Kjetil JANSRUD

Norway NOR

Alpine Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    2 S
    2 B
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Turin 2006
  • Year of Birth
    1985
Olympic Results

Biography

Kjetil JANSRUD

He has won medals of each colour at the Olympic Winter Games: gold (super-G in 2014), silver (giant slalom in 2010, downhill in 2018) and bronze (downhill in 2014, super-G in 2018). With his five podium finishes, Kjetil Jansrud, the Norwegian speed specialist, is one of the most decorated Olympic Alpine skiing stars of all time. 

The man from Lillehammer 

Born in the large port city of Stavanger on 28 August 1985, Kjetil Jansrud grew up in the town of Vinstra in Oppland, "in the heart of a Norwegian winter sports paradise" as he describes it, and an hour by road from Lillehammer, where he went to train in Alpine skiing from the age of seven. The Olympiabakken, a speed run in the resort of Kvitfjell that was designed by Bernhard Russi for the 1994 Winter Games, is his domain: it was here that Kjetil won his first World Cup victory, in the super-G in 2012. He has won here six times since, and achieved the downhill/super-G double in 2014, before going on to win the super-G again in 2015, 2016 and 2018, and the downhill in 2017! In addition, on 25 February 2017, Kjetil became the first Norwegian to win on a course covering the full length of the Olympiabakken, which has been one of the classics of the international circuit since before the turn of the century. 

A standout speed specialist 

Although Kjetil started out strongest in technical disciplines (he won silver in the giant slalom at the 2004 Junior World Championships in Maribor), competed in the slalom when he first joined the World Cup circuit in 2003, and won his first Olympic medal in the giant slalom (finishing second behind Switzerland's Carlo Janka in Whistler at the 2010 Vancouver Games), he now specialises in speed. By 2018, he had amassed eight downhill victories (most notably on the Streif in Kitzbühel in 2015), 11 wins in the super-G, one in the giant parallel slalom and another in the combined, for a total of 21 World Cup wins and 48 podium finishes in his career so far. 

Familiar with every step of the Olympic podium! 

The Norwegian YOG Ambassador for Lillehammer 2016 had his first experience at the Olympic Winter Games in Turin in 2006, at the age of 20. "The previous year I had won the European Cup; […] the slalom cup, the giant slalom cup and the total cup. I was at the top of my game, feeling unbeatable," recalls Kjetil on his website. After finishing 10th in the combined in Sestrière, he broke his thumb in his first run in the giant slalom. He returned home to Norway immediately, had an operation on the "complicated fracture", and his season ended there. It then took some time for Kjetil to make a name for himself among the best skiers in the world and, in the end, his first major international victory was his silver medal at the Olympic Winter Games 2010. 

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

PyeongChang 2018

S
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
B
Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
#AC
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#7
Super Combined
Super Combined Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

B
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
G
Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
#AC
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#4
Super Combined
Super Combined Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

#=31
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
#12
Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
S
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#17
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
#9
Super Combined
Super Combined Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Turin 2006

#10
Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing
#AC
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing