Lars Nelson (skier)

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Lars Nelson
Personal information
Full name Lars Fredrik Nelson
Born (1985-08-19) 19 August 1985 (age 29)
Funäsdalen, Jämtland, Sweden
Professional information
Club Åsarna IK
Skis Rossignol
World Cup
Seasons 2011-
Wins 0
Total podiums 0
Updated on 24 February 2013.

Lars Fredrik Nelson (born 19 August 1985, Funäsdalen) is a Swedish cross-country skier.[1]

He represented Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. On 16 February he competed in the first (classical) leg in the men's team relay and became an Olympic champion, together with his team mates Daniel Richardsson, Johan Olsson, and Marcus Hellner.[2] Nelson showed the best time in his lap, despite losing a ski at one point.[3] Previously, he participated in skiathlon, where he finished 10th, and 15 km classical (15th).[1]

Nelson participated in the 2004 junior world championship. He was not selected for the 2010 Olympics and in fact did not ski a World Cup race until November 2011,[4] when he finished 53rd in the 25 km race in Kuusamo. Before the 2014 Olympics, his best performance in a World Cup race was 7th place achieved in Toblach on 1 February 2014 at the 15 km classical distance. He was not selected for the 2013 World Championships.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lars Nelson at the International Ski Federation
  2. ^ "Men’s Relay 4x10 km". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Pretot, Julien (16 February 2014). "Cross country: Sweden's men complete relay double". Reuters. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Om mig" (in Swedish). Lars Nelson personal website. Retrieved 26 February 2014.