Ingemar STENMARK

Sweden SWE

Alpine Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Innsbruck 1976
  • Year of Birth
    1956
Olympic Results

Biography

Ingemar STENMARK

Ingemar Stenmark is widely regarded as the most successful Alpine skier of all time. He began skiing at the age of five. Three years later, he won his first national championship.

Commanding performances

At the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games, Stenmark won a bronze medal in the giant slalom. This was despite lying in only eighth place after the first run. Two years later, Stenmark won 13 World Cup races during the 1978-1979 season, a feat no man has ever equalled.

Olympic double

The following year he became a double Olympic champion at the Lake Placid Winter Games. He won the giant slalom by three-quarters of a second and came from behind in the slalom with a great second run.

Legacy

He was denied a chance to defend his Olympic titles in 1984 as he failed to meet the strict amateur eligibility requirements of the times. He returned for the 1988 Calgary Winter Games but failed to win a medal. However, with a career haul of 86 World Cup race wins, more than double that of every other male skier bar one, his legacy as the greatest was assured.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

#AC
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#5
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lake Placid 1980

G
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
G
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1976

B
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#AC
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing