Fjällvinden

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Fjällvinden (full name Tärna I.K. Fjällvinden) in Tärnaby, Sweden is arguably the most successful alpine skiing club in the history of the sport. Although Tärnaby has a population of a mere 500, Fjällvinden has produced several of the greatest alpine skiers of all times; Ingemar Stenmark, Anja Pärson, Stig Strand, Jens Byggmark and Bengt Fjällberg.

Notable winnings[edit]

  • Three Olympic gold medals
  • One Olympic silver medal
  • Five Olympic bronze medals
  • Ten World Championship gold medals
  • Six World Championship silver medals
  • Six World Championship bronze medals
  • 129 Alpine Skiing World Cup victories
  • More than 100 Swedish National Championship gold medals.
  • 5 overall World Cup victories
  • 22 World Cup discipline victories

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships[edit]

  • Anja Pärson: 7 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze
  • Ingemar Stenmark: 3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
  • Jens Byggmark: 3 silver
  • Bengt Fjällberg: 1 bronze

Winter Olympics[edit]

  • Ingemar Stenmark: 2 gold, 1 bronze
  • Anja Pärson: 1 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze

FIS World Cup discipline victories[edit]

  • Ingemar Stenmark: 3 overall, 8 slalom, 8 giant slalom
  • Anja Pärson: 2 overall, 3 giant slalom, 1 slalom, 1 combined
  • Stig Strand: 1 slalom

Etymology[edit]

The name "Fjällvinden" fittingly translates to "The wind on the mountains".

History[edit]

IK Fjällvinden was founded in Umfors, while Tärna IK was founded in Tärnaby. The two clubs merged in the 1920s.

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