Kjetil Jansrud

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Kjetil Jansrud
— Alpine skier —
Kjetil Jansrud Hinterstoder 2011.jpg
Jansrud in February 2011
Disciplines Downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, combined
Club Peer Gynt Alpinklubb
Born (1985-08-25) 25 August 1985 (age 28)
Stavanger, Norway
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
World Cup debut 19 January 2003 (age 17)
Website kjetil-jansrud.com
Olympics
Teams 3 – (2006, 2010, 2014)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 4 – (2005, '09, '11, '13)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 9th – (200514)
Wins 3 – (1 DH, 2 SG)
Podiums 14 – (4 DH, 4 SG, 6 GS)
Overall titles 0 – (6th in 2014)
Discipline titles 0 – (2nd in SG, 2014)

Kjetil Jansrud (born 28 August 1985) is a World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic champion from Norway. He races in all five alpine disciplines, and his best event used to be the giant slalom where he has 6 World Cup podiums and an Olympic silver medal. However, since 2012 he has become more of a speed specialist having won all three of his World Cup victories in the speed events, he recently won the Super-G and came 3rd in the Downhill in the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

Born in Stavanger, Jansrud hails from Vinstra in Gudbrandsdalen.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Jansrud finished tenth in the combined.[1] He broke his thumb in the Olympic giant slalom which ended his 2006 season. A bulging disc discovered that September kept him out of the entire 2007 season. Jansrud made his first World Cup podium in January 2009 at Adelboden and finished ninth in the super combined at the 2009 World Championships.

He won the silver medal in giant slalom at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Jansrud won his first World Cup race in March 2012 on home snow at Kvitfjell; he made the podium in all three speed events over the weekend, capped off with a victory in the super-G on Sunday.[2]

At the first men's race of the 2013 World Championships, Jansrud crashed in the super-G, but got up and skied down to the finish. It was later revealed that he tore a ligament in his left knee, ending his 2013 season.[3]

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Jansrud won gold in the super-G and bronze in the downhill at Rosa Khutor. At the first World Cup races following the games, he won two speed events at Kvitfjell.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2004 18 140 53
2005 19 98 58 39
2006 20 43 21 46 15
2007 21 injured, out for season
2008 22 111 53 47
2009 23 34 9 40
2010 24 17 7 28 47 10
2011 25 13 41 4 27 46 3
2012 26 8 49 9 4 19 7
2013 27 13 21 8 10 11
2014 28 6 29 2 4 13
  • Standings through 15 March 2014

Race podiums[edit]

  • 3 wins – (1 DH, 2 SG)
  • 14 podiums – (4 DH, 4 SG, 6 GS)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2009 10 Jan 2009 Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom 3rd
2010 29 Jan 2010 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 3rd
30 Jan 2010 Giant slalom 2nd
2011 5 Dec 2010 Beaver Creek, USA Giant slalom 2nd
6 Feb 2011 Hinterstoder, Austria Giant slalom 2nd
2012 6 Dec 2011 Beaver Creek, USA Giant slalom 3rd
16 Dec 2011 Val Gardena, Italy Super-G 3rd
2 Mar 2012 Kvitfjell, Norway Super-G 3rd
3 Mar 2012 Downhill 2nd
4 Mar 2012 Super-G 1st
2013 30 Nov 2012 Beaver Creek, USA Downhill 3rd
2014 21 Dec 2013 Val Gardena, Italy Downhill 2nd
28 Feb 2014 Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill 1st
2 Mar 2014 Super-G 1st

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 19 DNF1
2007 21 injured, did not compete
2009 23 DNF1 DNF1 DNF 9
2011 25 DNF1 5 DNF 10
2013 27 DNF

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 20 DNS2 10
2010 24 17 2 12 31 9
2014 28 DNF2 1 3 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile: Kjetil Jansrud". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 February 2009. 
  2. ^ McKee, Hank (4 March 2012). "Jansrud ends Kvitfjell frustration with SG win". Ski Racing. 
  3. ^ "Season over early for Jansrud". FIS Alpine.com. 6 February 2013. 

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