flag of Italy.svg Val Gardena Downhill