Kjetil Jansrud

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Kjetil Jansrud
— Alpine skier —
Kjetil Jansrud Hinterstoder 2011.jpg
Jansrud in February 2011
DisciplinesDownhill, Super-G,
Giant slalom, Combined
ClubPeer Gynt Alpinklubb
Born (1985-08-28) 28 August 1985 (age 33)
Stavanger, Norway
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
World Cup debut19 January 2003 (age 17)
Websitekjetil-jansrud.com
Olympics
Teams4 – (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)
Medals5 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams6 – (2005, 200917)
Medals2
World Cup
Seasons16 – (20032006, 20082019)
Wins22 – (8 DH, 12 SG, 1 PGS, 1 SC)
Podiums49 – (18 DH, 21 SG, 6 GS, 2 PGS, 2 SC)
Overall titles0 – (2nd in 2015, 2017)
Discipline titles4 – (1 DH, 3 SG)

Kjetil Jansrud (born 28 August 1985) is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic champion. He races in all alpine disciplines apart from slalom, and his best event used to be the giant slalom where he has 6 World Cup podiums and an Olympic silver medal. However, since 2012 he has become more of a speed specialist, having won eleven of his thirteen World Cup victories in the speed events. At the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, he won the Super-G and placed third in the Downhill.

Born in Stavanger, Jansrud hails from Vinstra in Gudbrandsdalen.

Career[edit]

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Jansrud finished tenth in the combined.[1] He broke his thumb in the Olympic giant slalom which ended his 2006 season. A bulging disc discovered that September kept him out of the entire 2007 season. Jansrud made his first World Cup podium in January 2009 at Adelboden and finished ninth in the super combined at the 2009 World Championships.

He won the silver medal in giant slalom at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Jansrud won his first World Cup race in March 2012 on home snow at Kvitfjell; he made the podium in all three speed events over the weekend, capped off with a victory in the super-G on Sunday.[2]

At the first men's race of the 2013 World Championships, Jansrud crashed in the super-G, but got up and skied down to the finish. It was later revealed that he tore a ligament in his left knee, ending his 2013 season.[3]

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Jansrud won gold in the super-G and bronze in the downhill at Rosa Khutor. At the first World Cup races following the games, he won two speed events at Kvitfjell.

In the 2014–15 season Jansrud won seven World Cup races, and placed first in the season standings in both the Super-G and downhill disciplines. He won a silver medal in the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015 – Men's super combined.

He achieved four wins at the 2015–16 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. He won a silver medal in the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2017 – Men's super-G, and won five races in the 2016–17 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, placing first in Super-G, second in downhill, and second in the overall season standing.

He won a 4th Olympic medal with a silver in the mens downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics, losing gold to teammate Aksel Lund Svindal by only 0.012 after leading most of the run. He won a 5th Olympic medal with a bronze in the Super G, giving him a career tally of 1 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze at the Olympics.

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

4 titles: (1 Downhill, 3 Super-G)

Season Discipline
2015 Downhill
Super-G
2017 Super-G
2018 Super-G

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2004 18 140 53
2005 19 98 58 39
2006 20 43 21 46 15
2007 21 injured, out for season
2008 22 111 53 47
2009 23 34 9 40
2010 24 17 7 28 47 10
2011 25 13 41 4 27 46 3
2012 26 8 49 9 4 19 7
2013 27 13 21 8 10 11
2014 28 6 29 2 4 13
2015 29 2 19 1 1 18
2016 30 4 33 20 2 4 3
2017 31 2 24 1 2 21
2018 32 4 43 45 1 7 2

Race victories[edit]

Season Date Location Discipline
2012 4 Mar 2012 Norway Kvitfjell, Norway Super-G
2014 28 Feb 2014 Downhill
2 Mar 2014 Super-G
2015 29 Nov 2014 Canada Lake Louise, Canada Downhill
30 Nov 2014 Super-G
5 Dec 2014 United States Beaver Creek, USA Downhill
20 Dec 2014 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Super-G
24 Jan 2015 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill
8 Mar 2015 Norway Kvitfjell, Norway Super-G
18 Mar 2015 France Méribel, France Downhill
2016 21 Dec 2015 Italy Alta Badia, Italy Parallel giant slalom
15 Jan 2016  Switzerland  Wengen, Switzerland Super combined
6 Feb 2016 South Korea Jeongseon, South Korea Downhill
13 Mar 2016 Norway Kvitfjell, Norway Super-G
2017 2 Dec 2016 France Val-d'Isère, France Super G
3 Dec 2016 Downhill
16 Dec 2016 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Super-G
27 Dec 2016 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy Super-G
25 Feb 2017 Norway Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill
2018 26 Nov 2017 Canada Lake Louise, Canada Super-G
11 Mar 2018 Norway Kvitfjell, Norway Super-G
2019 25 Nov 2018 Canada Lake Louise, Canada Super-G

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 19 DNF1
2007 21 injured, did not compete
2009 23 DNF1 DNF1 DNF 9
2011 25 DNF1 5 DNF 10
2013 27 DNF
2015 29 4 15 2
2017 31 2 4 DNS2

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 20 DNS2 10
2010 24 17 2 12 31 9
2014 28 DNF2 1 3 4
2018 32 DNF1 3 2 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile: Kjetil Jansrud". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 February 2009.
  2. ^ McKee, Hank (4 March 2012). "Jansrud ends Kvitfjell frustration with SG win". Ski Racing.
  3. ^ "Season over early for Jansrud". FIS Alpine.com. 6 February 2013.

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