Ivica KOSTELIC

Croatia CRO

Alpine Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    4 S
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Salt Lake City 2002
  • Year of Birth
    1979
Olympic Results

Biography

Ivica KOSTELIC

The elder brother of female skiing legend Janica, Ivica Kostelic has himself enjoyed a remarkable Alpine career, earning no fewer than four Olympic silver medals.

A family affair

Born in 1979, Ivica Kostelic grew up in a sport-loving family in the Croatian capital of Zagreb. His parents, Ante and Marica, both played elite-level handball, with the former taking it upon himself to introduce their two children to skiing and later becoming their coach. Both Ivica and Janica – three years his junior - demonstrated great talent, attaining eye-catching results from an early age.

Rewriting history

Between them, the two siblings would later effectively rewrite the history of Croatian winter sport. Janica went on to become one of the greatest skiers ever, winning six Olympic medals (including four golds), five FIS Alpine World Ski Championship titles and three overall victories in the FIS World Cup, before retiring in 2007.

Ivica, meanwhile, shot to stardom by pulling off a shock World Cup slalom success in November 2001 in Aspen (USA), despite starting in bib number 64. Recording the seventh-best time in the first run, he dominated the second to land a historic maiden win, the first of three that season. Three more podium finishes saw him top the slalom standings and win the discipline’s small crystal globe, his first international trophy.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

#=24
Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
#27
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#=9
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
S
Super Combined
Super Combined Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

#18
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
#16
Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
#7
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
S
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
S
Super Combined
Super Combined Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Turin 2006

#31
Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
#6
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
S
Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Salt Lake City 2002

#9
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#AC
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing