Niklas Jonsson

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Not to be confused with Niclas Jönsson.
Olympic medal record
Men's cross country skiing
Silver medal – second place 1998 Nagano 50 km

Niklas Jonsson (born 31 May 1969, in Piteå) is a Swedish cross country skier who competed from 1990 to 2002. He won the silver medal in the 50 km at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. At that event, Jonsson started 30 seconds ahead of the gold medal favourite Bjørn Dæhlie. Soon Dæhlie caught up Jonsson, and they were skiing together for most of the distance. Shortly before the finish line, Jonsson escaped, but Dæhlie still finished 21 seconds after Jonsson, which was good enough for the gold medal. Jonsson remained second.[1]

Jonsson's best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was a fourth in the 50 km in 1999. His best finish was 3rd in four different World Cup events from 1993 to 1999.


  1. ^ Tegeder, Jay (31 March 2001). "The Norwegian "Ski King" Retires". Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

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