Henrik Harlaut

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Henrik Harlaut
Henrik Harlaut at iF3 Europe.jpg
Harlaut in 2011
Personal information
Nickname(s) Edollo
Born (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 25)
Stockholm, Sweden
Residence Åre, Sweden
Sport Freeskiing

Henrik Harlaut (born 14 August 1991) is a Swedish freestyle skier. He was born in Stockholm and moved with his family to Åre at the age of nine.[1]

At the Winter X Games XVII in Aspen, Colorado, Harlaut won the gold medal in big air and the silver medal in slopestyle. In the big air final he landed the first-ever "nose butter triple cork 1620" (a series of choreographed flips and spins he had not even tried himself before) and scored a perfect 50 points.[2][3]

Harlaut is well known for his unusual appearance, and skied in the Winter Olympics in Sochi with "Trousers round his knees and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle gloves",[4] losing his trousers in the qualifying round in a "wardrobe malfunction".[5][6] As a result, he fell short of a medal and finished sixth.[7] After his run, Harlaut gave the Wu-Tang Clan hand sign to the cameras and declared that "Wu-Tang is for the children", echoing the words spoken by rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard when he interrupted the 1998 Grammy Awards on behalf of the group.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Bio". hharlaut.com. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Svenskt skrällguld i X Games". Sveriges Television. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Fitzsimmons, Greg (January 27, 2013). "Day Three at Winter X Games: Henrik Harlaut steals the triples show". Powder. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ Withnall, Adam (13 February 2014). "Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Swedish skier Henrik Harlaut barely completes run after baggy trousers ‘get caught up in skis’". The Independent. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Parziale, James (13 February 2014). "Skier Henrik Harlaut almost loses pants during fall at Sochi". FOX Sports. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Henrik Harlaut loses skis and trousers during slopestyle qualifying". Mail Online. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Harlaut utanför pallen i slopestyle". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ Berg, Ted (13 February 2014). "Dreadlocked Swedish skier wants you to know Wu Tang is for the children". For The Win. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  9. ^ Carson, Dan (14 February 2014). "Swedish Skier Tells World 'Wu-Tang Is for the Children,' Nearly Loses Pants". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 

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