Per Elofsson

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Per Elofsson
Per Elofsson.jpg
Per Elofsson in January 2013
Full name Per Eilert Elofsson
Born (1977-04-02)2 April 1977
Röbäck, Sweden
Ski club IFK Umeå
World Cup career
Seasons 1996-2003
Individual wins 11
Indiv. podiums 23
Overall titles 2 – (2001, 2002)

Per Eilert Elofsson (born 2 April 1977 in Röbäck, Västerbotten) is a Swedish cross-country skier who competed from 1997 to 2004. He won a bronze medal in the 10 km + 10 km combined pursuit at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Elofsson also won five medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with three golds (2001: 15 km, 10 km + 10 km combined pursuit; 2003: 10 km + 10 km double pursuit), one silver (2001: 4 x 10 km relay), and one bronze (2003: 4 x 10 km relay).

He also won the 50 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 2001. This success along with his two golds earned at the 2001 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti would give Elofsson the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal. At the 2002 Swedish Sports Award, he was awarded the prize for Sportsman of the Year.

In 2005 he made an unexpected appearance on the album Grand Illusion by the Heavy metal band Nocturnal Rites, playing guitar on one song.[1]

He retired 26 October 2005 by giving a press conference at Arlanda airport.[2]

After retirement[edit]

Since 2007, Elofsson works as a business developer at Swedbank, giving economic advice to professional athletes. His first client was fellow cross-country skier Charlotte Kalla.[3][4]

Elofsson was a pundit and expert commentator for SVT Sport during cross-country championships.[5] During the 2014 Winter Olympics he was employed by Swedish broadcaster Viasat.[6] In November 2014 he left Viasat and joined Eurosport.[7]

Elofsson as a pundit for SVT Sport in Oslo 2011

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World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[8]

Season titles[edit]

  • 2 titles – (2 overall)
Season
Discipline
2001 Overall
2002 Overall

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 11 victories – (11 WC)
  • 23 podiums – (23 WC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1997–98  11 March 1998 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
2 1998–99 28 November 1998 Finland Muonio, Finland 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
3 12 January 1999 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 30 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
4  1999–00  2 February 2000 Norway Trondheim, Norway 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
5 16 February 2000 Switzerland Ulrichen, Switzerland 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
6 20 February 2000 France La Transjurassienne, France 72 km Mass Start F World Cup 2nd
7 19 March 2000 Italy Bormio, Italy 15 km Pursuit F World Cup 3rd
8 2000–01 29 November 2000 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
9 8 December 2000 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
10 16 December 2000 Italy Brusson, Italy 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
11 10 February 2001 Estonia Otepää, Estonia 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
12 4 March 2001 Russia Kavgolovo, Russia 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
13 10 March 2001 Norway Oslo, Norway 50 km Individual C World Cup 1st
14 14 March 2001 Sweden Borlänge, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
15 2001–02 25 November 2001 Finland Kuopio, Finland 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
16 8 December 2001 Italy Cogne, Italy 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
17 12 December 2001 Italy Brusson, Italy 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
18 15 December 2001 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
19 22 December 2001 Austria Ramsau, Austria 30 km Mass Start F World Cup 1st
20 5 January 2002 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
21 3 February 2002 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
22 3 March 2002 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 3rd
23  2002–03  18 January 2003 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 4 victories – (3 RL, 1 TS)
  • 10 podiums – (9 RL, 1 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 1997–98 7 December 1997 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 10 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Bergström / Mogren / Forsberg
2 11 January 1998 Austria Ramsau, Austria 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Fredriksson / Jonsson / Mogren
3 10 March 1998 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 × 1.6 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Fredriksson
4 1998–99 29 November 1998 Finland Muonio, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay F World Cup 1st Bergström / Ingesson / Fredriksson
5 19 December1998 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Bergström / Jonsson / Fredriksson
6 13 March 1999 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Fredriksson / Bergström / Brink
7 2000–01 18 March 2001 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Lindgren / Fredriksson / Göransson
8 2001–02 27 November 2001 Finland Kuopio, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Lindgren / Fredriksson / Brink
9 16 December 2001 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Lindgren / Fredriksson / Jonsson
10 10 March 2002 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Fredriksson / Södergren / Östberg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thornéus, Patrik (2005-09-01). "Elofssons nya karriär: gitarrist i ett metalband". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ Burström, Anders & Ek, Torbjörn (2005-10-26). "Nu lägger jag skidorna på hyllan" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Engagerad" (in Swedish). Swedbank. 2012-06-29. Archived from the original on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  4. ^ "Charlotte Kalla först i mål i Swedbanks nya satsning" (in Swedish). Swedbank. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  5. ^ "Per Elofsson SVT:s expert längd-VM På plats i Val di Fiemme" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  6. ^ Jönsson, Fredrik (16 September 2013). "Elofsson lämnar SVT – klar för Viasat" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Östman, Petter; Malmkvist, Alexander (5 November 2014). "Elofsson blir expert för Eurosport under VM" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "ELOFSSON Per". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Lars Frölander
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
2001
Succeeded by
Susanne Ljungskog