Who is Kjetil Jansrud?
Norwegian World Cup Alpine Ski Racer Kjetil Jansrud was born in 1985 in Stavanger, Norway. He started alpine skiing at a very young age and he has never looked back. He races in all alpine disciplines including slalom. At one time, his best event was the giant slalom where he won 6 World Cup podiums and an Olympic silver medal. Since 2012 he has changed his track a bit and he has become more of a speed skating specialist, having won eleven of his thirteen World Cup victories in speed skating events. At the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, he won the Super-G and placed third in the Downhill.
Career of the ski racer
At the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Jansrud managed to finish tenth in the combined event. He injured his thumb in the Olympic giant slalom which meant he couldn't participate any further in the 2006 season. 2007 also kept him away from the sport due to another injury, a bulging disc discovered that year, kept him out of the entire season but it wouldn't stop him from competing again in the future. Jansrud made his way to his first World Cup podium in January 2009 at Adelboden and finished ninth in the super combined at the 2009 World Championships. He won the silver medal in giant slalom at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Jansrud won his first World Cup race in March 2012 on home snow at Kvitfjell. At that time, he made the podium in all three speed events over the weekend and capped off with a victory in the super-G. During the first men's race of the 2013 World Championships, Jansrud crashed in the super-G, but got up and skied his way to the finish. It was later discovered that he tore a ligament in his left knee, due to which he had to stay away from the rest of the 2013 season. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Jansrud won gold medal in the super-G and bronze medal in the downhill at Rosa Khutor. At the first World Cup races following the games, he won two speed events at Kvitfjell. In the 2014–15 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 in the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015 at the Men's super combined event. He earned four wins at the 2015–16 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. He won a silver medal in the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2017 a tMen's super-G, and won five races in the 2016–17 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, placing first in Super-G, second in downhill, and second in the overall season standing. He won a 4th Olympic medal with a silver medal in the men's downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, losing gold to teammate Aksel Lund Svindal by only 0.012. He won a 5th Olympic medal, a bronze medal in the Super G, giving him a career tally of 1 gold medals, 2 silver medal, and 2 bronze medals at the Olympics.
The net worth of the ski racer is currently unknown.
5 facts about Kjetil Jansrud
Apart from his career, here are some 5 interesting facts about Jansrud which he has mentioned in his biography: 1. He was the second child in a line of four in his family and he's three years younger than his sister. Jansrud spent the first two years of his life in Randaberg, which is a small town outside of Stavanger. His dad worked in the oil business. His favorite part time hobby was to throw rocks into the ocean with no regard for alpine skiing at that time in his mind. 2. At the age of seven, he got his first alpine skis, a gift from his uncle and his aunt. It was the gift that would later change everything. Skiing was not in his blood, but once he developed an interest for it, his dad guided and helped him every step of the way. Jansrud is good friends with teammate, Aksel Lund Svindal. 3. He has learned a lot through his years as a skier as he states in his biography. Some of his success, but most of all his injuries have helped him to develop as an athlete, but more importantly also as a human being. He hopes to use that knowledge in a positive way and that it will give him that little extra leverage towards becoming that better person, and the athlete that will win more of the races coming in the future. 4. Currently residing in Oslo, Jansrud is a guy that enjoys his spare time. He plays a little guitar, and he enjoys playing games on his computer. He also loves the smell of coffee in the morning. 5. Kjetil Jansrud is available on Instagram @kjansrud. The Olympic Champion uploads his latest photos and the photos from his competitions on his Instagram page.