Jon Olsson

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Jon Olsson
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Giant slalom
Club IFK Mora
Born (1982-08-17) 17 August 1982 (age 31)
Mora, Sweden
World Cup debut 11 December 2010
(age 27)
World Cup
Seasons 2
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Overall titles 0
Discipline titles 0
Jon Olsson
Medal record
Men's freestyle skiing
Representing  Sweden
X Games
Gold 2008 Aspen Big air
Silver 2004 Aspen Superpipe
Silver 2009 Aspen Big air
Bronze 2003 Aspen Slopestyle
Bronze 2003 Aspen Superpipe
Bronze 2004 Aspen Slopestyle
Bronze 2005 Aspen Superpipe
Bronze 2005 Aspen Slopestyle
Bronze 2008 Aspen Slopestyle

Jon Olsson born in Mora (17 August 1982), Sweden is a professional freeskier and alpine ski racer. Olsson started his career as a ski racer but at age 16 he switched his race skis for twin tips and quit ski racing. Eight years later, after a 50 000 SEK bet with fellow skier Jens Byggmark, Olsson started ski racing again with the goal of the bets being to make it to the Olympics in 2014. He now competes in both freestyle and ski racing. Olsson is known for his invention of several new double flips, including a D-spin 720 into a flatspin 540 (DJ flip), a switch double rodeo 1080 (hexo flip), a double flatspin 900 (kangaroo flip), and a switch cork 720 to flatspin 540 (the tornado).

Olsson holds nine Winter X-Games medals (+ 2 podiums in big air). He has also won many other events including big air at Winter X-Games 08, The US Free Skiing Open in Vail, The Red Bull Big Air in Åre, Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in Riksgränsen and the World Superpipe Championships in Whistler BC. Since Olsson's return to alpine ski racing in 2008 he has won five FIS gs ski racers, with a 10 point fis result at Coronet Peak at the New Zealand National Championships which included a field of Olympians including Ben Griffin and Olivier Jenot.

Since 2005 Olsson has hosted the big air event Jon Olsson Invitational, also known as JOI. In 2007 the event was voted best big air event by freeskier magazine. Since 2007 he has also hosted Jon Olsson Super Sessions (JOSS), a freeskiing film contest that takes place in Åre, Sweden. The event consists of teams of skiers skiing for approximately two weeks with a film crew and creating a short ski film. Olsson made his debut in the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val-d'Isère in December 2010, as part of a plan to make the Swedish alpine ski team at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Hans Olsson, a Swedish alpine skier specialising in the speed events, is Jon Olsson's brother.[1]

Competitions[edit]

Olsson holds eleven Winter X-Games podiums.[1] He has also won many other events including big air at Winter X-Games 08,[2] The US Free Skiing Open in Vail, The Red Bull Big Air in Åre, Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in Riksgränsen and the World Superpipe Championships in Whistler BC. Since Olsson's return to alpine ski racing in 2008 while training with coach, Guenther Birgmann at the Treble Cone Race Academy, he has won five FIS gs ski racers, with a 10 point fis result at Coronet Peak at the New Zealand National Championships which included a field of Olympians including Ben Griffin and Olivier Jenot.

Jon Olsson Super Sessions[edit]

Since 2008, Jon Olsson has hosted Jon Olsson Super Sessions, also known as "JOSS". JOSS is a freeskiing film contest that takes place in Åre, Sweden. The event consists of teams of skiers skiing for approximately two weeks with a film crew and creating a short ski film.[3]

JOSS did not take place in 2011.

Results[edit]

  • 2011 1st Clash of the Nations, big air, Sweden
  • 2010 5th King of Style, big air, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010 8th Budapest Fridge Festival, Budapest, Hun
  • 2010 2nd Relentless Freeze Festival, London
  • 2010 10th Freestyle.ch, big air, Zurich, SUI
  • 2009 5th JOSS Team Sweden
  • 2009 2nd x-Games, big air, Aspen, USA
  • 2008 3rd X-Games, slopestyle, Aspen, USA
  • 2008 1st X-Games, big air, Aspen, USA
  • 2007 1st Icer Air, big air, San Francisco, USA
  • 2007 1st Ski and Snowboard Festival, big air, Whistler, Canada
  • 2007 1st US Freeskiing Open, slopestyle, Copper Mountain, USA
  • 2006 1st Jon Olsson Invitational, big air, Åre, Sweden
  • 2006 1st Ski and Snowboard Festival, big air, Whistler, Canada
  • 2005 1st World Superpipe Champion, Park City, USA
  • 2005 4th Jon Olsson Invitational, big air, Åre, Sweden
  • 2005 3rd X-Games, superpipe, Aspen, USA
  • 2005 3rd X-Games, slopestyle, Aspen, USA
  • 2005 3rd US Freeskiing Open, slopestyle, Vail, USA
  • 2005 5th US Freeskiing Open, big air, Vail, USA
  • 2004 2nd Rip Curl, slopestyle, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2004 3rd Rip Curl, Halfpipe, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2004 1st Scandinavian Championships, Big Mountain, Riksgränsen, Sweden
  • 2004 1st Nokia Totally Board, big air, Greece
  • 2004 1st Ski and Snowboard Festival, big air, Whistler, Canada
  • 2004 3rd US Freeskiing Open, big air, Vail, USA
  • 2004 2nd X-Games, superpipe, Aspen, USA
  • 2004 3rd X-Games, slopestyle, Aspen, USA
  • 2003 2nd Cape TownTotally Board, Nokia, big air
  • 2003 1st Rip Curl, Total, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2003 1st Rip Curl, big air, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2003 3rd Rip Curl, Halfpipe, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2003 2nd Rip Curl, slopestyle, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2003 1st Air we go, big air, Oslo, Norway
  • 2003 2nd King of the Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2003 2nd Freestyle.ch, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2003 1st Ski and Snowboard Festival, big air, Whistler, Canada
  • 2003 1st Ski and Rock, slopestyle, Sälen, Sweden
  • 2003 1st Red Bull Big Air, Åre, Sweden
  • 2003 2nd US Freeskiing Open, slopestyle, Vail, USA
  • 2003 4th US Freeskiing Open, superpipe, Vail, USA
  • 2003 3rd X-Games, superpipe, Aspen, USA
  • 2003 3rd X-Games, slopestyle, Aspen, USA
  • 2002 1st X-Games, superpipe, Aspen, USA
  • 2002 3rd X-Games, slopestyle, Aspen, USA
  • 1999 1st The Jump, big air, Åre, Sweden

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jon Olsson makes World Cup debut in Val d'Isère". www.fisalpine.com. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  2. ^ EXPN.com: - January Madness - Expn
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