Per Elofsson

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Per Elofsson
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Personal information
Full name Per Eilert Elofsson
Born (1977-04-02)April 2, 1977
Röbäck, Sweden
Professional information
Club IFK Umeå
Skis Fischer
World Cup
Seasons 1996-2003
Wins 11
Additional podiums 12
Total podiums 23
Overall titles 2 (2000-01, 2001-02)

Per Eilert Elofsson (born April 2, 1977 in Röbäck, Västerbotten) is a Swedish cross-country skier who competed from 1997 to 2004. He won a bronze medal in the 10 km + 10 km combined pursuit at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Elofsson also won five medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with three golds (2001: 15 km, 10 km + 10 km combined pursuit; 2003: 10 km + 10 km double pursuit), one silver (2001: 4 x 10 km relay), and one bronze (2003: 4 x 10 km relay).

He also won the 50 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 2001. This success along with his two golds earned at the 2001 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti would give Elofsson the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal. At the 2002 Swedish Sports Award, he was awarded the prize for Sportsman of the Year.

In 2005 he made an unexpected appearance on the album Grand Illusion by the Heavy metal band Nocturnal Rites, playing guitar on one song.[1]

He retired 26 October 2005 by giving a press conference at Arlanda airport.[2]

After retirement[edit]

Since 2007, Elofsson works as a business developer at Swedbank, giving economic advice to professional athletes. His first client was fellow cross-country skier Charlotte Kalla.[3][4]

Elofsson was a pundit and co-commentator for SVT Sport during cross-country championships.[5] During the 2014 Winter Olympics he was employed by Swedish broadcaster Viasat.[6] In November 2014 he left Viasat and joined Eurosport.[7]

Elofsson as a pundit for SVT Sport in Oslo 2011

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Thornéus, Patrik (2005-09-01). "Elofssons nya karriär: gitarrist i ett metalband". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ Burström, Anders and Ek, Torbjörn (2005-10-26). "”Nu lägger jag skidorna på hyllan”" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Engagerad" (in Swedish). Swedbank. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  4. ^ "Charlotte Kalla först i mål i Swedbanks nya satsning" (in Swedish). Swedbank. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  5. ^ "Per Elofsson SVT:s expert längd-VM På plats i Val di Fiemme" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  6. ^ Jönsson, Fredrik (16 September 2013). "Elofsson lämnar SVT – klar för Viasat" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Östman, Petter; Malmkvist, Alexander (5 November 2014). "Elofsson blir expert för Eurosport under VM" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Lars Frölander
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
2001
Succeeded by
Susanne Ljungskog