Andre Myhrer Wiki: Everything To Know About The 2018 Olympics Gold Medalist Skier
Andre Myhrer is a gold medalist skier who recently participated at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Read about his net worth and other facts you need to know.
Jul 24, 2018
Who is Andre Myhrer?
André Myhrer was born in 1983 in Bergsjo, Sweden. He is a Swedish World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist who recently participated in the technical events and specialists in slalom. Myhrer made his World Cup debut in January 2004 but his first victory in alpine skiing came at Beaver Creek, Colorado, in December 2006. Myhrer represented the Sweden team at the 2006 Winter Olympics where he finished fourth in the slalom. At the 2010 Olympics, he was placed tenth after the first run of the slalom at Whistler, where had the fastest time in the second, going on eventually to win the bronze medal. Myhrer has competed in three Olympics and seven World Championships up until now. He has won six World Cup victories and a total of 22 podiums, mainly in slalom. He also won the 2012 season title in slalom and finished at the eleventh place in the overall standings. Myhrer loves to play guitar and golf in his spare time and he's studied Sports Science from the Mid Sweden University, Ostersund, SWE. His wife is Madelene Tollin and together the pair have a son Mathew, and a daughter Tove Myhrer can speak English, German and Swedish languages fluently. He trained in the club Bergsjo-Hassela Alpina in Sweden under coach Heinz-Peter Platter on a national level. In January 2017 he injured his back during the World Cup event in Kitzbuhel, Austria and the problem affected the remainder of his 2016/17 season. He suffered a knee injury ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. He competed at the Games in Sochi but was unable to finish his second run in slalom. He took the remainder of the 2013/14 season to recover from the injury. He began skiing as a child as his father encouraged him to take up the sport of alpine skiing. "I've always been a competitive person and done a lot of different sports. The reason why I focused on skiing is that I think it's so much fun." He regards the Norwegian alpine skier Lasse Kjus as his hero though he also mentioned in his profile that his biggest influence is his wife Madalene Tollin. She has been his guiding force in all his failures and successes. She helps him with all the important decisions of his life and always stands by him through thick or thin. He was presented with the 2012 Mikael Ljungberg Scholarship an award which is in honor of a Swedish wrestler who died in 2004. It is given to athletes who show respect towards their rivals as well as determination during competition. The scholarship also carries a prize of 50,000 Swedish kronar.
Career of the skier
Myhrer made his World Cup debut in January 2004 and his first victory came at Beaver Creek, Colorado, in December 2006. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Myhrer won the slalom competition after both main favorites failed to finish. In addition to four Olympics, Myhrer has also competed in eight World Championships. Through January 2018, Myhrer achieved eight World Cup victories and 25 podiums, mainly in slalom. He won the 2012 season title in slalom and finished at the eleventh place in the overall standings.
Net worth of the skier
The net worth of the skier is currently unavailable.
2018 Winter Olympic Games
Recently, Sweden was overjoyed to see the performance of Andre Myhrer who ended Sweden's 38-year drought in the men's slalom at the Winter Olympics after star duo Marcel Hirscher and Henrik Kristoffersen faltered and made a huge mistake. Andre Myhrer became the first Swede to win the event since 1980 as big favorites Hirscher and Kristoffersen both failed to finish the race in Pyeongchang at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The 35-year-old Olympian finished 0.34 seconds before Switzerland's Ramon Zenhausern, while Austrian Michael Matt took home bronze medal. "It means everything. I've been training my whole life for a moment like this. I took a medal in Vancouver [2010 Olympic Winter Games], a bronze, but I've been always dreaming about the gold medal and now it's a reality and I'm totally blown away," an excited Myhrer said. Myhrer has been only wishing for a gold medal but could not believe his fate and hard work when he actually managed a gold medal. Myhrer, managed a combined winning time of one minute, 38.99 secs as he did the same as countryman Ingemar Stenmark's achievement at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. He added a gold medal to his bronze medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as he became the second 35-year-old to reign supreme in Alpine skiing in Pyeongchang following Aksel Lund Svindal's success in the downhill for Norway.
Andre Myhrer has a huge fan following on his Instagram page @andremyhrer. He uploads his recent photos and photos from his competitions on his Instagram page. Myhrer is also available on his Facebook profile. One can follow him on his Facebook page at Andre Myhrer.