Jens Arne Svartedal

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Jens Arne Svartedal
Jens Arne Svartedal at Tour de Ski.jpg
Jens Arne Svartedal at Tour de Ski, Prague 2007

Jens Arne Svartedal (born February 14, 1976) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has competed since 1996. He represents Trøsken IL from Sarpsborg in Norway. His greatest achievement is winning the individual sprint gold medal at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo. He also has a silver medal in the Team sprint event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Svartedal has 17 cross country victories since 2001, mostly in the sprint races. Two of those wins were in the sprint events at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival (2002, 2003).