Anna Holmlund

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Anna Holmlund
FIS Ski Cross World Cup 2015 Finals - Megève - 20150314 - Anna Holmlund 3.jpg
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Women's Freestyle skiing
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Sochi Ski cross
FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Deer Valley Ski cross

Anna Holmlund (born 3 October 1987 in Sundsvall) is a Swedish former ski cross athlete.

Career[edit]

She has won 19 World Cup races and two overall World Cups.[1] She competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics and finished sixth, and won the bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Holmlund earned a bronze medal at the 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.[2]

During a practice run on 19 December 2016 in Innichen, Holmlund crashed and suffered head injuries with brain hemorrhages and facial fractures.[3][4] She was put in a medically induced coma in a hospital in Bolzano,[5] and flown back to Sweden a week later.[6] In May 2017 the Swedish Ski Association announced that Holmlund had regained consciousness, was able to communicate and recognised friends and family.[7]

World Cup podiums[edit]

Season Date Location Place
2010 21 Dec 2009 Innichen, Italy 1st
22 Dec 2009 Innichen, Italy 1st
14 Mar 2010 Grindelwald, Switzerland 1st
19 Mar 2010 Sierra Nevada, Spain 1st
2011 18 Dec 2010 Innichen, Italy 1st
16 Jan 2011 Les Contamines, France 3rd
29 Jan 2011 Grasgehren, Germany 1st
6 Mar 2011 Meiringen, Switzerland 1st
13 Mar 2011 Branäs, Sweden 1st
19 Mar 2011 Voss, Norway 1st
2013 8 Dec 2012 Nakiska, Canada 3rd
13 Dec 2012 Telluride, United States 3rd
12 Jan 2013 Les Contamines, France 2nd
2014 21 Dec 2013 Innichen, Italy 3rd
2015 10 Jan 2015 Val Thorens, France 2nd
6 Feb 2015 Arosa, Switzerland 2nd
7 Feb 2015 Arosa, Switzerland 2nd
15 Feb 2015 Åre, Sweden 1st
21 Feb 2015 Tegernsee, Germany 3rd
22 Feb 2015 Tegernsee, Germany 1st
13 Mar 2015 Megeve, France 1st
14 Mar 2015 Megeve, France 1st
2016 5 Dec 2015 Montafon, Austria 2nd
11 Dec 2015 Val Thorens, France 1st
12 Dec 2015 Val Thorens, France 1st
19 Dec 2015 Innichen, Italy 2nd
16 Jan 2016 Watles, Italy 1st
17 Jan 2016 Watles, Italy 2nd
13 Feb 2016 Idre Fjäll, Sweden 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIS bio Archived June 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ FIS - Anna Holmlund[dead link]
  3. ^ "Swedish ski cross champion in coma after surgery". The Local. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Swedish skier Holmlund in coma after training crash". Reuters. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016 – via Reuters. 
  5. ^ Press, Associated (21 December 2016). "Second freestyle skier injured on hill that left Sochi bronze medallist in coma". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 December 2016 – via The Guardian. 
  6. ^ "Anna Holmlund har flugits hem". Sportbladet. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016 – via Aftonbladet. 
  7. ^ "Olympic ski cross medalist Anna Holmlund out of coma 5 months after crash". ESPN (UK TV channel). 18 May 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 

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