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 27)
Stockholm, Sweden
Residence Åre, Sweden
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Country 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] He represented Sweden in slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Harlaut is well known for his unusual appearance. At the Winter Olympics in Sochi he skied 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. Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. 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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