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Kjetil Jansrud
Alpine skier
Kjetil Jansrud Hinterstoder 2011.jpg
Jansrud in February 2011
Disciplines Downhill, Super-G,
Giant slalom, Combined
Club Peer Gynt Alpinklubb
Born 28 August 1985 (1985-08-28) (age 36)
Stavanger, Norway
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) (2014)
World Cup debut 19 January 2003 (age 17)
Website kjetil-jansrud.com
Olympics
Teams 4 – (2006–2018)
Medals 5 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 8 – (2005, 2009–2021)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 18 – (2003–2006, 2008–2021)
Wins 23
Podiums 55
Overall titles 0 – (2nd in 2015, 2017)
Discipline titles 4 – (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 six World Cup podiums and an Olympic silver medal. Since 2012, he has concentrated on the speed events, where all but two of his World Cup victories have come. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he won the super-G and placed third in the downhill. At the World Championships in 2019 at Åre, Jansrud won gold in the downhill.

Born in Stavanger, Jansrud hails from Vinstra in Gudbrandsdalen, about forty kilometres (25 miles) from Kvitfjell.

Career

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Jansrud finished tenth in the combined. 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 in February at the World Championships.

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

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.

At the first men's race of the World Championships in 2013 at Schladming, 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.

At the Winter Olympics in 2014 at 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 2015 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 at the World Championships at Beaver Creek in the combined.

Jansrud achieved four wins during the 2016 season. The following year, he won five World Cup races and placed first in super-G, second in downhill, and second in the overall season standing. He also won a silver medal at the World Championships in the super-G.

He took the silver medal in the downhill at the Winter Olympics in 2018 in Korea, 0.12 seconds behind teammate and training partner Aksel Lund Svindal, after leading most of the run. He won bronze in the super-G, for his fifth Olympic medal: a gold, two silver, and two bronze.

At the World Championships in 2019 in Sweden, Jansrud won gold in the downhill by two-hundredths of a second, edging out Svindal in his final international race.

World Cup results

Season titles

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

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

Season standings

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
2019 33 13 35 4 13 14
2020 34 8 5 9 7
2021 35 31 7 20

Race victories

  • 23 wins – (8 DH, 13 SG, 1 PGS, 1 SC)
  • 55 podiums – (19 DH, 26 SG, 6 GS, 2 PGS, 2 SC); 137 top tens
Season Date Location Discipline
2012 4 March 2012 Norway  Kvitfjell, Norway Super-G
2014 28 February 2014 Downhill
2 March 2014 Super-G
2015 29 November 2014 Canada Lake Louise, Canada Downhill
30 November 2014 Super-G
5 December 2014 United States Beaver Creek, USA Downhill
20 December 2014 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Super-G
24 January 2015 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill
8 March 2015 Norway  Kvitfjell, Norway Super-G
18 March 2015 France Méribel, France Downhill
2016 21 December 2015 Italy Alta Badia, Italy Parallel-G
15 January 2016  Switzerland  Wengen, Switzerland Combined
6 February 2016 South Korea Jeongseon, South Korea Downhill
13 March 2016 Norway  Kvitfjell, Norway Super-G
2017 2 December 2016 France Val-d'Isère, France Super-G
3 December 2016 Downhill
16 December 2016 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Super-G
27 December 2016 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy Super-G
25 February 2017 Norway  Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill
2018 26 November 2017 Canada Lake Louise, Canada Super-G
11 March 2018 Norway  Kvitfjell, Norway Super-G
2019 25 November 2018 Canada Lake Louise, Canada Super-G
2020 24 January 2020 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Super-G

World Championship results

  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
2019 33 22 1
2021 35 12 8 DNS2

Olympic results

  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
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